Friday, February 21, 2014

Ekushey February

basha andolon
stoic resistance holds sway, for
mother language day

© Emdad Rahman

In 1999, UNESCO declared 21 February as International Mother Language Day. 

The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bengali, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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