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On this day in #1971, President Yahya Khan ordered the Operation Search Light in #EastPakistan. What were the possible reasons behind it? Let us delve into it in this 🧵

@albd1971 @BDMOFA
After President Yahya Khan had postponed the national assembly session scheduled to be held on March 3, 1971, under the pressure of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, it had disastrous consequences.
Between March 2 and March 26 (the day on which military action was initiated by President Yahya Khan) in East Pakistan, there was killing, burning, looting, ambushing, brickbatting and molestation of non Bengalis by the militants of Awami League.
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My favorite #tech #infosec scene in any movie ever a #thread

#IndependenceDay #CableRepairman
Let’s take into consideration that the entire world had been cornered by aliens with far superior tech and weaponry. The clock was literally ticking to annihilation aka “Checkmate”.
Our hero David, using a Mac (you know… from Apple.. known for its compatibility with other systems), decides to write a virus for an ALIEN OS!!!
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Translation: "In battles with Portuguese, Dutch & English there were Sinhalese who betrayed the Sinhalese.They are the ones who are reborn & are raising black flags now." By Anushka Perera
#racism #Hypocrisy #stupidity
Grateful to Ms Perera for posting. It summarises topics for reflection for #SriLanka. First,she refers to #Sinhalese as the only ones who have a claim on #IndependenceDay.If she would have studied history she would know that Tamils,Muslims,Malays etc were part of this struggle.2/
Her comment already disregards the minorities of #SriLanka. It is such a shame as she lives in London in a multicultural society & speaks of #SriLanka as a mono ethnic society in 2023. After all, Sri Lankans have survived a civil war & Easter attacks to not be divided by race.3/
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Thugs are attacking peaceful participants of a non violent civic action #satyagraha in Maradana. Where are the police & military? Gathering by thousands in the area while thugs attack peaceful protesters. Shame on you Ranil!
Are we truly free?…
#SriLanka's police & drunken mobs are attacking peaceful protesters who were sitting with peaceful action #Satyagraha. See lawyer #NuwanBopege with activists. Are the diplomatic missions aware how such a simple peaceful action is being attacke? 2/
Drunken hired thugs are attacking the peace activists of #Satyagraha while police joins. This is state sponsored terrorism & #policebrutality. Tomorrow is #SriLanka's Independence Day.… 3/ @MaryLawlorhrds @volker_turk @cvoule @SecBlinken
@USAmbSL 3/
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2022 has been incredibly tough. Almost lost my life to pneumonia. I recovered only to be diagnosed with severe anxiety later. What happens when life gives you lemons? You write. You write your way through pain and angst, despair and darkness with hope that you will be okay.
You write with hope that eventually everything will fall into place. 2022 was about that hope. Summing up the year with a list of essays, thinkpieces and features I wrote on films for @firstpost. Also, wrote features on worklife - moonlighting, quiet quitting for @moneycontrolcom
In addition to writing on relationships for @Mint_Lounge and personal essays for other pubs.

Starting with movie of the year #Kantara. In this essay, I decoded the shrieks of Daiva which seemed scary at first but had a calming effect towards the end.
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“We did not choose the past.”

President Macron wants to distance himself from France's colonial past. However, the crimes committed in Algeria over a period of 132 years have not been forgotten and Paris still does not want to apologise.
During Algeria’s war of independence (1954 - 1962), 1.5-million Algerians lost their lives seeking freedom.

#Africa #Colonialism #imperialism #IndependenceDay
In 1945 in Setif, French troops massacred 45,000 unarmed Algerians under the command of General Raymond Duval.

#Macron #massacre #raymondduval #setif
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#Thread #Long #1948HyderabadMassacre: An Unforgettable Day in Indian History, The Story of First #Genocide in Independent India where an estimated 200K ppl were murdered. & the deplorable quest to celebrate this Genocide as some achievement!!
The geographical map of Deccan state has changed over the years, It spread over a vast area of 86,000sq miles until 17 September 1948 when Indian forces deposed the Nizam ending his rule.
The bitter truths that come out of History's Critical study are a lesson for the present.
The eventual inclusion of the state of Hyderabad in India was a logical and natural matter for which there were many reasons. For example, on the map of India, the state of Hyderabad was at its very heart, surrounded by the borders of democratic independent India.
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ON BRAZIL INDEPENDENCE DAY (a thread). The Bicentennial of independence was hijacked by Bolsonaro. It should be an inclusive celebration. Under a normal administration, former presidents, foreign heads of state, heads of other branches of power, governors, civil society... 1/
... and business leaders would attend. Rather, Bolsonaro was incredibly isolated. The head of the Senate and the chief justice declined attending. More surprisingly, even the House Speaker, Bolsonaro’s pragmatic ally and enabler, skipped the celebration. 2/
The president was surrounded only by military politicians and fringe figures dressed in off-color outfits. For his narrow mentality, perhaps it was a win since he seemingly secured the support of the armed forces – the player capable of staging a coup. 3/
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State of #Finland controls strictly all media by #Mediapooli and #NATO's @HybridCoE
- The serial #HappiestCountry story continues.

