Sunday, April 10, 2016

Midnight’s Furies, the Eastern End

Midnight’s Furies, the Eastern End

I still have to read Nisid Hajari’s Midnight’s Furies, but I wonder if in his book he has included the ordeal of a big group of stateless people stranded in present day Bangladesh.  These 300,000 people have suffered from both 1947 and 1971 civil wars in South Asia.

On Saturday, April 10, a fundraiser to help the stateless people in Bangladesh was organized at the Royal Palace Banquet Hall in Fremont by long term Bay Area resident Nadeem Haque and his associates.  Zulki Khan, the CEO of NexLogic Technologies, was the main sponsor of the program. The collected donations will go to OBAT Helpers, a non-profit organization based in Indiana and involved in educational and micro-financing projects in the camps of the stateless people in Bangladesh.  Dr. Maureen Lynch, former Senior Associate on Stateless Initiatives at Refugees International, Herb Behrstock, President of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, Northern California Division, Anwar Khan, the founder of OBAT Helpers, and Dr. John Clark, Director OBAT, spoke at the fundraiser.

An entertainment program featuring Riffat Sultana and group, and Tehseen Javed followed the dinner and the speeches.

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