Thursday, February 26, 2009

Who? Why?

As the extent of the mayhem inside BDR headquarters becomes clear (over 200 Army officers killed), two questions in everyone's mind: Who? and Why?

Who were the planners, ringleaders and assassins of the mutiny? It was a planned event to decapitate the border protection forces. It boggles the mind that the same jawans who were selling low-price rice and daal to the poor during the food crisis after Sidr are the ones who planned and committed these acts - it was not a spontaneous rebellion. If there were indeed cold-blooded assassins let us find them.

Why? I have heard many reasons for this. Suggestions include built up grievances over pay, not being allowed to participate in UN peacekeeping, not getting a share of profits made from selling food.... Someone else suggested that whoever did this wanted to paralyze the border protection (why?) Finally, an intriguing theory from a friend this morning: BDR Headquarters sit on 2.6 sq km of prime land inside Dhaka but if they can be ousted from there, someone can grab this land.

Perhaps we will never know :-(

2 comments:

Yngve said...

CNN:
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/02/27/bangladesh.mutiny.family/index.html#cnnSTCVideo

Thank you for your story.
The media in Europe do not give us many news from Bangladesh.

ulysses said...

Hi Yngve,

You are welcome. Thanks for the pointer.

Ihtisham