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Jahangir Alam Akash: Early in the morning of the 11 February this year, a married couple brutally murdered in their own bedrooms. The murder happened in front of their six years old son at their home in the capital Dhaka in Bangladesh. The couple both worked as Television journalists and program makers were popular. Man Sagar was killed with 28 stab wounds and his wife Runi died after being stabbed five times.

During the autopsy of Sagar saw that there was fixed a small knife in his right breast. Almost the entire blade of the knife had entered his body. Some of the knife thrusts were measured to be around two and a half inch wide. Runi were fatal knife was ticking in the abdomen. In addition, she also has two deep stab wounds under his eyebrows. The murder of the two TV journalists were investigated, but police have not yet arrested any of the murderers. Neither the motive for the killings to find.

Sagar worked as news editor of the private TV channel Masranga and Runi was a senior journalist with the private TV channel ATN Bangla. The couple were working in the energy sector.

Since 1984 it killed 43 journalists, including the famous writer Humayun Azad of Bangladesh. Journalists all over Bangladesh have protested against the killings and for the journalists live in insecurity. They believe that the killings of journalists are not investigated thoroughly enough, and this is not fair to the surviving family members.

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina reacted with anger on journalists’ protests and said that most journalists were killed before she became Prime Minister. She also believed that it is not possible for the government to provide security for citizens in their bedrooms.

In fact, there are also some journalists who agree with the Prime Minister in her speech. Last month was a Bangladeshi journalist on a visit to Oslo. He stated, “In my country there are one hundred percent freedom of the press,” but at the same time he said it was committed abuses against journalists in Bangladesh. After his speech, three photojournalists were stopped on the street and tortured by the police. At the same time terrorists attacked a news agency and two journalists and an employee was seriously injured. Another journalist Jamaluddin killed in Jessore. Lastly some journalists have been tortured at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

What this so-called “journalist” says is not consistent with what is happening in today’s Bangladesh. Therefore it is natural to ask the question, is this man representative of the journalists in Bangladesh? Or he can be an emissary for the authorities in Bangladesh? Picture-Prothom Alo taken from Face Book.

An online english newspaper “EURO BANGLA” has been hacked. On 24 June this year happened it. Who and why did it is not identified yet.Euro Bangla is about human rights. There is no business motive of Euro Bangla. Euro Bangla (EB) worked totally on human rights issues. In 2010 EB started from Germany. Within short time EB got popularity. EB is an individual initiative. The exile journalist Jahangir Alam Akash running this online newspaper as editor.
Editor of Euro Bangla told, “Lastly we uploaded a news on the killing of the journalists in Bangladesh.” That report wrote, “43 journalists and a famous writer have been killed in Bangladesh since 1984. Hundreds journalists have been tortured also. “
Euro Bangla’s editor told, “Before Euro Bangla, we lost another online newspaper “Human Rights Today”. Those who are involved to hack Euro Bangla they don’t beleive in freedom of speech and democracy. We spent huge money to establish Euro Bangla.”
Why the cyber criminals trying to stop the Pen of journalist Akash? Journalist Akash told, “No one can stop me and my activity. Because I am trying to do for people specially for the voiceless people and their rights.”

Jahangir Alam Akash: The Holocaust was one of the greatest black spot of the world history. Six million Jews were killed by the Hitler Government of Germany. Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass wrote a new poem called “What must be said.”
It creates positive and negative storm throughout the world. The German author wrote about a big problem. That means he is not against Israel. But he has taken up the important issue that may break the world peace or may be making World War III, if Israel and Iran will attack each other. Truth can never be a threat.
Israel-Iran, Iran-Israel, Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass-World = USA! Where is peace and what would be happened in the world if they will not stop doing something against the people? We are not just for Israel, not only for Iran, we are for the whole world and of course we are inside of the world peace and the people.
The world needs a lot of peace and reducing poverty and solving the other problems that are important to have a better world and we need to think about creating a good economy for all countries of the world. To blame each and other will not be bringing any good things for the people.
We just need peace, peace and peace and we just want peace at any cost. So there is nothing to fight each other. The picture taken from the “Aftenposten”. So majority people think that Nobelist Guenter Grass is a symbol of conscience in this world while many other Nobelists are still silent to say something about truth or in favor of the peace.
We don´t need any more silent intellectual in this world. Truth is never be a dangerous thing. It is more important to remove the poverty and to solution the climate change problem than to create a new war in this world. We hope that the world leaders could be understand it! Picture from Aftenposten


