Friday, March 12, 2010

হারিয়ে যাওয়া কাজ..

২০০০ সালে শাহজালাল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে একটা ফ্যাসাদ হয়েই গেল। ছাত্রী হলের নামকরন নিয়ে তুমুল মারপিট। ড. জাফর ইকবাল মোটামুটি কোনঠাসা, কেউ তার সমর্থনে নেই। এমন সময় হুমায়ূন আহমেদ ঠিক করলেন ভাই এর পাশে দাঁড়াবেন। তিনি ট্রেনে চেপে সিলেট হাজির হলেন, তাকে দেখতে উপচে পড়ল জনতা, আন্দোলন জমে গেল। এরপরের গল্প শোনাটা জরুরী নয় (কারন পিছনের বড়ই বিশ্রী)। পুরো বিষয়টায় আমার ভীষণ মন খারাপ হল। মনে হলে এই দেশের মানুষের রাজনৈতিক সচেতনদা হাটুর নীচে চলে গেছে। গুরুত্বপূর্ণ বিষয়ের চেয়ে সেলিব্রিটি দেখতে লোকের তুমুল উদ্যাম!

রাজনৈতিক চেতনা ঠিক করতে হলে কী করা দরকার ভাবতে গিয়ে মনে হল উৎস নিয়ে কাজ করতে হবে। কম্পিউটারের লোক বলে কথা, ভাবলাম একটা তথ্যবহুল ওয়েবসাইট বানিয়ে ফেলি, মুক্তিযুদ্ধ নিয়ে। ভাবনাটা খুব কার্যকরী ছিলনা, ২০০০ সালে ইন্টারনেট ব্যবহার করতেন হাতে গোনা কয়েকজন। তারপরেও বসে পড়লাম। সাইট দাড়িয়ে গেল, নাম "মুক্তিযুদ্ধ ১৯৭১" (www.muktijuddha.com.tj)


নিজ হাতে স্ক্যান করে ছবি ঢোকালাম, এখান থেকে সেখান থেকে ডকুমেন্ট এনে জুড়ে দিলাম। আরো ঢোকানো হল গল্প কবিতা আর গান। তখন নতুন ওয়েবসাইট বানানো শিখেছি। খুব গুছিয়ে কাজটা করলাম (ইদানিং প্রায়ই যে পতাকাবাধা রাইফেলের ছবি দেখা যায়, সেটাকে সাদাকালো থেকে রঙ্গিন করার কাজটা করা হয়েছিল এই সাইটেই। পতাকার লালসূর্যের বুকে অন্ত্রহাতে মুক্তিযোদ্ধাদের ছবিটাও এই সাইটের জন্য তৈরি হয়। এটাও একসময় ছড়িয়ে গেছে)। তারপর দিলাম ছেড়ে একটা ফ্রি হোস্টিং-এ। কদিনপরে জনৈক আম্রিকাবাসী সাহায্য করতে এগিয়ে এলেন, তার সার্ভারে জায়গাও দিলেন খানিক। এবং বছর দুয়েক পর আমার এক্সেস বন্ধ করেদিলেন। আর তার দু/তিন বছর পর পুরো সাইটই হাওয়া করে দিলেন।

বেশীদিন না টিকলেও, দৃষ্টি কাড়তে কিঞ্চিত সফল হয়েছিল এই সাইটটা। আর বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের সেকেন্ড ইয়ারের একটা ছাত্রের জন্য বিষয়টা মোটেও ছোটোখাটো ছিলনা।

এই সাইট করে দেশের মানুষের কিছুই হয়নি, লাভ হল শুধু আমার। মুক্তিযুদ্ধ নিয়ে ঘাঁটতে ঘাঁটতে বেশ কিছু বই পড়া হল, জানা হল অনেক কথা। মোটের উপর যে আগ্রহটা অনেক আগেই থাকা উচিত ছিল, সেটা হঠাৎ করেই তৈরি হতে লাগলো।

