Forget It Not
Forget it never
The Father of the Nation was murdered
to foil the trial of the war criminals.
Then to save the flag-bearers of religion in the murderers
The state was pulled into a pit of theocracy:
How puzzling is religion’s that role!
It stood against the state and prevailed over.
Confusions enchained life over here.
The state exists still only by being theocratised, forget it not.
What kind of creatures we are, think!
Sheikh Mujib seemed to me so stricken.
He became busy in sending back
The allied force that fought shoulder to shoulder
To please this quarter or that!
Heard that he sent monthly allowance to some senior quislings;
Flew all the way to Lahore
To win support of the dissatisfied Sheikhs.
How free was his country populated by
Where were liberal, free-sighted, unflinching people there?
We are told Castro asked Mujib about trial of the war criminals;
Then told him how surely he would die
At the hands of the assassins.
Afterwards, when he is assassinated,
A “freedom fighter” army commander came
Forward to open the jail gate for the war criminals. Forget it not, Selucus,
Where is the pride! How cowardly it is!
Translation: Liton Chakraborty Mithun