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Islamist extremists in West Bengal, India, show themselves to be traitors:

Ganguly, Anirban: A rally for war criminals: Why are TMC, Left silent? Rediff.com, April 3, 2013.


“Something unprecedented happened on March 30 in Kolkata. Sixteen Islamic organisations came together at the Maidan, the second largest public ground in the city, in protest against the ongoing war crimes trial in Bangladesh, against the Shahbag sit-in and in support of the vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, one of the prime accused in the 1971 genocide in Bangladesh…Incidentally, it was from the Maidan in August 1946 that the call for ‘direct action’ was given by the Muslim League. The result of that call on the history of both parts of Bengal is too well known to even require a passing reiteration. But our politicians have deliberately chosen to ignore that past.

Sydney [ Images ] Schanberg, then correspondent of the New York Times, noted this selective approach, ‘the [Pakistani] army is now concentrating on Hindus, the killing is more selective, [and] has not stopped.’ Schanberg further recorded how the Pakistan army had ‘painted big yellow H’s on the Hindu shops to identify the property of the minority, eighth of the population that it has made it special targets.’

Archer Blood, the ‘dissenting diplomat’, then American Consul General in Dhaka cabled on March 29, 1971 on how the ‘Hindus [were] particular focus of [the] campaign and how the army was ‘going after Hindus with a vengeance.’

Veteran Pakistani journalist Anthony Mascarenhas, who fled to London [ Images ] in order to tell the truth about the Pakistan army wrote in exasperation in his columns in the Sunday Times that the Pakistani military operation had two distinctive features: ‘ One, the cleansing process’, the other ‘rehabilitation effort’ — ‘turning East Bengal into a ‘docile colony of West Pakistan.’ Sayeedi and his political colleagues had wholeheartedly facilitated all of these; the Maidan congregators were silent on that.


Bangladesh sentences war criminal to death: There is still hope for Pervez Musharraf.


“Bangladesh erupts after war crime judgment; 46 dead”. Rediff.com, March 1, 2013. ”

Violence continued unabated in Bangladesh on Friday as at least 46 people were killed in clashes that erupted after a top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami was handed down death penalty for ‘crimes against humanity’ during the 1971 liberation war.

The violence broke out after 73-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), was sentenced to death by International Crimes Tribunal.

At least 42 people were killed on Thursday in rioting triggered by the death sentence to Sayedee, who was found guilty of eight counts out of 20, involving rape, mass killings and atrocities during the 1971 freedom war against Pakistan…..Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia on Friday extended its open support to its extreme right-wing ally JI.”

Madhu Kishwar’s interviews with Gujaratis


Plea to allow probe into ‘fake’ Gujarat riot affidavits


Mar 5, 2013 – New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Rais Khan Aziz Khan Pathan, a former aide of activist Teesta Setalvad, Tuesday moved the Supreme Court….

Teesta Setalvad’s former aide Rais Khan Aziz Khan Pathan demands retrial of 2002 Best Bakery case

Economic Times, Oct. 13, 2011


Affidavit seeks retrial in Best Bakery case – The Hindu

Evidence Against Teesta Setalvad


Sabrang Communications Private Limited | “The Forum of Intentional Liars…


Sabrang Communications Private Limited is a Mumbai, India based organization run by Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand, along with a magazine

IMC India – Who are Sabrang Communications People ?


Jan 21, 2003 – What is Sabrang Communications? Appears to be a coordinating organization for several political activities with a common theme: attack

US sentences Ghulam Nabi Fai to 2 yearsjail – Times Of India

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US sentences Ghulam Nabi Fai to 2 yearsjail. Chidanand Rajghatta, TNN & Agencies Mar 31, 2012, 05.38AM IST. Tags: united states|; Umer Farooq|


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