A fresh verdict is due tomorrow after weeks of protest at Shahbag; the discourse is now punctuated by local and international news stories, editorials, and blog posts, which are shared, quoted and used as references for discussions and arguments on facebook and twitter. I’ve made a quick round up of links that I think everyone should take in. There’s much more out there, of course!
The Alal o Dulal blog is filled with plenty of very important and relevant reads. I have four ‘don’t miss’ picks from here.
The first is “An Adivasi Speaks: What brings me to Shahbag, what pulls me back from it”
This is an important perspective that many of those gathered at Shahbag don’t think to consider, because the understanding of ‘us’ is so blind to the presence of any minority that we never consider how we are disregarding their voices and opinions.
Next: Rehnuma Ahmed makes several important points in her much longer post, one of which is that this movement must not follow the same lines of ‘ethnic exclusion’ that existed in the 1971 Independence movement.