Many of the new generation who witnessed the trial of the war criminals on charges of crimes against humanity-- killing, genocide, arson and looting-- and their execution are not aware of how a protest turned to be a mass movement, continued years after years and finally it could materialise a popular demand of the trial. Filmmaker Kawsar Chowdhury took an initiative to tell new generation the story through a documentary called 'GonoAdalat’. As the world premiere of the documentary was on air a day after the Independence Day this year on 'Desh TV’, not only the new generation went through a living past but also for the elders it was a revisit to the glorious history of a symbolic public trial of the topmost war criminal Ghulam Azam. The public trial took place on March 26, 1992 and it launched a mass movement for the trial of the war criminals, a demand raised since the independence. A historic photo shows that some family members of the 1971 martyreds, carrying posters in front of the Bangabhaban, the presidential palace, to press home the demand of the trial of the war criminals. One participant of the demonstration, Jahanara Imam would later lit a torch of a movement over the GonoAdalat. The trial had actually began, but all it stopped after the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15, 1975. The war criminals not only escaped the trial, but also they got back the right to revamp the Jamaat-e-Islami and other political parties, banned after the independence for their involvement in war crimes. Ghulam Azam, who as Ameer of East Pakistan Jamaat committed all the crimes against humanity in 1971 escaped from Bangladesh immediately before the independence and took shelter in Pakistan and continued a bid fo

By Zahid Newaz Khan on মঙ্গলবার, ২৮ মার্চ ২০১৭ ১৭:১৮