Bangladesh won its independence in 1971, with the dream of
establishing a poverty-free Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal). The inner
spirit of this dream was to establish a secular society, free from
exploitation and optimum parity between the rich and the poor.
During Pakistan era the disparity between the rich and the poor was
so high that the people of East Pakistan became desperate to get of
Pak domination and craved for a society of equality and
However, even after 39 years of independence that dream is still a far cry. The disparity between the rich and the poor is growing and 40 per cent of the population of 140 millions are living under the poverty line. The segment of the population which comprise the...