How to write a general diary (GD).

    November 18, 2015


    ........ Police Station

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Dhaka.

    Subject: About accepting a general diary

    Dear Sir:

    I am A; father – B; mother – C; present address – 160, East Goran, Khilgaon, Dhaka 1217; permanent address – village and post office – Chalisha, police station and district – Pirojpur. I work as a senior research officer for a non-governmental organisation named Gobeshona O Unnayan Collective and I am also an active worker of the Gonojagoron Moncho, apart from these I have also been writing blogs for a long time on the Liberation War, free thinking, human rights, and other issues.

    After office, I came to Gulistan on a Raja City Bus around 7pm yesterday after attending a rally of the Gonojagoron Moncho organised to protest the “murder of Ananta Bijoy Das” in the afternoon. Then I took a small laguna (a human haulier) and started heading towards the Khilgaon rail crossing. I saw two people (both around 20 years old) with me on the bus and one of them got on the same laguna that I took. At first it seemed normal to me but after I saw that he was continuously sending text messages on his mobile phone, I got suspicious.

    From that suspicion, instead of my actual destination, I got off at the Amtola intersection which is located before the Khilgaon rail crossing. That young man got down following me and seeing that I immediately got inside a narrow alley on the left. Later I saw that the young man, instead of following me into the alley, was standing in the mouth and soon he was joined by his companion. From then on, I got sure that I was being followed because even though their destination was the same, they came by different routes and were following me. Later, with help from a friend, I took a rickshaw and arrived home safely.

    In the past, in connection with my writing and because of ideological conflicts, I have on different occasions received threats on the internet from the followers and supporters of anti-Liberation War force Jamaat-e-Islami and other radical groups but I was never bothered. Now, I am concerned about my security in the wake of the back-to-back attacks on free thinkers over the last few months.

    Under this circumstances, I would like to request you to please record this issue as a general diary.

    Thanking you


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