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[Flag of Hindu Republic of Bangabhumi] by Chrystian Kretowicz, 28 April 2008


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Hindu Republic of Bangabhumi

Hindu Republic of Bangabhumi was proclaimed in 2003 in Kolkata with the formation of the provisional government and the Supreme Council and the threat of armed struggle inside Bangladesh to achieve its goal of the homeland for Hindu minority there. The total area of proposed Bangabhumi comes to 20,000 sq.mi which is more than 1/3 of the total area of Bangladesh. The border of Bangabumi runs in the north along river
Padma, in the east along river Meghna, in the west along India-Bangladesh border and in the south
along the Bay of Bengal.

For more on Bangabhumi, please turn to wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangabhumi.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 28 April 2008


About the flag

The flag of the proposed Bangabhumi state comprises of one third green color and two third of saffron color. In the middle of the saffron part is a white disc symbolizing the sun. I guess the similarity to the Bangladeshi flag is intentional. Although the meaning is not explained, one can assume the green part would represent the Muslim minority in otherwise Hindu state, something like the Pakistani flag does with
their minorities. The National Emblem is depicted by the green circle in another, saffron colored circle with word "Shri" (symbol of beauty and prosperity) written in the saffron circle. The National Anthem is a song of poet Dijendra Lal Roy: "Dhana Dhanye Pushpe Bhara, Arnader Ei Basundhara" ("This land of ours filled with crops and flowers").

I did find another, vague description of Bangabhumi flag which contradicts the account cited. It says the flag bears picture of symbolic weapons on a saffron background, and "national seal" is? the "picture of weapons of the Hindu God". The description of the flag of Bangabhumi is contained in the scholarly article written by Mohammad Zainal Abedin, a respected Bangladeshi researcher and journalist in 2005, and vaailable at http://world.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/23261.

Chrystian Kretowicz, 28 April 2008