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Nearly 44 years after independence, we’ve no official list of the noted professionals who had been killed by the Pakistani military with the help of local collaborators, mainly al-Badr, for campaigning for the birth of Bangladesh. They were serving the freedom fighters and supporting the war staying in Dhaka through their professions.

We’ve witnessed trial of top collaborators behind the systematic killing of intellectuals and execution of one of the war criminals.

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But two others are staying abroad and there has been no progress in the government’s effort to bring them back from the US and the UK.

We’ve built two memorials for the martyrs but failed to ensure proper atmosphere. There’s no museum or centre for research on the worst massacre during the nine-month-long war. We don’t have enough evidence on the killings in films and documentaries.

In 2015, We don’t have a vibrant, brave and patriot civil society to fight against the evils within and beyond border.