Bangladesh-The Land of The Pure

Trophy or no trophy, victory or no victory; a very pleasing and encouraging thing is that we all are returning to the ‘covidless’ world we had been enjoying before the closing days of 2019.


by Ali Sukhanver

Pakistan Cricket Team won the three-match T-20 series against Bangladesh in a brilliantly wonderful way but the team was left “surprised” after it was not given a trophy at the closing ceremony of the series; say some media groups. Certainly this type of reporting intends nothing but a desire of creating misunderstandings between Pakistan and Bangladesh; the hi-ups of both countries are no doubt well aware of this bad intention. Very intelligently a spokesperson of the Bangladesh Cricket Board clarified the situation by telling the management of the Pakistan team that they would hand over the trophy after the conclusion of the Test series. 

Trophy or no trophy, victory or no victory; a very pleasing and encouraging thing is that we all are returning to the ‘covidless’ world we had been enjoying before the closing days of 2019. Though the effects of that ominous pandemic are still prevailing all around but with the passage of time, the situation is losing its severity and intensity. It is being hoped and wished that very soon things would be completely normal. However behavioral stubbornness and temperamental inflexibility are the traits which are more hazardous and more disastrous than covid. We must try to avoid ‘indulging’ in such destructive traits.

A few weeks back when Pakistan Cricket team reached Bangladesh for playing its first T-20 series of cricket matches with the host country in Dhaka, according to the Hindustan Times, some of the Bangladeshi cricket fans expressed their anger after the Pakistan cricket team hoisted the Pakistani flag in the Mirpur ground in Dhaka. The paper said that the Bangladeshi citizens did not like the act and also ‘felt’ it was a political gesture ahead of the golden jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh's independence. Dr Murad Hasan, a Bangladesh minister added more fuel to the fire by his immature statement in response to the incident. He said, “Pakistan cricketers hoisted their national flag during practice. This is not acceptable under any circumstances. I can't support it in any manner. The team must be sent back with the flag.” 

It has been a very old tradition during all international sports events that the national flags of the participating countries are hoisted in the grounds where events are to take place; what was wrong if Pakistani cricketers followed that tradition. The fact of the matter is that not even a single person among the Bangladeshi cricket lovers had any objection on hoisting of Pakistani flag; it was desire of the pro-India lobby in Bangladesh that something unpleasant must occur during Pakistan Cricket Team’s visit to Bangladesh. To fulfill that desire a few paid-agents were sent to the Mirpur ground and were asked to raise anti-Pakistan slogans there. As far as Dr. Murad Hasan is concerned, he is a person very true to his salt. This year in August, while addressing a meeting arranged by the Press Information Department, the same Dr. Murad had demanded posthumous trial of BNP founder Zia-ur-Rahman for the alleged assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 

Zia-ur-Rahman had been the President of Bangladesh from 1977 to 1981. He was assassinated on 30th May 1981 in Chittagong in an army coup. His wife Mrs. Khalida Zia also served as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1991 to 1996 and again from 2001 to 2006. She is remembered as the first woman in Bangladesh history and second in the Muslim majority countries who headed a democratic government as prime minister. Pakistan’s Mrs. Benazir Bhutto was the first lady in this respect. Mrs. Khalida Zia is the current chairperson and leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) which was founded by her husband Zia-ur-Rahman in 1978. Zia-ur-Rahman, during his Presidentship, tried his best to change Bangladesh’s internal and external politics. His government initiated efforts to create a regional group in South Asia, which later became SAARC in 1985. He improved Bangladesh's relations with China and the West, and put a full-stop to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's policy of close alignment with India. Since he had started his military career from the Pakistan Army and there he was awarded the gallantry award known as Hilal-e-Jurat on his matchless bravery during the Indo-Pak War in 1965, he had a very soft corner for Pakistan. Even his wife Mrs. Khalida Zia was also blamed of following her husband’s policies specifically with reference to Pakistan. That was the reason that Zia-ur-Rahman and his wife Mrs. Khalida Zia both remained ‘persona non grata’ for India and for the family of Mujibur-Rahman. 

