By - Manas Paul

“It was a cool winter night and dense mist was all pervasive when I went out of my newspaper office to meet the Chief Minister Sachindra Lal Singha in his official residence. He had asked me to meet him urgently. Of course, he used to call me often but somehow I had a feeling that this time the CM wanted to meet me for something that related to Sheikh Mujibur Rehman. And I was right”, said Jiten Paul, 95, as I and Sanjib Deb a senior journalist and correspondent of The Asian Age listened to him intently at his home and trying not to miss any point.

By - Syed Badrul Ahsan, Associate Editor, The Daily Observer

19 June 1968 is today an indelible part of the history of the Bengali nation. On this day, thirty five Bengalis, accused of conspiracy to break up Pakistan through declaring its eastern province as an independent state, were produced before a special tribunal in the Dhaka cantonment.

 

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