Independence Day Special 2020

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    1947-71: Was Pakistan a ‘false’ state?

    by Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 01:30am on March 26, 2020

    THE analytical problem troubling the history of both Pakistan at birth and Bangladesh in being is that it takes colonial interpretations and narratives of state...

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    Shrinking space for freedom

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 01:27am on March 26, 2020

    WHEN the government acts against people, it becomes people’s duty, patriotic duty that is, to save democracy and the country from the government. The people,...

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    Freedom, in the time of corona

    by Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad | Updated at 01:25am on March 26, 2020

    A society that lives in a perennial state of emergency cannot be a free society. We in fact live in a society that has sacrificed...

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    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 01:20am on March 26, 2020

    FREEDOM, one of the most mischievous concepts, covers much and many: individual, society, country, class, philosophy, political science, jurisprudence, teacher, student, education boss, artist, author,...

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    Promises of national independence and politics of public deception

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 01:18am on March 26, 2020

    BANGLADESH was born out of an extraordinary war of liberation, fought primarily by ordinary people, against the professionally trained occupation forces of neo-colonialist Pakistan 49...