We have got to initiate this text by accepting a depressing reality; crude truth at the same instant as well. Hindu Bengalis are scattered across the globe and the majority of them, if not more, look to
To be precise, the culmination of the Bengali language movement in the Barak
Salt was added to the gaping wound when Assam Legislative Assembly introduced a bill (Official Language Act) in 1960 for making Assamese the sole official language of
The movement was both peaceful and democratic and touched the soul of every person in
different scene was witnessed in Tarapur Railway Station where making use of fiery protests administration assigned security forces and they fired without prior warning. 11 agitators died within next few minutes and hundreds of others were injured thanks to assault of bayonets along with inhuman lathi charges. The martyrs include Kanailal Niyogi, Chandicharan Sutradhar, Hitesh Biswas, Satyendra Deb, Kumud Das, Sunil Dey Sarkar, Tarani Deb Nath, Sachindra Paul, Birendra Sutradhar, Sukomal Purakayastha and Kamala Bhattacharjya.
Official Language Act. Bengali was given official status in the three districts of
Now the question remains – whether there is any difference between movements of 19 th May and 21 st February. There can’t be but people must acknowledge both in similar manner.