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Bangladesh: The 1975 Assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - Setting the clock back | Video Recording of a Discussion - 20 Aug 2020

20 August

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The assassination of the first President of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was unique and strategically plotted. It was the first coup assassination in South Asia. In the era of the Cold War, other progressive secular post-colonial leaders also met the same fate. Unlike other assassinations, Mujib was murdered in a heinous fashion along with his family and kin. Justice process was blocked. It was a planned shockwave of horror in a newly independent country which ensured an ideological tiling towards conservative nationhood and a tune-back to colonial-style economy. Join the panel of acclaimed researchers and journalists from across the world for an evidence-based insightful discussion on the ramifications of the killings during the early hours of 15 August 1975. With Zafar Sobhan chairing, discussants - Lawrence Lifschultz, Nasreen Ahmed, Mohammed Farashuddin, Salil Tripathi, and Syed Badrul Ahsan.