Friday, February 23, 2007

Language Movement Day

ভাষা আন্দোলন দিবস, in Bengali. Two days ago, we had the Intrnational Mother Tongue Day. And it was set on that day by UNESCO as an international recognition of this day in Bangladesh life.
Bangladesh declared its independence from Pakistan in 1971. Discontent against Pakistan's "Urdu-only" policy had spilled into mass agitation since 1948 and reached its climactic strength after police fired upon and killed student demonstrators on February 21, 1952.
You can read the complete history at Wikipedia and at Mukto-Mona.

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