PM #Marin tests negative for party drugs as women dance in solidarity…
@HybridCoE #Mediapooli #WEF #yle #YGLs #hallitus #Traficom @hsfi @MTVUutiset @lannenmedia

Buying Silence. Kuten #PohjoisKorea: ssa myös Suomessa on Totuusministeriö @lvmfi ja Totuusministeri @TimoHarakka joka on vaientanut median (#corona) avustuksilla ja nälällä.
@HybridCoE @hsfi @MTVUutiset @lannenmedia @lvmfi @TimoHarakka #YLE'n toimittajat Eronen ja Vuorikoski erosivat Ylen sisäisen luottamuskriisin takia | 14.12.2016
- #Reuters: 'erikoinen tapaus. Toimittajat ilman rajoja @RSF_en on useana vuotena sijoittanut Suomen (perusteettomasti) johtavaksi valtioksi sananvapaudessa…
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Boys misbehaving with foreign tourists on the occasion of #Pakistan's #IndependenceDay in Shakarparian, #Islamabad. Authorities must identify and punish the culprits. @ICT_Police
Video posted on this Tiktok account
sexual harassment*
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For many, 15th August, 1947 was the summit in the fight to achieve Independence!

In reality, it was the base camp!

As we celebrate our 75th years of Independence, the question always comes up “Are we really Independent?”

And I feel that it’s relative!

You have to look at it like vectors!

Relative change of position in a specific direction!

And in this case, that arrow has to point upwards, forwards and onwards!

So a visit to the post office the other day reminded me how much Independence we have truly achieved!
Starting with that very same establishment!

No longer does a parent with a child abroad have to wait weeks to hear from them in the form of a letter! They can receive multiple, May be too many, WhatsApp messages from them on a daily basis on their smartphones virtually free!
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Sikh people eating food at a relief camp at Khalsa college in Amritsar following unrest in the wake of the Partition of India and Pakistan.

#Amritsar #Punjab
A destroyed building in the Katra Jaimal Singh area of Amritsar during unrest following the Making of India and Pakistan by doing Partition of Punjab

#Amritsar #Punjab
#IndependenceDayIndia #IndependenceDayPakistan
Indian soldiers walking through the debris of a building in the Chowk Bijli Wala area of Amristar, during Unrest at the time of Partition of Punjab to Make India and Pakistan.
#Amritsar #PunjabPartition1947
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“सम्पादक चाहिए- वेतन दो सूखे टिक्कड़ और एक गिलास ठंडा पानी। हर सम्पादकीय लिखने पर दस वर्ष काले पानी की सज़ा।”

यह है एक ऐसे समाचार पत्र की कहानी जिसका कोई सम्पादक जब जेल जाता था तो उस समाचार पत्र में यही विज्ञापन छपता था।
स्वतंत्रता संग्राम के दौरान प्रकाशित होने वाली पत्र-पत्रिकाओं के संपादक, प्रकाशक एवं मुद्रकों को किसी का सहारा नहीं था। संसाधनों और संरक्षण दोनो की मारामारी थी अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता के कोई मायने नहीं थे। इन सबके बावजूद पत्रकारिता ‘व्यवसाय’ नहीं ‘मिशन’ के रुप में की जाती थी।
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Did you know?

Bhikaji Cama was the first person to hoist the Indian flag
on the foreign soil in Stuttgart, Germany.

People may have heard her name on roads and buildings, but very few know who she was and what she did for India.
#IndependenceDay Image
Bhikaji Cama was born on September 24 1861 into a large, affluent Parsi family. Her father, Sorabji Framji Patel, was a famous merchant who was at the the forefront of business, education, and philanthropy in the city of Bombay.
Influenced by an environment in which the Indian nationalist movement was taking root, Bhikaji was drawn toward political issues from a very early age. She had a flair for languages and soon became proficient in arguing her country’s cause in different circles.
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کویٹہ میں 14 اگست کے ریلی میں طالبان، تحریک انصاف اور پاکستان کے جھنڈے ایک ساتھ
#IndependenceDay #Quetta #Pakistan #Taliban @Natsecjeff
طالبان نے جنوبی وزیرستان میں مقامی چیک پوسٹ پر اپنا پرچم گاڑ دیا۔
#IndependenceDay @Natsecjeff #SouthWaziristan #Pakistan
جنوبی وزیرستان کے مختلف علاقوں میں کالعدم تحریک طالبان پاکستان کے جھنڈے لہرا رہے ہیں۔
#IndependenceDay @Natsecjeff #TTP #SouthWaziristan #Pakistan
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This house belongs to my friend who comes from a lower caste family

He got admision to NITs based on quota despite scoring less
He again used the same reservation 2 get job in PSU
He was not happy with his job, so he used the same reservation for IIM. #independenceday
He is still getting a reservation in India because his grandfather was poor 50 years ago.

