As we plod along boosting about our success in life it certainly becomes very important to look back at our downfalls as well. The best way to scrutinize ones life is sometimes to analyze the mistakes one has made in the past. The division of East Pakistan can not be kept hidden while strolling down history lane. It becomes quite difficult for one to accept the faults that were made. For years now the people of Bangladesh remember the times they recall as ‘most injust’ and barbaric. The differences between East and West Pakistan became apparent quite soon after the independence. The series of incident that led to the division have still not been disclosed in detail.
Reasons told although vary from difference in language,culture,political ideologies and geographical problems. No matter what the reason may be a nation once freed through constant struggle came to a tragic split too soon.The elements causing the split still exist in our society.The minorities are still suppressed. Terrorism is deemed fair in the name of ’sect’ , ‘ethnicity’ and ‘political opinion’. Far too many splits between a nation that once pledged freedom under one name and mission. It might as well be difficult but not impossible to accept our mistakes. The political mistakes we made in the past cost many lives and the tragedy continues to repeat itself.
Down the history lane the deaths of innocent people should be remembered. After all these years of constant neglect it is time to come clean. The truth about Dhaka fall should be revealed. It is the right of every Pakistani and Bagladeshi to have full access to the truth of the incident. The judicial decisions and the people involved should be identified. Although the loss cant be accounted for but neglect certainly is not an option. Today Pakistan stands on the crossroads where increasing insurgency is the leading problem.The situation continues to become more and more uncertain over time. It has become essential that a strategic approach is taken in order to revive the nation from the current situations. In days like this history can be a vital towards self analysis and development.On this day I am deeply saddened and apologetic about the massacre that took place nearly 4 decades ago.