সে সময় ব্লগ/ফেসবুক ছিল না। তাই ওয়েবসাইটে গেস্টবুক বলে একটা বস্তু থাকতো। তাতে অতিথিরা মন্তব্য রেখে যেতেন। আর সেই মন্তব্যগুলোই এক পর্যায়ে হয়ে গেল সমস্ত আগ্রহের কেন্দ্রবিন্দু, ভাবনার চালে ঢিল হয়ে পড়তে থাকলো যেন তারা!! সবচে' অবাককরা মন্তব্যগুলো ছিল পাকিস্তানী অতিথিদের! তারা যেমন গালমন্দ করে গেছেন, আবার তাদেরই কেউ কেউ ক্ষমার্থী হয়েছেন।

সব মন্তব্য পাওয়া যাবে এই ঠিকানায় । পাঠকের সুবিধার্থে কিছু তুলে দিই এখানে..

Navid on May 5, 2000
I am a Pakistani, and realize the pain you people have suffered at the hands of the Pakistani Army. The sad part is that none of these butchers were tried for crimes against humanity. We in Pakistan were always told one part of the story. I hope more Pakistanis will accept the fact that the ir army did engage in a genocide and should have been punished for this. Perhaps its Allahs way of taking revenge that these blood hungry soldiers are ruling us once again.

HashmiJ@drte.com on Jul 3, 2000
I just saw and read the facts of this page. It will be very honest if you also describe to the public that what crimes were done by the so called "MukhtiBahini" during the war session? The Mukhti Bahini never killed and raped innocent people? They never looted and savaged property/people? Why don't you also show the pictures where your Bengali counterparts have entered many a houses and took young girls? And what they did to those girls.. ...You are such a case

জাভেদ হাশমি নামের এই ব্যক্তির মন্তব্যটা উল্লেখযোগ্য, ভদ্রলোক প্রায়ই প্রতিবাদ পাঠাতেন, তারপর একবার ক্লান্ত হয়ে প্রতিবাদ পাঠানো থামিয়ে দিলেন


Russell on Aug 7, 2000
I was a independant reporter in East Pakistan before ot became Bangladesh, and I find this site to show a very one- sided view of things. The maniacs in the Mukti Bahini commited appalling atrocities against Muslim Pakistanis, civilian Indians, and their own people. It's easy to settle many scores against someone you don't like in the 'name of freedom.' a site like this shows only one aspect of the struggle, without accepting the wrongs of Bangladeshi 'freedom fighters.' you will only (incomplete)


Salim Razvi on Jul 31, 2000
I am from Lahore, Pakistan. After visiting your site, I started feeling guilty. It's shame on us to think being muslim what we have done to another muslim nation. Can't just believe, that many women were raped. The soldiers who did all these disgusting work are rulling us today. I know You guys have lot of tolerance. If it would happen to us, we would probably be crazy.

S_Salmanz@yahoo.com on Jul 31, 2000
I belong to Pakistan. I went through the site and the pictures showing the suffering of Bangladeshi people at the hands of Pak Army really moved me. It will really help the people of my generation in understanding the sufferings beared by the Bangladeshi people in their war for freedom, who were born after the war. Whatever our elders have done wasent right, and it is very difficult for you to ignore such a big disaster. The course of history cannot be reversed. There is one question that re(incomplete)


Ali Shafiq on Jul 30, 2000
I am a Pakistani. I appreciate your effort in promoting your cause. To understand history one should have knowledge of the point of view of the other party. Yes, Pakistani troops also would have committed crimes but the role played by the Indian Troops during the war cannot be declined. Therefore the role of indians played in the war should also be taken into account.

Sepp Dittmar-Basler from Austria on 12/02/2000
If there are nazi-hunters looking for paki-war criminals abroad, there is a paki-general living in Vienna at the moment...