After completing his MBA from IIM, he recently posted on Linkedin- "Hard work pays off"

#India is always going to be a developing poor country if it neglects merit and performance.

#Reservation is harming not only the general category people, but the entire country.
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#OTD in 1852 Frederick Douglass recited "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" before the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society at Corinthian Hall. Douglass attacked slavery by highlighting how white Americans could celebrate freedom while enslaving others.
Douglass referenced the Bible, Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution to argue that as long as slavery existed that Independence Day would be a day of mourning for African Americans, especially the enslaved.
He proclaimed "...justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.”
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The line waiting to get into the Smithsonian Metro Station right now. Police are cutting off access at times when the station gets too crowded. #IndependenceDay2022
Metro Transit Police just let another wave of people through after the platform became less crowded. They told folks waiting outside they would not have to wait long once they got down into the station. #wmata #IndependenceDay
Another wave being let in, if you watch to the end you will see the line is still really long considering it has been about an hour since the fireworks ended. Metro is recommending avoiding Smithsonian if you are able to walk to a different station. #wmata
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This #IndependenceDay I thought I would take some time to remind you of the order of things. Which is another way of saying I didn’t exactly come here to humble brag.

How do I know your civilization is on its last legs? Let me count the ways…
1) Even your recent wins at the Supreme Court are on issues that are 20 years too late to make a difference. For example, we will still get to execute and/or experiment on millions of children, and the soul-murder via our prideful degradation continues unabated.
2) Outside a few exceptions, you have no agency or representation capable of politically putting a dent in our gains. Your “red wave” this fall will still produce plenty of our own sleeper cells taking office. Or politicians so week they might as well be asleep.
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@NPR is doing its annual reading and tweeting of the #DeclarationOfIndependence. 246 years ago a group of men felt it so important that they risked everything to defy a King & start a path for a democratic republic. Today we’re seeing those values attacked by the stolen #SCOTUS
The #AntiDemocraticParty of the GOP passing laws & ideas to circumnavigate the will of #Americans. On this #IndependenceDay2022, it is time to not celebrate what happened 246 years ago, but to honor it by standing up for our #FellowAmericans ensuring that #Rights and #Freedoms
Are actually for all of us. #Autonomy is a #Right. Not being shot because you look dangerous or are frightened or just went to school #Right. Loving yourself & having your ability to have your own family is a #Right. #Healthcare is a #HumanRight (#AbortionIsHealthcare)
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🧵1/ This #IndependenceDay, let’s talk about how to keep our democracy. This is not hyperbolic—right *NOW* the GOP is enacting an *ongoing* coup 50+ years in the making. #53PickUp #VoteBlue
2/ Odds are you don’t have a strong understanding of US civics because our government didn’t *WANT* you to understand it. The GOP’s most reliable voting block are uneducated whites. They want it easier to dupe voters with diversions & propaganda. 🧵:
3/ It’s also easier to fool people into thinking the Democrats are purposely or incompetently messing things up if your audience doesn’t know how civics works. The GOP & enemy countries have massive & effective propaganda networks to turn public opinion. Image
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Real, proper #IndependenceDay fireworks tonight in #Snizhne!

An exploding Russian ammunition depot can be seen for miles.
From downtown Snizhne:
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“The American resistance placed a great deal of emphasis on property rights, but marriage laws prevented most married women from enjoying property rights.”… #July4 #IndependenceDay #womenshistory 1/
#womenshistory: “In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, urging him and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation’s women when fighting for #America’s #independence.”… 2/ Image
#WomensHistory: “I desire you would Remember the Ladies.” -Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March #1776…
“We know better than to repeal our Masculine systems.” -Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 14 April 1776… 3/ ImageImage
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Tanggal 17 Agustus 1945 Indonesia merdeka setelah di jajah oleh belanda dan jepang, berapa lama indonesia di jajah belanda ya?
menurut orang orang Indonesia dijajah 350 tahun wow lama sekali ya tapi apakah itu benar?
Mari baca pembahasan nya di Miko: Apakah benar Indonesia di jajah 350 tahun?…
#IndependenceDay #Indonesia #merdeka #17AGUSTUS1945
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