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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

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