ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Bangladesh s Opening for a New Beginning

David Bergman Bangladesh wrenched itself from the chains of Pakistan to win independence in 1971, sacrificing over 3 million citizens, only for the army to take control again in 1975. Now, 20 years later, another popular uprising can replenish the energies of a new generation to give that independence meaning and to begin rebuilding democratic and accountable institutions a fresh. A marker to how successful this upsurge has been will be the response of the caretaker government to the widespread demand for former president Ershad and his associates to be brought to trial.

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