Dr Naveed Ali on 10/14/2000
i am from pakistan and visited this website.there is a limit to tell a lie but you people have crossed every limit .the developers of this website are the biggest liars in the world.what is the proof that these are the dead bodies of those who were killed by pakistan army whyncant these be the dead bodies of those killed by mukti bahani or the indian army.you people deceive your own muslim brothers and think that indian hindus are your best friends. and what have you people got after your liberation (incomplete)


Shakil Reza Choudhury
12/22/2000
Excellent work. My daughter is six years old and as we live in Canada, this web site will greatly help us to inform her and her friends about our struggle for
freedom from Pakistan.Keep up the good work.
Naeem Cheema 01/29/2001
Hi! Iam pakistani citizen living in toronto canada. I was one year old when east pakistan was taken away from us. I just saw ur web site, u showed brutalities of pakistan army,but for got to show the worste part the burtalities and atroceties commited by by ur forefathers to non bangolees, I failed to undestand why are u so proud of bangladesh,a country where u raped non banglooes muslim women in front of hindu army u killed ur fellow muslim in front of hindu army and where ur only conecrn is ur freedom hooooo waaaaaaa a country where u take out non bangolee muslim womens and forced them to march nacked in front of hindu armey, u bangloees proved that u still have blood of mir jafar,and mir sadiq. As a musim i prefer to die before i kill some fellow muslim specially when non muslim ask u do that, what were happen to u guys where were ur muslim hood goes,and second think, things are same for u guys u have same poverty even worst, what u guys achicve, i guess
Just happines of ur hindu masters.
Fahd Khan 03/01/2001
The way indians divided our coutry we will divide them. Kashmir is pakistan and pakistan is kashmir. For begalies we have 123,000 illlegal begali immigrant in our jail. Trying to come back haaaaaaa. We don't want the filth. Eat fish and swim in floods.to a pathan pakistani you are like hindu we ruled you asses for 500 years. Your country was like a wounded flesh we cut and threw it out. Hindu that what you are shudur hindu that is
Hassan 03/09/2001
Mr. Khan & other "Similar minded" Pakistanis:
You guys are a bunch of hot-headed, ignorant, arrogant morons. E. & W. Pakistan was like having NY & Texas as a country separated by the rest of the states. We won the majority in elections in 71 but were denied representation by the brutal Paki military junta, denied having our own language as the national language. Yes, we may be poor but free and happy, and we have some sort of democracy unlike Pakistan. Yes we have plenty of fish & it's good for health and keeps the brain cool. Do you think you can get away with anything in the name of religion? If you support freedom for Kashmir or Bosnia, why not Bangladesh? If you can't stand a Hindu, stop using the internet because it was developed mostly by people of other faith. Just see what kind of darkness Afghanistan is going into with Pakistan's help. Your allegation that non-Bengali Muslim women were tortured/raped by Indian army and the Mukti Bahini is a baloney, in fact, there were very few non-Bengalis in BD at that time (less than 1%), and If there was some torture, it was in response to the brutal killings of Pak forces, and we regret that. But I am horrified that you guys have no sympathy over the murder thousands of innocent Bangladeshis where more than 85% were Muslims like you. Shame on you.

To the people who developed this site: Keep up the good work. Allah hafez
Fahd Khan 03/17/2001
To Mr hassan
You are missing the point you are like dirt without us. If you would have not back stab with us Pak watan would not have been divided.Dam hindu took advantage of your stupididty. It good that you poeple have democracy but where it getting you. You are one of poor, filest and under develop in the world. It sad to find out you are protecting hindu. Are you people ever going to forget that you are no longer hindues. That was thousands of years ago. We are hot headed is what why we won independence for you from brits. You are ungreatful poeple. Mr hussan pak zamein zindabad and paindabad.My uncle died in 1971 fig

Shafqat 03/21/2001
Thanks to everyone who maintains this site. It is really amazing to find how even in year 2001, some people support killing fellow human beings in the name of religion! Mr Khan and others, how do you validate killing Hindus just because they are ... and how do you justify killing fellow muslim brothers along with them? Just because we were Hindus 1000 years ago? Shame on you ... remember your blue blood and blindness about your religion will take you no where.

We don't believe that we are dirt w/o your support. Do you know that without the support of East Bengal, you would not have gotten Pakistan? Even Punjab did not vote for division. In fact we were turning into dirt while we stayed with you ... because you were robbing us in the name of running our country and in the name of religion. You back stabbed us ... not we. We stood up for what is right. That's why we got our freedom. We had nothing to gain or to feel proud staying with you. We don't care if we are poor ... we are happy human beings. We know what our roots are and we feel proud of our Bengali culture. We are pious muslims but unlike you, we do not intend to turn our coutry into a religious black hole of darkness.

