Category: Population Control


  • Don’t Write Off Bangladesh

    Don’t Write Off Bangladesh

    The New York Times Editorial (June 12, 1981) At first glance, the recent news from Bangladesh seems only to confirm that nation’s pathetic image. Born out of a fracturing of Pakistan only a decade ago, Bangladesh early on gained a reputation as an international ”basket case,” a metaphor for misery and hopelessness. Only charity and […]

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  • Bangladeshi Leader Tireless in Pep Talks to People

    Bangladeshi Leader Tireless in Pep Talks to People

    Michael T. Kaufman, The New York Times (July 28, 1980) As he does three or four times every week, President Ziaur Rahman recently flew to villages and country towns in Bangladesh to exhort cheering crowds to produce more food and have fewer children. In this river port, the 43-year-old President walked into crowds waiting for […]

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  • Where to Look for Aid: New Ideas for Third World

    Where to Look for Aid: New Ideas for Third World

    Bernard D. Nossiter, The New York Times (August 29, 1980) Maj. Gen. Ziaur Rahman, the President of Bangladesh, has been uttering heresy at the United Nations bargaining session between rich and poor. Unlike most spokesmen here for developing countries, General Zia does not think that the task of aiding the poor is exclusively a Western […]

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  • Ziaur Rahman was strict leader who tried to give nation direction

    Ziaur Rahman was strict leader who tried to give nation direction

    Les Ledbetter, The New York Times (May 31, 1981) When Maj. Gen. Ziaur Rahman seized power in Bangladesh six years ago, he was hailed as the strict leader that the struggling nation needed. After the coup that gave him the presidency, the soft-spoken military man was described as hard-working and incorruptible in his personal life […]

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  • Murder in Chittagong

    Murder in Chittagong

    FRED BRUNING, Newsweek (June 8, 1981) Several times a week President Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh liked to board a government helicopter and hopscotch across his impoverished country spreading a gospel of hard work and self-help. Last Friday his schedule called for a stopover in the steamy port city of Chittagong, where the Presidential party would […]

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  • The Basic Problems of Bangladesh

    The Basic Problems of Bangladesh

    The Times Editorial (June 19, 1980) Bangladesh was born but of Indian intervention and Pakistani inability to keep together two parts of a country that was divided by everything but the religion that was deemed to have. brought the country into being. The severance of East Pakistan and its emergence as Bangladesh was celebrated as […]

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  • President leads from the front

    President leads from the front

    The Guardian (December 31, 1979) PRESIDENT ZIA faces the task of introducing reforms of land tenure, education, and law in a country that has been busy over the last eighteen months restoring democracy. Over a little canal-digging, he tells Peter Niesewand: “This is our own revolution.” THE WEATHER pattern seemed to be changing in Bangladesh, […]

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  • Man in Motion: Slain Leader Traversed Nation Preaching Progress, Hard Work

    Man in Motion: Slain Leader Traversed Nation Preaching Progress, Hard Work

    Stuart Auerbach, The Washington Post (May 31, 1981) The Slain president of Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman, liked to move out among his people- As many as 20 days a month he headed by helicopter from Dacca to some remote village. Usually, one village wasn’t enough for the short, trim Zia. Dressed in a bush shirt, he […]

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  • Ziaur Rahman: The man who gave us our identity

    Ziaur Rahman: The man who gave us our identity

    When President Ziaur Rahman was killed, he was only 45. But within this short life span he contributed enormously to Bangladesh. His catalytic role in initiating the mass revolt among Bengali members of the armed-forces after the brutal military crackdown of 25th March 1971, and his contribution as a military leader of Bangladesh’s war of […]

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  • Bangladesh begin drive to encourage Birth Control

    Bangladesh begin drive to encourage Birth Control

    William Borders, New York Times (September 30, 1976) Under the direction of the stern military Government that has been in control for the last 10 months, Bangladesh has just drawn up its first comprehensive national population policy and is sending thousands of workers into the marshy countryside to carry it out. Among Dacca’s sizable community […]

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