About us and our motto
Matra is a project initiated by a group of Bangladeshi
living in Bangladesh and abroad. This project
has been started on August 15, 2007 on the conceptual
framework of "Tritio Matra", The 3rd Dimension
- the grace of not absolutizing others. Its
object is to find the facts about crimes happend
during the liberation war of Bangladesh and
bring those to justice who committed war crimes
during our liberation war in 1971. Our mission
is also to organize Bangladeshis to stop misuse
of religion in politics.
is a land of breath taking natural beauty, millions
of energetic people and endless possibilities.
But from the beginning of her birth the extreme
fundamentalists have become the biggest obstacle
toward advancement and development of our sweet
motherland. They did not stop after killing our
bravest sons, abusing our mothers and daughters
during the liberation war in 1971, they continued
torturing students, killing progressive teachers,
turning human bodies into hundreds of pieces with
Chinese axe. By killing anyone who talks against
them and patronizing terrorists blasting bombs
in every city, these religiously blind extremists
portrayed peaceful Bangladeshi people as terrorists
in the eyes of the global community. This has
caused enormous damage to the image of Bangladesh,
a peaceful nation.
traditional news media is not able to stand against
religiously blind extremists because this could
mean death or shut down of the news media itself.
After the liberation war, religiously blind extremist
parties kept most of the convicted and proven
war time criminals in their party leadership positions.
This proves that these parties are against independence
and progression of Bangladesh. They want to use
the religious feelings of simple peaceful people
of Bangladesh for their personal gains and take
the country backward. They do not have the slightest
respect for the national anthem and the national
flag of Bangladesh. They still do not play national
anthem during their party meetings. They are working
against democratization of Bangladesh and would
like to turn the country into Afghanistan by imposing
controversial Islamic “Shariah” laws on people
which is against democracy and freedom.
Matra is an organization of some conscious citizens
of Bangladesh. The mission of Tritio Matra is
to organize Bangladeshis to stop misuse of religion
in politics and demand a complete separation between
religion and state. Bring those to justice who
committed war crimes during our liberation war
in 1971. Reveal the real image of those religiously
blind parties and people who are destroying peaceful
and sacred image of our beloved religion and driving
Bangladesh backward via modern media such as websites,
chat rooms etc. Alongside, it is also a goal of
Tritio Matra to promote, exercise and study literature,
art, culture and exact history of Bangladesh.
Finally, work together to help the nation free
herself from distortion of history by religious
fundamentalists and achieve that endless possibilities.
E D I T O R I A L
36th Victory Day of Bangladesh. 16th
Bangladesh observed the Martyred Intellectual
Day yesterday, as every year since 1971, recalling
the supreme sacrifice of the worthy sons of the
soil for the motherland at the fag end of the
War of Independence. But this year, it was exceptional.
There is no political party influence in the country
now. No one can make for the absolutizing of one's
own power, one's own interests.
Two days before surrender of the Pakistani occupation
forces, noted intellectuals, teachers, journalist,
writers, doctors and other renowned personalities
were taken out of their city residences by the
anti liberation groups rajakars and al-baradrs
as per a blue print and killed at Rayerbazar to
cripple the emerging nation. We could not fulfil
the intellectual gap we were having in the last
35 years. But our promising nation has started
a reform process in which we are all a part of
that reform process.
Today is the 16th December we are observing the
36th Victory Day of Bangladesh. Our collective
dream and aspiration for a democratic Bangladesh
that inspired our nine month long freedom fight
remain elusive. In order to honour all the martyrs
and realize their forgotten dreams, we need to
bring potential war criminals to justice and let
Bangladesh free from all forms of autocracy and
Bangladesh was totally under the grasp of the
politics over the last three decades. Every Bangladeshi
has realized the truth that the main reason of
the lack of proper development of this country
is the political parties. The political parties
did politics for their own benefits. And the politician
don't think about the people and the country.
They introduced student politics to fortify their
power. They became richer and richer. Suddenly
things became changed. Once who were considered
above all laws, now are in jail for their past
misdeeds. This happened after the Caretaker Government
took the power in this January when the political
parties made the situations of the country worst
in the history of Bangladesh. Thanks to the caretaker
Government for firmly handle the situation
To became a peaceful nation in this contemporary
world, we don't need to ask anybody for guidance
and direction. It is we in which is the fulfilment
of every conceivable wishes. Lets make this true
in our life! Lets hope for a fresh Bangladesh
where there will be no corruption, people will
have no complain, everyone will be proud of being
a part of this country !
of the month
Pakistani Army Comander in the Eastern Command, Lt. General
A. A. K. Niazi, signing the Instrument of Surrender in front
of General of Officer Commanding in Chief of India and Bangladesh
Forces in the Eastern Theatre, Lt. General Jagjit Singh Aurora.
16th December, 1971
On 18 April 1930, young revolutionaries led by Surya Sen
in attacked and burned down the British Armory in Chittagong.
They fought a heroic battle on the hills of Jalalabad where
twelve revolutionaries were killed.
partition 1947 created both a harvest of bitterness and
the basis for further conflict. In 1970-71, Pakistan itself
was further divided as East Pakistan became the new state
of Bangladesh, a process attended by an enormous human
tragedy of war and famine.
the victims of SIDR
Friends of Tritio Matra: Our country is in distress and
millions have been affected, what can we do? In this crisis moment
of Bangladeshi we all are trying our level best to help the victims
of sidr. We can donate money, but in which organization? Tritio
Matra made a research on sincerity of different organizations
those are involve with disaster management. and we do recomend
following organizations according to their area of works:
Adviser's Relief Fund
A/C No. 33004093 Sonali Bank, Prime Minister's Office Branch,Tejgaon,Dhaka
SWIFT Code : BSONBDDH.
Proclamation of Indepen-dence was read at the village Baidyanathtola,
Meherpur known as Mujibnagar, on 17 April 1971. On this
day the first provisional government of Bangladesh took
oath here. The Pak army killed several hundred people at
village Amjhupi on 18 April 1971.
Located at a distance of about 7 km. from the town of Meherpur.
of the War of Liberation
Memorial Monument : Located at Savar, 35, km. from Dhaka city.
The memorial designed by architect Moinul Hossein, is dedicated
to the sacred memory of the millions of unknown martyrs of
the 1971 war of liberation
Mass grave: Meherpur Government College, Jagannathpur, Kazipur
and Tengramari; Mass killing site: Jatarpur, memorial monument