Jahangir Alam Akash: It is a duty of any state to give the security of the citizens. In spite of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina told that, ‘it is not possible to guard bedrooms of someone”. Hasina got burst against journalist unity after the brutal killing of a journalist couple. Unfortunate and shameful speech from the mouth of the Prime Minister. But her government has failed to find the reason and killers of latest journalist killing event. On the other hand, the highest court of Bangladesh has given an ordered to stop journalism on recently happened of two journalist killings. We really are shocked of her speech. How she could say that all clues of journalist killing were destroyed due to huge gathering of journalists on the killing spot? Her speech is very cruel against justice and responsibility.
However, a TV journalist couple have been brutally killed early on 11 February in their bedroom in the capital of Bangladesh. The killed journalists were very popular. They are Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi. They worked at the energy sector. Sagar was a news editor of the private TV channel Masranga. Runi was a senior journalist of the private TV channel ATN.
A total of 31 journalists have been killed since 1984, including Sagar-Runi’s murder in Bangladesh. But the family members of the murder journalists never get justice. Still they are waiting to see the light of justice. There is no proper investigation of the killings of journalists, yet.
Mahir Sarowar Megh is the only son of Sagar-Runi. He is the only eye witness of the brutal killing of his parents. Sagar suffered 28 stabs wounds and Runi five before they breathed their last. The murderers stabbed 28 times Sagar. According to the morgue sources were six in the chest, two imagen, three in the neck, 15 in the back and one on the thigh. During the autopsy, a small knife (which had about a four-inch blade) found fixed in the right side of the chest. Almost the entire blade stuck in his body. The width of a few sticks were found to be around two and half inches while the width of the others were about two inches and one inch. The killers made ​​two close sticking in Meherun Runi abdomen. They also stabbed her under the eyebrows.
The police could not arrest anyone in this connecion yet. They could not find the reason of the killings as well. The journalists of the country are continuing to protest against these killings and to the safety of the lives of journalists. But the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina has said that it is not possible for the government to provide security in the bedroom of the citizens. On the other hand, the Supreme Court of Bangladesh issued an ordered against journalism on Sagar Runis murder case.
There is no doubt that, a large number of journalists killings have taken place with the help of political support. Multi-faceted crime syndicates always get political support. Various crime organisations have developed around different business arenas. These organizations are a source of finance for political powers. Journalists fall prey to terrorists and criminals, while writing about these syndicates. As a result of this, even if the killers at the field level are identified, the main conspirators who run the show remain hidden. The murders are not investigated properly due to the undemocratic practices. If the police can work independently then I’m sure we can find huge developments. We also believes that partisan journalism is one of the main reasons for the journalist killings. Today journalists are known by their political affiliation and this is increasing the risk to their profession and life. Journalists need to be united in order to prevent these killings. Although it appears that all journalists have unified in protest of Sagar-Runi’s murder, the question remains as to how long this unity will last.
No one is yet clear of the reasons behind the sensational journalist killing. We do hope that the killers of all journalists and other killings are brought to justice.
The state should provide all kinds of security to all citizens of our motherland. The killers should be apprehended immediately and be punished. Our heartiest condolences to Megh and to family members of all killed journalists. Hasina should apologize to the people for her inhuman speech! Grand alliance government of Hasina should arrest the killers and disclose the reasons behind this horrific murder without any late. Picture from Facebook and google


Jahangir Alam Akash: Mr. AHM Khairuzzaman Liton. He is the mayor of Rajshahi in Bangladesh. His father was a national leader who killed in prison in 1975. In this new year on 6 January, he sent a request of friend to me on Facebook. I did not recognition of friendship in a logistical reason. Why did not I do that, then you to judge after reading this article. I want to share just some things you just as did Mayor Liton. He sent the friend request me with a new name. I discovered it after getting the request that there is another Facebook account to Liton. All other family members of Liton were Muslim League supporters, except AHM Kamaruzzaman, fathers of Liton.

