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In Bangladesh, it is (an unofficial) crime to be Shibir


Written By: MohammadHossain
25/05/2013 18:57
Law and Order

The 25th of May was like just another normal day to the many in the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. The day was cloudy; the temperature was down; it was cloudy and the greatest fact of all, it was a government holiday. But what seemed a nigh perfect day for meeting up with friends and family....    Full story...

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Amnesty Human Rights Report Bangladesh 2013: Important Observations


Written By: MohammadHossain
23/05/2013 23:01
Human rights

The main opposition party of Bangladesh, the BNP, nailed it when they said that the 2013 Amnesty report on Bangladesh was the tip of the iceberg. What the amnesty report has alluded to is huge, and as reports of other human rights organizations such as Odhikar and Human Rights Watch have....    Full story...

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Hasanul Haq Inu, Slimey Minister of Misinformation


Written By: MohammadHossain
23/05/2013 0:52
Bangladesh

Remember Aung San Suu Kyi? She was a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Those were the days when she was an oppressed citizen of Burma. Today she is a lawmaker, the leader of the opposition in Burma. Yet the country has been witness to a systematic genocide of the Rohingya by its ruling elite and she has....    Full story...

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May the Almighty always be with you Brother..........


Written By: MohammadHossain
20/05/2013 14:02 20/05/2013 13:42
Human rights

Some feelings are unexplainable. Some emotions cannot be accounted for. Shibir President Delwar Hossain was brought to court today. A nation saw his condition and millions wept, unable to do a thing. Such is the rule of law embedded in the hearts of millions of innocents, yet violated at will by....    Full story...

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Removal of internet ban in Bangladesh: A hollow victory?


Written By: MohammadHossain
19/05/2013 16:25
Burning Issue

It was a victory for the internet activism. The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC), on Sunday, informed all International Internet Gateways (IIGs) of its decision to remove any ban on the upload speed. Previously, it had issued directives on the 16th of May to cut the....    Full story...

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Disgusting myth of the Hefazat burning the Quran: The Lies


Written By: MohammadHossain
17/05/2013 16:43 11/05/2013 8:37
Burning Issue

A recent item in the news was the burning of the Quran at the South gate of Baitul Mokarram at Dhaka in Bangladesh. This was covered widely by various media outlets. In addition to the various television media such as Shomoy TV, Ekattor TV, BTV, GTV, ETV and others who broadcast heart....    Full story...

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The lies: Bangladesh Govt Press Statement on #5May massacre


Written By: MohammadHossain
11/05/2013 8:32
Burning Issue

  Brutality of police action on 5th May at Paltan. Photo credit: Mirza H.K. On May 6, 2013 at around 2:30 am, a reported 10 thousand members of police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), along with the armed cadres of the....    Full story...

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Pregnant Women at Rana Plaza: Maternity leave, anyone?


Written By: MohammadHossain
26/04/2013 18:56
Human rights

News reports for the past three days have been abound with reports on the 8 storey building collapse at Savar, the terrible loss of innocent lives and the ongoing rescue operation to rescue the survivors of this horrible tragedy. A news report which magnetically captured my attention was the....    Full story...

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Savar Tragedy Course 101 : Are we ready to to face the next big calamity?


Written By: MohammadHossain
25/04/2013 21:15
Bangladesh

A nation came to a standstill as it witnessed a heartbreaking tragedy, one which has left an indelible mark on the conscience of a nation. Two days have passed since ‘Rana Plaza’, an 8 storey building collapsed at Savar in Bangladesh on the 24th of March at around 08:45 am. The....    Full story...

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The Prothom Alo story and Chatra League controlled Shabagh


Written By: MohammadHossain
20/04/2013 16:19
Social Issues

On the 14th of April, Prothom Alo, a leading Bangla newspaper, on its site published a short story, “TV Camerar Shamne Meyeti” (The girl in front of the TV camera), which was also published in the daily’s Pahela Baishakh supplement. The short story, titled “TV Camerar....    Full story...

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The Fatikchhari saga and the myth of loudspeakers


Written By: MohammadHossain
13/04/2013 19:42 13/04/2013 18:27
Burning Issue

The Fatikchori saga talks volumes. More than 5,000 people were accused on the 12th of April in a case filed for attacking law enforcers and obstructing their work during the fight. Of the accused, 100 were named. Three ruling Awami League men were killed and scores injured when locals gathered....    Full story...

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A call to free the Shibir President Delwar Hossain


Written By: MohammadHossain
13/04/2013 0:38 12/04/2013 19:45
Bangladesh

The 11th of April, saw the enforcement of a dawn to dusk hartal/strike called by the largest student organization in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Islami Chatra Shibir. The student body called the strike to protest the arrest of its central president, Delwar Hossain, and police torture carried out....    Full story...

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A web of lies and deceit: Exemplifying media terrorism against the Hefazat


Written By: MohammadHossain
10/04/2013 14:31
News

For the past couple of weeks, I have been observing very closely the actions of the Hefazat-e-Islam and the reactions they have invoked, both among the masses and the government. I have observed the formation of a polarized situation that has been growing day by day. The organization has....    Full story...

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Sheikh Hasina ploughs through another BBC interview: An analysis


Written By: MohammadHossain
09/04/2013 8:09
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

The BBC interview of Sheikh Hasina was another bleak eye opener. Let me go straight to the points that mattered:   1. When asked about the demands of Hefazat-e-Islam, especially the demand to introduce the death penalty for blasphemy, Sheikh Hasina directly said that "we don't....    Full story...

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The politics of demonizing the Hefazat fraternity


Written By: MohammadHossain
09/04/2013 8:04
Contemporary Debate

I ask, what have they done wrong?   Hefazat-e-Islam is a Qaumi madrasah based organisation of Islamic scholars based in Chittagong. On March 9, it announced a month's protest programmes, including a long march towards Dhaka on April 6, to press home its demand to stop the activities....    Full story...

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