22.4.07

Hasina went to the Airport


Things are a little dynamic in Bangladesh at the moment.

No silly im not talking about the onset of the monsoon or the Turkish washing up powder pictured on the left. It's the *other* type of weather im talking about.

The interim government of Bangladesh is trying to put a stop to the two recent dynasties, the Ahlal Mujib and the Ahlal Zia bringing more ruin upon the people of Bangladesh who keep voting for them. I don't have full information but this seems like a good move. I consider myself politically orphaned when it comes to Bangladesh, the people need better thinking and leadership. We need for new actors to be nurtured, stabilised and ride out with confidence.

We need to understand who we are and what we are doing with ourselves. A collective cosmological and trouble shooting exercise

Forever appealling to the 'Spirit of Liberation' is getting nowhere, and the two trees in the political field, the Ahlal Mujib and the Ahlal Zia were hogging all the sunlight and sucking out all the water. Now they might be over with 'TIMBAAAAAAAAR'.

Amusingly, the queen of Ahlal Mujib is in London at the moment trying to get to Bangladesh. The only problem for her is that the government is not going to let her in as she is a threat to the peace, even though she has murder charges to answer to. She could be seen as a preacher of hate in her home country, where she regularly led her followers to bring the country's economic and transport to a stand still and disrupted Parliamentary proceedings, boycotted them and spread Talibanisation theories about Bangladesh. It would be wise for observers not to forget the events of October 28th 2006 either, when she ordered her fedayeen onto the streets with sticks and oars. Several people were killed. I received eyewitness accounts of them beating 'enemies' to death in gangs then jumping over their bodies. There is some revolting footage here. Secular, moderate, non communal and democratic enough for western utility? Of Course!!!

The Ahlal Mujib were overjoyed to see the 1st Caretaker Government destroyed and the elections delayed. they and the press that shared their agenda, the Daily Star et al helped to create these unprecedented and 'legally creative' conditions. Now they are not so steady. Again and again they get themselves and the rest of us into trouble with their drunken fancies and actions.

The Ahlal Mujib will be supported by their freinds in the UK, the US and of course in India. Lord Avebury is a notorious Awami League mouth piece, human rightist and righteously indignant in a predictable white aristo sort of fashion. I'm suprised that Jeremy Corbyn MP (Labour Anti-War) is taking a shine to her cause. It is an open secret in Bangladesh that there are tens of thousands of of its citizens on the payrolls of unfreindly agencies of a next door neighbour. Its one of those sad facts of life.

I hear that yesterday Hasina told a big meeting of her fans in London that she was going to Heathrow airport today to try to board a BA flight to Dhaka, even though the Bangladesh Government has instructed BA and the Brit security agencies not to let her on the plane. Air India is always an option for her, i hear its cheaper.

I hope that Hasina's presence in the UK doesn't mess up things in the UK and in Bangladesh. There are some people quite high up in Labour and other parties with an axe to grind.

The thing i feel with the younger generation is that a more advanced engagement with the Ahlal Mujib can happen in the UK, and the deshis here are (a) a lot less brainwashed with *Bangladesh Atudies*, (b) don't really care about gettign promoted in the Bangladeshi business or government, (c) have food in their bellies, (d) care about their religious idenity beyond ritual and personal morality and (e) have the space and the literacy.

Someone should go over to her sister Rehana's house and do a citizen's arrest. Only problem being they would probably get lynched. I'd wish Shk Hasina Wajed a pleasant retirement but i don't think we have heard the last from her.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You were calling for us to be weary of this new interim government a week or two back - what's changed other than the gun being pointed more conspicuously at both major parties?

My eyebrows are raised when reading statements of the nature of "it's an open secret". How is that different to "it's an open secret that Jamaat-e-Islam leaders X and X were drectly involved in 1971 attrocities yada yada yada" - until we move away from propogating allegations that for whatever reason will never be proven to the public at large - and hence will always be subject to accusations of fabrication - the landscape will remain eternally split.

I agree that justice needs to be served for what happened on October 28th - and fingers will quite rightfully be pointed at the Awami League protestors. That point should stand as it is. However, I have more than one eyewitness testimony of violence being perpetrated at Sylhet and Chittagong university campuses by Shibbir. Violence is thoroughly reprehensible but, if we are to believe eyewitness testimonies, is perpetrated in cruel and vulgar form by all political party militia. Noone is spared.

The opening point was about putting a stop to the two recent political dynasties. I thoroughly agree, and would hope to see further changes beyond leadership level - but sadly I don't see it.

(star)

Fugstar said...

Salam

I am not sure that what i have said constitutes backtracking. lemme know where. I like the idea of levelling the playing field though things have got a little clumsy.

Student violence wasnt the subject of the post. It was more bewilderment at SHW's melodramatic moves in the UK. I reckon a case could be made for banning her from the uk for incitement to hatred if annoyed parties were vindictive enough!

I think her case is decidely more here and now than the other case you mention. I really dont see what I'm expected to do about that, seeing as I'm a political orphan.

Ones eyebrows should be raised at the thought of spies operating as instruments of hostile power agendas. I guess I value real independance, like Iran has a little of.

Does JI need to be made relevant to every commentary of Bangladesh affairs? I'm still waiting for the link to climate change. I bet it will have something to do with Saudi Arabia and petrodollars.

I really want to see change, I guess we share that. Only there are particular places to look. Do you think that the Ahlal Mujib and Ahlal Zia are still running to their safety blankets?

I'll post about Indicators(slow and fast moveing) of funky change in bangladesh some time later!

SUSHANTA said...

I am a blind supporter of BAL. So use to read all the writings against Sk Hasina and BAL so that my eyes will be opened. I appreciate ur writings but the way you commented using Sk Mujib is not respective!

Fugstar said...

Don't be blind! Blindness lead us to make foolish decisions because our judgement becomes impaired.

We dont need to raise human individuals to super human status.
Humans need to appreciate their strengths and short comings and dont take stuff so personally.

Ahlal means 'people of'. I see no reason why its innacurate.

I see you were at SUST. I wonder what you make of the Sylhet refurendum. What does it mean to you?

SUSHANTA said...

i know little about Sylhet refurendum. OK, I will learn about Sylhet refurendum and give you the answer.