Lt Col Syed Abdul Hai , was one of
those brilliant Bengali medical officers who were brutally killed by the Pakistani
Army and their agents in Bangladesh . When he took the seventh field ambulance
to the cyclone affected areas in 1970, he witnessed for himself how Bengalis
were ignored even on those days of natural disaster. Later on , he got in touch
with the political leaders and imbibed with a sense of pride for Bangladesh ,
determined to see the nation n as a free
one, he sought to know his duties.
All these, presumably , has angered , his Pakistani
bosses and eventually he was killed. But this short story is really the result
of a long struggle and long dream that he cherished.
In this exclusive interview with
martyred Lt Col Syed Abdul Hai’s son ,Ashfaq Hai we bring out the causes and the
consequences of his murder. Ashfaq, was merely a 14 year old boy in 1971 and in
this interview he recalls his vivid memory of blood and tears in those days.