How do you relate Bengalis in Karachi & Democracy? It only shows that you know nothing about political systems. You people still live in the middle age where the strong and powerful still runs the show. What have you gained in the last 50 years after you got your independence? Military might?!! Look what is happenning in your country with all the arms you have. Why are muslims killing muslims? Having an A-bomb? What will you do with that? Drop it on Hindus? Do you think you'll survive after that? But we will. We are the most liberal muslim country in the world ... and that is a big achievement. We have thrown out the military from our society (and you?). We still have a lot to do and we are doing it. One day we'll surpass you in everything, just keep watching!!!
Tausif Naqvi 04/04/2001
Attn: Fahd khan rathore
I am a bihari origin and my family was
living in shantahar near bogra in bangladesh by that time. Though most of
our family men and women were killed by mukti bahinis but i dont have any feeling of hatred against my bengali fellows whether hindu or muslim. The reason is it was a particular time of violence during 1971 and never recurred any hostility against biharis and bengalis ever after that. Though still a number of biharis living in bangladesh.

Look at our country pakistan every day on an average 10-15 peoples are killed
in the name of shia vs sunni, mohajir vs patahan, punjabi vs pathan, pathan qabilah vs another patahn qabilah, baloch qabilah vs another balock qabilah.......etc.
yes there are a number of bengalis living in karachi and think this is the 3rd largest bengali city in the world. Hats off to these hard working bengalis
who earned valuable dollars for our country. without these labours our industry will collapse.
khuda hafiz


Khurram Shehzad Yousufzai
08/28/2001
On advice of some friends of mine, I visited certain sites on internet to read about Bengali people's claims about 'untold atrocities' perpetrated by Pakistan army in 1971, and their demand for international justice against these 'crimes'. Many of the Bengalis' claim is that, the Pakistan army killed 3 million, 30 lakhs people, in nine months besides many other 'wrong-doing'. According to them, the death and distraction caused by the Pakistani forces only equaled that of World War II. This has been the claim going on for the last thirty years. I think, I need to say something as an unfortunate Pakistani, and it is up to my Bengali brothers to listen to, or not to.

Atrocity on any ground, in any form, on any pretext is condemnable. There is no doubt about it. And atrocity is atrocity, whether incurred on small scale or on large scale, whether involving a few individuals or involving state machinery. Atrocities generally occur in state of war, when killing and getting killed take precedence over any other sane thinking and humanism.

In 1971, there was a war - a civil war - the war that destroys all civility, gives rise to hatred, escalates killing instincts. That was the thing happened in war area. I know, all this was unlikable, undesirable and utterly condemnable. What happened cannot be supported under any pretext. But the claim of 30 lakhs people losing lives! Three million people?!? Is this a misprint or genuine demand of the Bengalis? Can I believe this?

I was thinking, how is it possible that, in Kashmir seven lakh Indian soldiers fighting insurgencies for about 13 years, resulting in killing of about 50,000 Kashmiris, but less than one lakh Pakistani force (as we know, 90000 disgraced Pakistani returned after fall of Dhaka) killed 3 million people in just nine months? Though many of you may contest, but it is a internationally accepted fact that, about seven lakhs, that is 0.7 million, Indian forces are deployed in Kashmir, and the armed insurgency is on for long 13 years.

I was in real quandary. Then, just as a God-sent, came this week's The Newsweek International (August 27, 2001) with the cover story "Asia's War Over History". This story gave me a lot of logic, and a bit of strength to understand the truth.

The story states, "thousands of civilians massacred by Pakistani troops". Elsewhere it states that, up to 300,000 Chinese were killed by Japanese Imperial Army soldiers in what is known as the most infamous atrocities in modern times, "The Rape of Nanking". The story also gives a figure of 500,000 people massacred in 1965 in Indonesia after Suharto came into power, which CIA of America describes "as one of the worst mass murders of the 20th century".

The August 13, 2001 issue of the Newsweek's cover story "Facing the Grisly Past" tells us that Khmer Rouge of Cambodia killed 1.7 million people in 1974. That country is still traumatized. Thousands of human skulls and bones can still be seen in pictures of that country. As against 1.7 million internationally accepted figure of Cambodian massacre, our Bengali brethren claim that Pakistanis had killed 3 million people. Are the pictures of Bangladesh as grisly as that of Cambodia? At least I've not so far seen any such pictures, full of skulls, in any international magazines and newspapers.

