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A violation of child rights

Like every other Bangladeshi kid, I also had to study Islamic religion throughout my high school years while my Hindu friends were studying Hindu religion. The Christian boy of the class Bobby Di Costa was the only exception as the school didn’t have a Christian teacher.

During that 45 minutes of religious education the students of […]

Bring the evil “Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat” to justice

Plagued by anger and grief, I updated on Facebook, “Sylhet is the capital of Bangladeshi version of political Islam where Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia almost ceremonially proclaims the power of political Islam, prior to every national election. This government neither willing nor have the political capital to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

This was just […]

Farcical democracy in the EU referendum

On 3rd of November 2016, three senior most judges of the British high court gave a landmark ruling that the British Parliament alone, not the government, has the ultimate authority to trigger Article 50, the formal process to exit the European Union. The government had so far insisted that it does not require any parliamentary […]

By |November 5th, 2016|Activism, Human Rights, International, Philosophy, Politics|0 Comments

Awami League needs an attitude adjustment

Just a few days ago the most prestigious political party of the country and arguably one of the greatest political movement of the world “Bangladesh Awami League” celebrated new leadership for the next three years.

It is widely rumored that the infusion of new blood into the responsible leadership positions is still a genuine consideration which […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Predecessors of ISIS: A History

With the advent of ISIS, the world is witnessing one of the most brutal carnage in recent history. This latest branch of Salafism has turned a dystopian fantasy into reality. Nevertheless, the so-called Islamic state is not the first fringe Islamic group that seeks to allure the Muslim mindset with their prophecy claims and bring […]

Time to take stand in defense of free speech

Recently on Facebook, Taslima Nasrin, our own icon of freedom, accused several Bangladeshi Newspaper editors of being cowardly for refusing the publication of an article written to commemorate the tragic murder of the Jordanian satirist and writer Nahid Hattar. I can honestly feel Miss Nasrin’s frustration, but however, I personally do not think it […]

A Disconcerting Act : Bangladesh Government Files Charges Against Publisher Shamsuzzoha Manik

It is with utmost consternation that we observe that recently Bangladesh Government has filed charges under the infamous Article 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act against publisher Shamsuzzoha Manik. the 73-year old owner of the Bod-dip publishing house. Mr. Manik, was arrested by police on February 15, 2016 at the annual Dhaka […]

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