Talk:Greater Bangladesh

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To User:Mar4d[edit]

Please,don't start putting labels on something without verification. And stop adding random stuff that is related only in vague way. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a debating platform. It's not about you or I winning. It's about being factually correct. Before adding random stuff, please, discuss here. Aditya(talkcontribs) 18:13, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

The "labels" which you are referring to were only categories - which other irredentism-related articles follow too. I don't think there was anything wrong with the addition of the {{Irredentism}} template in the references section which you removed too; Mar4d (talk) 15:57, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
Dear Mar4d, where did you find the fact that Bangladeshi writers use the term to imply irredentism, except to reply to a claim made otherwise? And, also which Wikipedia policy tells you to remove material from the lead that's already sourced in the body, without asking for a citation first? And, finally, what tells you that a map made without any verifiability is more credible than dozens of references? Please, discuss here before making accusations of bad faith (which definitely stands against the behavioral guideline). Aditya(talkcontribs) 14:18, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Irredentism is defined here as "any position advocating annexation of territories administered by another state on the grounds of common ethnicity or prior historical possession, actual or alleged. Some of these movements are also called pan-nationalist movements. It is a feature of identity politics and cultural and political geography."

The concept of Greater Bangladesh is irredentist, if anything; regarding the map, I am not the creator. In fact, another user added it; however, you removed it without offering an explanation, which seemed WP:POV. Your other edits, such as the inclusion of "Indian writers" are also questionable. Who exactly are these Indian writers? The lead does not adequately provide the information that the concept is advocated by Bangladeshi nationalists. For this reason, the previous lead ("Greater Bangladesh is a political concept calling for the territorial expansion of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to include the Indian states of .."" etc.) had much more clarity. Mar4d (talk) 15:48, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Please stop making personal attacks and stop assuming bad faith. If you want a POV, let's have the POV of Wikipedia here. We do have policies and guidelines that direct us to verifiable facts, not truth, and neutrality. Please go through the policies and guidelines to get a more clear picture of the Wikipedia before you make comments and edits like you are doing here. I am sure, with you level of enthusiasm, you'll make an excellent editor, as long you find that the Wikipedia environment respectable.
On top of that, the definition you provide seems to exclude unproven claims altogether. If I claim you're something and fail to substantiate it, you probably don't represent it (like Greater Bangladesh irredentism or your bad faith). And, finally, remember that Wikipedia is always work in progress. "Something was there already" is the lamest excuse for including or re-including something. I am keeping the argument open, and not reverting you immediately. Because, I believe you're perfectly able to discuss your POV and your faith. If necessary we can take it to wider forum for consensus. Aditya(talkcontribs) 03:37, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

The map in question is WP:OR. Is it supported by any references at all (i.e., has anyone outside wikipedia used or produced such a map to indicate the perceived extent of GB? I doubt that. The concept is such a fringe one, it has hardly any coverage outside local political rhetoric or Indian right wing writers). --Ragib (talk) 05:33, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Also, "Bangladeshi nationalists" hardly, if not "never", support the concept of GB. The two references often cited by Indian right wing authors are almost 20 year old gossip columns, written by non-notable journalists who have no importance in the Bangladeshi nationalist camp. Suppose, I today claim in an article that the whole Asia continent should be part of "GB" ... will that count as a claim by "Bangladeshi Nationalists"? Doubt that. The whole concept, if it exists, is a state-level political rhetoric used by some Indian regional politicians. --Ragib (talk) 05:38, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

"The map in question is WP:OR" - would you also call this on Greater India O.R? And what about Unified India? Mar4d (talk) 09:50, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
It's called WP:OTHERCRAPEXISTS. Aditya(talkcontribs) 07:21, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

I feel the Map should stay even though the map has never been shown by the media or by any other organization because this will give an idea to people which areas might become a part of GB and the states which are shown as a part of GB have seen an increase in muslim population. --Pradeep90 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 06:44, 7 September 2011 (UTC).

This is crazy[edit]

This article has to be a joke. This is pathetic enemity mongering against Bangladesh. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Umran Chowdhury (talkcontribs) 23:52, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Every country thinks about its interest. Maybe the political establishment in Bangladesh feels that since they have a huge population and not enough land and resources, its better to try to take it from some other country. In this case the other country is India. Through Lebensraum maybe Bangladesh thinks that it can achieve it, something it cant achieve though war. -- Pradeep90 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 06:55, 7 September 2011 (UTC).

Not notable[edit]

The topic is not notable.

1. A few old quotes by a small number of Bangladeshi politicians /officers as mentioned in Assam governor's report don't warrant an article. Unless there are greater number of serious claims made by a larger number of people as it is found for the greater Nepal demand, this topic doesn't stand.

2. The concept is that Bangladesh is intentionally pushing its citizen to make Indian north east a Muslim dominated area which will try to secede from India and join Bangladesh. Not a single major Indian newspaper takes it seriously. Immigration is a matter of concern but most Indian scholars agree it's due to economic reasons and no well known institution claims that Bangladesh is doing it intentionally. Although Bangladesh Government is criticized by Indian media for not acknowledging that the problem exists, it is not sufficient to put up a full article on a grave conspiracy.

3. The terrorist organizations mentioned are banned in Bangladesh itself. And main Huji leaders were sentenced to death as well.

--Iball (talk) 20:44, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Joke Article[edit]

I am a bangladeshi and first time i see the words "Greater Bangladesh". Someone indian crazy guy created this articel while in too much trying to find 'enemy'. Administrator, please check website and you will never see such word like "Greater Bangladesh".

There exist words like "Undivided Bengal" but thats a different thing —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:30, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Great Article[edit]

I like the idea of Greater Bangladesh. Having West Bengal, Assam, Tripura with the current Bangladesh will make that a great country and a natural phenomenon. Will happen in near future. And yes Bangladesh has a subtle support for that idea. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:19, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

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