So, I think our Bengali brethren's claims are not based on hard facts, but on emotions, and probably on mal-intentions to linger on the bitterness in the Bengalis' minds. Though I believe that, atrocities are always un-acceptable, but the horrendous figures put forward by my brothers are not probably factually tenable.

I do also feel that, as demanded by Bengalis, the case should be heard by International court or any appropriate international body to settle this voluptuous, huge claim once for all.

With love,

Khurram Shehzad Yousufzai
Mansehra, Pakistan


সাইটে একটা মুক্তিযুদ্ধের কবিতাও ছিল। সুনীলের লেখা। অনেকেই চোখ কুঁচকে তাকান, দেশী কবি বাদ দিয়ে কেন সুনীল? শামসুর রাহমানের কবিতা শুনতে শুনতে এতো শোনা হয়ে গিয়েছিল যে তা আলাদা করে দিতে ইচ্ছা হয়নি। খুঁজতে গিয়ে হাতের কাছে পেলাম সুনীলের এই কবিতা। ভালো লাগলো, তাই আর কিছু না খুঁজে তুলে দিয়েছি। পরিকল্পনা ছিল সুযোগ মতো আর জুড়ে দেব। শেষপর্যন্ত তা হয়নি

শেষ করার আগে কবিতাই বরং পড়া যাক..


উনিশশো একাত্তর
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মা, তোমার কিশোরী কন্যাটি আজ নিরুদ্দেশ
মা, আমারও পিঠোপিঠি ছোট ভাইটি নেই
নভেম্বরে দারুন দুর্দিনে তাকে শেষ দেখি
ঘোর অন্ধকারে একা ছুটে গেল রাইফেল হাতে উদ্যত।

এখন জয়ের দিন, এখন বন্যার মতো জয়ের উল্লাস
জননীর চোখ শুকনো, হারানো কন্যার জন্য বৃষ্টি নামে
হাতখানি সামনে রাখা, যেন হাত দর্পন হয়েছে
আমারও সময় নেই, মাঠে কনিষ্ঠের লাশ খুঁজে ফিরি।


যে যায় সে চলে যায়, যারা আছে তারাই জেনেছে
একা একা হাহাকার; আজিজুর, আজিজুর, শোন--
আমার হলুদ শার্ট তোকে দেবো কথা দেওয়া ছিল
বেহেস্তে যাবার আগে নিলি না আমার দেহ ঘ্রাণ?

লিকলিকে লম্বা ছেলে যেন একটা চাবুক, চোয়ালে
কৈশোরের কাটা দাগ, মা'র চোখে আজও পোলাপান
চিরকাল জেদী! বাজী ফেলে নদীর গহ্বর থেকে মাটি তুলে আনতো
মশাল জ্বালিয়ে আমি ভাগাড়ের হাড়মুন্ডে চিনবো কি তাকে?

মা, তোমার লাবণ্যকে শেষ দেখি জুলাই এর তেসরা
শয়তানের তাড়া খেয়ে ঝাঁপ দিল ভরাবর্ষা নদীর পানিতে
জ্বাল ফেলে তবু ওকে টেনে তুললো, ছটফটাচ্ছে
যেন এক জলকন্যা
স্টিমারঘাটায় আমি তখন খুঁটির সঙ্গে পিছমোড়া বাঁধা।


ক'টা জন্তু নিয়ে গেল টেনে হিচঁড়ে, হঠাৎ লাবণ্য মুখ ফিরিয়ে
তাকালো সবার চোখে, দৃষ্টি নয়, দারুন অশনি
ঐটুকু মেয়ে, তবু এক মুহুর্তেই তার রূপান্তর ত্রিকাল মায়ায়
কুমারীর পবিত্রতা নদীকেও অভিশাপ দিয়ে গেল।