Matter is not it. Now Mr. Liton is very powerful politician (not in the popularity or democratic values). He is the shadow General Secretary of “Rajshahi City Awami League” (ruling party). His cousin name is Omar Faruk Chowdhury is the General Secretary of “Rajshahi District Awami League”. Mr. Chowdhury is also a member of parliament. The first May of 2001, he was registered with “Awami League”. Before that he was not in “Awami League. Mother to Chowdhury is a powerful leader of the “Jammat-e-Islam Bangladesh” (a political party of war criminals). It’s not my words, people talks about it sometimes. Changing political think is not a new issue in Bangladesh. It is very common there, especially in the two major parties, some of the leaders do it often. Another uncle of Mayor Liton is Mahafujul Alam Loton. He was also register with the “Awami League” in 2001 along with Chowdhury. Now he is vice president of “Rajshahi City Awami League”. Government party in Rajshahi are possessions of Litons family now! It was a long desire to Liton and his cousin to catch the local party leadership. Now fulfilled their dream. It is also not a new practice in Bangladesh. Prime Minister of Bangladesh Hasina and her party were surrendered into the conspiracy of two brothers. Hasina and her party removed Tajul Islam Mohammad Faruque from the president of “Rajshahi District Awami League” without any reason. They didn´t take the democratic way to do it. But he was an elected president by the open vote. Mr. Tajul Islam also was elected as the parliamentary representative in 1991 from “Awami League”. Over a period of more than four decades, he is in “Awami League” continuously. But I’m not disappointed about to removed him. Because it is not new in Bangladesh.

Power, politics and money is a powerful stone in the breast of the people. But I am optimistic, the people, especially the young generation will not have to wait a long time. They should be united for the beloved homeland. United humanistic young power hammer will be broken stone of evil. The hammer of the humanities of the young men will turn the evil stone, the hammer is very device now. It is not far from reality. Because of back pain and anxiety went up to the wall. The recent election of Naraynngonj and Comilla is the blast of the affected people. Although, Hasina lost people support by these two elections. But she did not take any lesson from there. The selfish, undemocratic, opportunistic and praise, she is keeping up to date. Hasina even themselves are in this cycle now. We do not need to say anything about the party of Khaleda here. People who are sekular and faith to fight for freedom has more hope or expectation to Hasina and her party.

If the eyes of Hasina would look to what people want, would be better for her own. I do not want the price to increase. I think that Mr. Liton is not interested to make friend with me, he wants to fear and threat me mentally. So he sent me the request. Of course, it is possible to say have a reason. He has many facebook friends in this country where I live now. They are also very important person here. Maybe he thinks that people should be helping him to fear me. He forgot that it is not Bangladesh! This country is a country of human rights, peace, democracy and safety country.After received the request from Liton, I answered him. Now I would like to share it with you as I wrote, as it is.

“Mr. AHM khairuzzaman liton, greetings. You have sent a request to become a friend on Facebook with me. No, I’m not surprised for it. Because you can do everything. You can plan to kill the journalist, conspiracy against Hasina during the emergency. When Hasina returned to power once again to become the favorite of Hasina. You threatened to kill the Chairman of “Rajshahi Education Board,” Professor Dipak. When you wanted your child into a good result by force. No, this is not my word. It published a famous English newspaper in Bangladesh, the newspaper called “Daily Star”. How disturbed and threatened you to Dr. Dipak? I’m sure you can remember it now, that made you. As a representative you travel to many countries with money from the people, which they earned by hard work.

