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Four principles of Bangladesh: Rise of Nationalism & Birth of a State

After the formation of Pakistan, West Pakistanis, using religion as their shield, started racial and cultural repression on the Bengali nation, leading to a sense of realization among the young generations. Later, the whole nation became united to attain their freedom and political rights amid unlimited economic repression by the military junta....

Four principles of Bangladesh: In quest of Socialism

In a bid to enjoying freedom from colonial rule, we joined with the Pakistan part following the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947 based on religion. But our illusion got broken soon when we found that the West Pakistanis, staying thousands of miles away from us, turned our golden Bengal into a crematorium within two decades by using r...

Four principles of Bangladesh: Nationalism evolved based on secularism

Secularism is one of the main pillars of Bangladesh constitution. It is interpreted in different ways at different times. Many believe that secularism means the absence of religion as there has been widespread propaganda about secularism. But does secularism mean atheism? The answer is no. It means non-communalism, stopping the use of religion a...

Four principles of Bangladesh: Democracy leads to the idea of national identity

Since the partition, there was no general election in United Pakistan in 23 years till 1970. It was a matter of utter surprise that from 1947 to 1956 the Pakistan state was governed by the Government of India Act as framed by the British. Due to autocratic rule, it was not possible to introduce a constitution in the two decades of the emergence ...

Mujibnagar Government: First Milestone of 'Bangladesh'

April 17, Mujibnagar Day. On this day in 1971, the first Bangladesh government, widely known as the 'Mujibnagar government was formed by the elected leaders of Bangladesh as the rightful constitutional, logical, and realistic step forward towards the full realization of our dream of an independent country of our own. The observance of Mujibnaga...