- Posted March 2, 2013 by
78 people killed, over 7000 injured by Bangladesh Government Massacre
At least seventy-eight people were killed and about 7000 people were severely injured by the government forces of Bangladesh to stop a protest by the opposition party calling for injustice done to the international renowned Islamic scholar and a former member of parliament Delwar Hussain Saydee by the government’s puppet international war crime tribunal. This is the first time in Bangladesh's history that many people were killed in a single day incident after its independence in 1971.
The tribunal recently gave a verdict to hang the opposition leader accusing him of war crime in 1971 that caused the countrywide clash between the government forces and the opposition party. A pulsating fear rises among the general population that the government is forcing the country towards a civil war.
Facebook, Youtube and other social media were shut down by the government to stop the spread of the news to international community. Opposition party states that in order to cover up the corruption, assassination of political leader, and to manipulate the upcoming election in January 2014 the government artificially creating a countrywide chaos to divert the mind of it’s citizens. Moreover, ruling party sponsoring an artificial youth movement in country's capital as Shahbag Square to justify their action in international community. Opposition leaders are accusing the ruling party of bribing the youth for its political gain. There are eyewitness reports that each attendee receiving 1000 Taka (approximately 13 US dollar) and free food each day.
A spokesman from the opposition party states that the government formed an international war crime tribunal that lacks international standard according to many international human rights agencies to frame the opposition leaders.
A London based newspaper Economist and United Nation also criticized the role of the government and it's interference in the country's judicial system. A recent report published in the Economist widely known as “ Skype scandal” accusing the justice of the international war crime tribunal for falsifying information to give verdict in government’s favor causing the justice to resign from the tribunal after a widespread protest in the country.
Eyewitnesses report that there were mass grave in remote areas throughout the country without any identification. State media confirms that in past year 3000 politically affiliated individuals were missing from various parts of the country.
General populations are calling for help from the country’s Army that previously played a vital role in country’s stability. However, many speculate a widespread change in the country’s Army by the ruling party Awami league may not be a feasible option anymore.
Former president Ershad, a member of the current coalition government condemned the mass killing, calling it a dark phase of the country. Millions of people are demanding for the resignation of ruling party for mass murdering, burning houses and ceasing land of minority Hindu and Christian community. A spokesperson from the opposition party states that a countrywide protest will be held throughout the country indefinitely followed by strikes. People are calling for immediate international help and accessibility to social media sites and transparency in the justice system.