You are also a mayor of a country in the third World, which is a developing and poor country. Can you say what is the difference between the mayor of Denmark, Norway, Germany, Austria and Bangladesh? What is your lifestyle? Perhaps you understand now. Many differences between you and them, I think. Of course you understand, but you are not in practice there in the home country. The mayors of Europe live in a very normal life like other people. Just seeing them is no reason to understand that they are the mayor. Some of the mayor bikes to the market or to the office. People can contact them at any time. But what you do in practice in Bangladesh? The mayors of the largest democratic and non-discrimination countries can live with normal life. You can not do it. Because you do not believe in democracy and has not tolerance, after all. In addition there is corruption, discrimination in all areas. The politicians killing democracy (not all politicians, some exceptions) in Bangladesh every day in many ways.

You know that, just for you, your uncle Loton, Major Rashid and RAB (Rapid Action Batta Lian) I was forced to leave my country. You wanted to kill me.
I was hung and blindfoldedfor 15 hours in the torture camp. Army tortured me with inhumanly. I have yet symptom in my body. But I had no guilty. I talked about secularism, democracy, equality, minority and indigenous rights, children and women’s rights and against corruption, terrorism, militancy. In Bangladesh, I did journalism for the people, especially for the oppressed and voiceless people. I did rally with a cover of dead cloth against terrorism when Hasina was attacked in 2004. Was it my fault? So why you punished and wanted to kill me with injustice? I was looking on facebook and found two accounts of you. Another account has your facebook with real names (AHM Khairuzzaman Liton). You sent me a friend request from Khaire Zaman. I have no problem to friendship with you. And I do not like the revenge. But I have a question for you. Prior to friendship with you, I hear answer why you wanted to kill me? I want to hear a transparent and honest answers from you about my question.
Why you made false cases against me which were filed by the after of rapist, killer, terrorists and other criminal? Who was the benefited of that? I can answer. It is corrupsjonist, killer, criminal, rapist was advantageous. Now reporters are in panic those can not write real reporting on corruption, terrorism. You were successful in this way. You were breaking up the courage of journalists by tortured me. Although if someone writes against corruption they may kill or kidnap or even go under the secret killing. Thease are very common in Bangladesh now. I look forward to hearing from you a real and honest answers to my questions. Photo caption. AHM Khairuzzaman Liton is taking flowers from an extremist group (2008).

Jahangir Alam Akash: I have a favorite colleague Chapal Saha. The age he is much larger than me. We worked together for the first 24 hours News TV channel of Bangladesh. Today (23 September, 2011), he wrote a status on the social media Face Book. According to his writeup as it is, “we have a house. But we are not owned by it. What wonder! Act only for Hindus. Our property is vested. Who broke this black law? ”

In 1965, this black and discriminated law named as “enemy property act” was made. It is a black, discriminated, and extreme inhuman act. This law has deprived to a particular faith of religious people. After the independence of Bangladesh the name of this law had been changed from enemy property act to vested property act. Only for this law, the Hindu family lost their land and houses. But the law still has not been canceled.

We think that there is no mentality or the power or ability to cancel it in Bangladesh. Everyone has their own political interest. Different faith or politics are there, but the interest is same manner. At least from all the gross political parties (of course there are some minor exceptions, left party) influential opportunists grabbed land and houses of the Hindu people. There is an organization in Bangladesh which has branch in Europe and USA. Sometimes the sound of this organization serves to cancel the law. But the sound is biased. So, it is not useful after all. Leadership of that organization is full with political interest and divided by many groups. This picture can be seen in home and abroad.

So, how the justice or equality would come in front of the deprived and oppressed people or how justice will come forward? We do not know it. Maybe you can ask me, I am not an optimist! But I want to tell the truth which I like to say always. I worked and working and would be work to discover or publish the truth. I learned a theme from a Norwegian friend of mine that “Truth is never dangerous.” And it is also my ideology to say the truth.

If Sheikh Hasina and her Grand Alliance government wants to see the equal right for all people then they would cancelled this black law within their first two years. But the government’s two and a half years have already been passed, they didn’t. Now they are too busy to fill their term, and to come in power again. What is the welfare of the people I know it is not any issue of them?
The government of Khaleda-Nizami was tortured openly Begum Motia Chowdhury, Mohammad Nasim, Rashed Khan Menon and many other top leaders on the street. Now time has changed. But the picture is coming back on the eyes of the people as it was before. Government of Hasina has torturing to Joinal Abedin Faruque. Hasina and her intelligence – consultants perhaps do not want to see this picture as any wrong! On the other hand is still in the trial of war criminals. Maybe this is issue is to be hanging for coming election agenda. In fact, they are living of a foolish heaven! They forgot to care of Teeth in time. They are now roaring power.

However, it is the rights time to cancel the vested property act. After the cancelation of this law, the land and houses would be returned back to the original owner of the property and housing would be wise for Hasina government. The people believes that Khaleda never do this job. She and her party is the main shelter of War criminals (Jammat-Shibir). But why Hasina didn’t abolish this law? Is she doesn’t believe in secularism and non-discriminated state-law? Or she is blind on her flatters.

The minority and indigenous people are our friends or important to get votes from them when only the election comes. Just after election everything would be forgot by the politicians. Is possible to establish peace in any society by keeping unfair-discriminatory behavior? Our hope is that Hasina’s government would be taken an effective and truth initiatives to cancel the vested property law for promote the equality, justice and peace in Bangladesh.


Jahangir Alam Akash : This small girl is now almost fifty years old. She is a citizen of Norway which is one of the richest country of the world. Who are the parents, where are the sisters and brother? Bangladeshi born this women nothing to know it’s. Is anyone can denay the blood relation? Still she is looking her loving brother and sisters and also the parents. An unexpected black night of 25 March of 1971 had been drawn big black chapter on the heart of present Bangladesh. The enemy of Pakistan had attacked to the innocent people of bangladesh those who were in sleeping. Then, the people of Bangladesh had started struggling to get independence against Pakistan. That fight was for long nine months. Finally, the Pakistanee Army was surrendered to the combined freedom forces. But Bangladesh has been lost three million people and 200 thousands women had been degraded by the Pakistanee Army and their collaborators (Jammat-E-Islam Bangladesh) during the freedom fight. Many children are lost their parents and brother-sisters. Firosa is one of them.
It is a word of the morning of 16 December of 1971 while Bangladesh got her independency. A ambulanse of Redcross went to the “Katabon” area where the poor people were living. Many people were injured by the bullet in that place. The ambulanse had took the serious wonded people to the Hollyfamily hospital. Firosa also taken by the Redcross people to the same place. She was also injured. Maybe she was only 7 or 8 years old in that time.
According to the Bengali newspaper “Daily Bangla” (now this newspaper is dead, former Awami government has killed this newspaper), Firosa was injured in the night of 15 December of 1971. They are four sisters and a brother. Her another sister name is Rokeya. She didn’t remember her parents name. Are the father and mother of Firosa killed by the Pakistanee Army and their collaborators? Are her brother and sisters still alive? We don’t know. But our hope is that her parents and brother-sisters are still alive in Bangladesh.
On 12 March of 1972, she was adopted by a humanist of Norway. Peer Otto Svenkerud is from Elverum of Norway. This small city Elverum is not far from the Oslo. Mr. Peer has took her in Norway. Firosa is now adult and high educated. She has grownup as a child of Mr. Peer and his Nina Brigitte Svenkerud. Firosa never understand that she has been lost her parents and brother-sisters. But after she became adult the new parents have been informed her all her past history.
Recently, I met with another humanist Mr. Bjarne Johannes Kastnes who was working and living in Bangladesh for long time, especially during our freedom fight he was in Bangladesh. I think it is an opportunity to meet him and it made by Miss. Sigrid who is working at the Library of Tromsø. Mr. Bjarne is still doing a lot for the betterment of human rights in Bangladesh. He told, “Firosa will go to Bangladesh very soon to searching her parents and brother-sisters.
Many children like Firosa have been lost their parents and brother-sisters. But who are the responsible for that they are really war crimers. The trial of the warcriminals haven’t finish yet! Picture-Daily Bangla. Author: Jahangir Alam Akash, Editor of the online newspaper “Euro Bengla” is for Peace and Human Rights. (editor.eurobangla@yahoo.de), (http://www.eurobangla.org)

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