মা, তোমার লাবণ্যকে খুঁজেছি প্রান্তরময়, বাংকারে ফক্সহোলে
ছেঁড়া ব্রা, রক্তাক্ত শাড়ি -- লুন্ঠিত সীতার মতো চিহ্ন পড়ে আছে
দূরে কাছে কয়েক লক্ষ আজিজুর অন্ধকার ফুঁড়ে আছে
ধপধপে হাড়ে
কোথাও একটি হাত মাটি খিমচে ধরতে চেয়েছিল।


যে যায় সে চলে যায়, যারা আছে তারাই জেনেছে
বাঁ হাতের উল্টোপিঠে কান্না মুছে হাসি আনতে হয়
কবরে লুকিয়ে ঢোকে ফুলচোর, মধ্যরাত্রে ভেঙ্গে যায় ঘুম
শিশুরা খেলার মধ্য হাততালি দিয়ে ওঠে, পাখিরাও
এবার ফিরেছে।







8 comments:

  1. প্রকৃতিপ্রেমিকMarch 12, 2010 at 8:39 AM

    লিংকটা খুলছে না। Error:: Unknown action -- 'a=' দেখায়।
    আপনি এত এত কাজ করেছেন জানতাম না। সাধুবাদ রইল।

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  2. লিংকটা তো খুলবে নারে ভাই.. পড়েন নাই? যেখানে হোস্ট করা হতো তারাই গায়েব..

    দেখা যাবে এখান থেকে

    http://web.archive.org/web/20030214223455/www.bangladesh.net/muktijuddha/index2.html

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  3. অরূপ ভাই, লেখাটা পরে খুবই ভালো লাগলো! এই সাইটটিকে আবার চালু করা যাবে না?

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  4. মাথা খারাপ তাহলে আগে থেকেই ছিলো

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  5. I normally try to pull your legs with lighter notes, whenever I put a comment in the FB. But, I'm really amazed that you did that at that point of your life. In fact, I have a kind of respect for that side of you.

    Now, reading the comments in the link and knowing what happened to the site, I have the following comments.

    1. The anti liberation forces are still very organized, while the pro-liberation forces are all fragmented. The other day I saw an online survey result in some newspaper, which asked something about Jamat/Shibir ( Cannot remember the question ). An overwhelming number of answers seemed to be from those who would support them. It does not mean that these maggots are large in number. They just ( I believe) took the advantage of multiple entry. But this shows how aligned, structured and focused they are.... See more

    2. Some of the comments are possibly posted by people of this country with a pinch of Mir Zafar's blood.

    3. (From my experience) Many Pakistanis repents and are guilt clad for what was done to us. But, If we have bastards like the Jamatis, it is natural that Pakistan will have ultra nationalists ( who has not seen anything ) who would not believe what happened.

    4. How many persons were killed in 1971 might not have a precise count. But, it is safe to say it would be hundreds of thousand. But, I don't think it's needed. No information would change the minds of those who tries to disprove the fact. We need not put our energy to debate with these blind, deaf and dumbs.

    5. Trial of the war criminals is a long pending issue. After all these years, we might not be able to try everyone involved. If we can try some of the big hogs, it will lead to a complete political defeat of the anti-liberation elements and reduce enrollment to the Jamat Shibirs.

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  6. প্রকৃতিপ্রেমিকMarch 13, 2010 at 12:52 AM

    দু:খিত। পড়েছি। হয়তো আপনি যা বলেছেন সেটা বুঝতে ভুল হয়েছে। আপনি লিখেছেন সাইটটা গায়েব হয়ে গেছে। মন্তব্য যে গেস্টবুকে ছিল সেটা গায়েব হয়েছে তা বুঝিনি।

    আপনি লিখেছেন-- "সব মন্তব্য পাওয়া যাবে এই ঠিকানায় । পাঠকের সুবিধার্থে কিছু তুলে দিই এখানে.."

    এর দ্বারা আমি এটাই বুঝেছি যে মন্তব্যের সবগুলো এই ঠিকানায় আছে। সেই লিংকটাই খুলছেনা তো তাই বললাম।

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  7. পিপিদা,

    আপনি যে গেস্টবুকের কথা ইংগিত করেছেন টের পাইনি, সমস্যা আসলেই ছিল লিংকে, ঠিক করে দিলাম..

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