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  • Feb 22, 2012
  • 12:46 AM

Bengali Language Day: Celebrating A Universal Human Right

Salman Al-Azami / The Platform
Today, the 21st February, marks a significant point in the global calendar. Exactly sixty years ago some brave men laid down their lives for Bangladesh (then known as East Pakistan), so that Bangla could be established as a state language. It is a tragic tale with a happy ending as Bangla eventually achieved the status it deserved, albeit at the cost of valuable lives.

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