Hasina Wajid Sheikh, the present Prime Minister of Bangladesh is the daughter of Mujibur Rahman. Just like her father, Hasina Wajid is also always filled with hatred for Pakistan and love for India. On the other hand, Dr. Murad Hasan’s father Motiyar Rahman Talukdar was one of the organizers of 1971 Liberation War. Being a member of the Bangladesh Awami League and being an aspirant of getting a much better position in the party and being the son of Motiyar Rahman Talukdar, it becomes compulsory rather mandatory for  Dr. Murad Hasan to oppose Pakistan wherever and whenever possible. Unfortunately in his heat and haste, Dr. Murad has forgotten that by spreading and promoting hatred, one lives a very temporary life in the pages of history. Moreover threatening the guests of throwing them out of the host country is something very unethical and uncivilized. Bangladesh is a land of very loving, caring and very much civilized people; such ‘intellectuals’ as Dr. Murad simply distort the soft image of the society they belong to. In presence of such ‘immature’ political leaders, nothing good could be expected.


  1. The Pakistani devils would not listen to the moral Scriptures!

    The year 1971 is remarkably eventful in the struggles for Bangladesh’s independence. December is also called the Month of Victory as we achieved Bangladesh on 16 December 1971 as an independent and sovereign state. We should honour our freedom fighters, our millions killed intentionally and with premeditation by the Pakistani military junta and their local mango-twigs in 1971. Remember the sacrifices they made in duty towards Bangladesh.

    In writing this piece, I bear the year 1971 clearly in my mind with distinct mental discernment. My heart aches and tears well up in my eyes. During our Independence War of 1971, I was a college student and witnessed many barbaric incidents committed by the griffins like Pakistani Army, Jamaat-e-Islami, its student wing Islami Chhatra Sangha (ICS), and their death squads Al-Badr and Al-Shams (auxiliary forces of the barbarous Pakistani Army) like sub-humans.

    We have to fight these culprits till they are reduced to ashes. Loving hearts do not understand that those belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami want it all. Neither talk nor love will change their minds. Only defeat will be their downfall. The top concern for Al-Badr and Al-Shams forces was annihilating anything and everyone that was considered a threat to the Jamaat-e-Islamis during our glorious Liberation War. These evil forces carried out mass killings, genocide, and arrested people simply to send a message and keep Bangladesh-loving people stifled.

    The supreme sacrifices of our patriots brought Bangladesh into being and happiness in our hearts. I can remember here what French Novelist Marcel Proust once said, “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” As we know, in Islam, creating social discord or disorder, breach of peace, rioting, bloodshed, pillage or plunder and killing of innocent persons anywhere in the world are all considered most inhuman crimes. (To be continued…)

  2. Part-2

    Pakistani feral people who call themselves Muslims and look like Muslims, are indeed totally anti-Islamic. They are nothing, but gangland killers.
    Pakistan’s horrendous killing outfit ISI has got a very strong ties with JeI to carry-out dreadful activities using Islam to destabilize Bangladesh according to their volition to impose their own and deceitful brand of Islam on us which has got no connection with our holy religion - Islam.

    Pakistan High Commission (PHC) in Dhaka is also involved in all badly activities in collusion with Jamaati-e-Islami (JeI) in Bangladesh. PHC is the den of ISI and JeI. Bangladesh government should immediately put PHC + ISI under their strong scanner to catch those malefactors to face virile punishment.
    It is high time to dismantle Jamaat-e-Islami high command and its various killing off-shoots into pieces for betterment of Bangladesh and its people.

    The Bangladesh government should also break-down their money channels, confiscate all their properties and take full control of their business entities to block up these perpetrators eternally. (To be continued…)

  3. Being a frontline freedom fighter of the 1971 war field to attain Bangladesh from the barbarous chains of Pakistani militaey rulers, I must say Pakistan was a rogue state in 1971 and it has still remained the same. ( To be continued…) - Anwar A. Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh