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. (email@example.com), (http://www.eurobangla.org)
Norwegian Firosa will go Bangladesh for searching parents and brother-sisters!
September 6, 2011 by Euro Bangla for Peace and Human Rights edited by Jahangir Alam Akash