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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 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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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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Torture cell in Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lampur


Written By: Invisible
08/04/2013 12:29 08/04/2013 5:16
BD War crime trial

After a protest against the controversial verdict of Saydee few awami thugs kidnapped two of the protesters and took inside the Bangladesh high commission building in Kuala Lampur then brutally tortured them...Please watch the video   If I am wrong in embading the youtube's video....    Full story...

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The 13 point demand of Hefazat-e-Islami


Written By: MohammadHossain
09/04/2013 8:05 03/04/2013 17:44
Bangladesh

Hefazat-e-Islam has come to the forefront of discussion in the public sphere as the eve of its long March to Dhaka on the 6th of April draws near. But what are the demands of this movement? On the 9th of March, Hefazat-e-Islam leader Shaykh-ul-Islam Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi put forward a 13....    Full story...

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Bangladesh Police: Reaping the rewards of oppression


Written By: MohammadHossain
03/04/2013 13:12
Law and Order

Police are being beaten. Police are being attacked. Police are being forced to fire. Police are being chased. Pro-government and complicit media are usually awash with such heart rendering news of law enforcers being subject to such severe instances of violence. As a citizen of the state,....    Full story...

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4 'atheist bloggers' arrested upto now: Everchanging drama in light of April 6 long march


Written By: MohammadHossain
03/04/2013 13:22 03/04/2013 13:10
Burning Issue

Something seems fishy. I smell conspiracy in the air. Everybody knows by now that the government has arrested 3 atheist 'bloggers' in the name of arresting defamers of Allah, Mohammad (S.A.W) and Islam. However, few in the online realm know of them and the initial lukewarm response....    Full story...

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Dr Farid Uddin Ahmed: Facing the Tune of Theatrical Autocracy


Written By: MohammadHossain
31/03/2013 20:35
Human rights

Listen my friends to the story of a human being. A human being facing injustice at the hands of justice. Dr. Farid Uddin Ahmed is an ophthalmologist by profession and a distinguished philanthropist. Resident of Kaderabad Housing Society at Mohammadpur, Dr. Farid was, incidentally, also....    Full story...

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Shaheed Rumi Squad: When hunger-strikers turn out to be Biryani-khors


Written By: MohammadHossain
30/03/2013 23:58 29/03/2013 19:28
Entertainment

An organization called Shaheed Rumi squad has been staging a hunger strike in front of the gate of the National Museum at Shahbag to demand for the ban of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chatra Shibir. Made up of a few left leaning youths, the organization has presently attracted some....    Full story...

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Judge fails to stand up for justice, dismisses defamation case against bloggers at Barishal


Written By: MohammadHossain
27/03/2013 16:56
Social Issues

The judicial system in Bangladesh has delivered yet another judgement. A judgement of complicity, not a judgement of conscience. A judgement by the denial of justice itself. For the second time running, of court of the judicial system in Bangladesh has dismissed a defamation case filed against....    Full story...

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Bangladesh government orders shoot on sight policy against protesters


Written By: MohammadHossain
27/03/2013 10:17
Bangladesh

Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir had spoken out. His true nature was laid bare for the world to see. Defying the basic constitutional rights accorded to all Bangladeshis to be able to demonstrate, gather and express their opinion, the government of Bangladesh has given legitimacy to an ongoing and....    Full story...

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