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JCD [Jatiyatabadi Chatra Dal -- the ruling party student wing] leader killed in Trishal

MYMENSINGH, Jan 28: A local Chatra Dal leader was killed in an attack by his rivals at village Balipara in Trishal upazilla today (Friday) over leasing out of a sand quarry....

- The Bangladesh Observer , January 30, 2005

Why do I cut out these headlines? For whom?

I add another headline to the hundreds

I have already saved. From what? Oblivion?

The murder of these young boys bothers no one:

They are foot-soldiers of   democracy

As well as criminals fighting for turf.

The good and evil equally need them,

So when one more dies, no one turns to mourn.

I wished to stop collecting these unread

Obituaries: let forgetfulness

Be their reward, their epitaphs be blanks.

But how could I let their lives, used, abused,

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Iftekhar Sayeed teaches English and economics. He was born and lives in Dhaka, "ŽBangladesh. He has contributed to AXIS OF LOGIC, ENTER TEXT, POSTCOLONIAL "ŽTEXT, LEFT CURVE, MOBIUS, ERBACCE, THE JOURNAL, and other publications. "ŽHe is also a (more...)

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Last year, around 38 student politicians killed ea... by Iftekhar Sayeed on Friday, Jan 6, 2012 at 10:43:28 AM