The ‘Shahbag movement’ started on 5th February, 2013. The movement started demanding capital punishment of war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah who was convicted for his brutal war crimes during Bangladesh liberation in 1971. The movement was non-violent, peaceful and spontaneous movement of general public. On February 15th Rajib Haider one of the online activists was […]
On the morning of February 26, as I was mourning the loss of my husband last year, I was left wondering something else: Whose death anniversary will I mourn next?
A year ago on Thursday, secular blogger Ananta Bijoy Das was attacked and killed on his way to work in northeastern Bangladesh. That attack came after […]
In support of secular bloggers and freethinkers in Bangladesh – The Nordic and Estonian PEN centres condemn the acts of violence and demand protection for those in danger
Freedom of expression is under a serious threat once again in Bangladesh, where four freethinkers have been brutally murdered within a month:
On April 25th Xulhaz Mannan, a gay rights activist and an editor at LGBT magazine, Roopbaan, and a fellow activist and USAID employee Tanay Mojumdar were killed in Mannan’s apartment.
On April 23rd Professor Rezaul […]
By: Chris Emmanuel Dsouza
The cult of ISIS style king has penetrated into Bangladesh society. This has been well orchestrated in the series of street murders of Secular Bloggers in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a country, which was carved out of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 1971, after a bloody battle against the Pakistan Army, costing over […]
Svenska P.E.N. And ABF organised a seminar on the recent blogger killing, the rise of fundamentalism in Bangladesh, and the hypocritical silence of ongoing government on these facts. A premier has also been made of ‘Freethinking Apocalypse’ documentary, directed by Foring Camelia and assisted by D.M.S Sultan on last 11th April, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. […]
Guest Post: Sabbir Hossain
Bangladesh stared her journey as a secular country but the characteristics of secularism were never institutionally practiced; as a result Bangladesh is now on the verge of Islamists’ supremacy.
The plight of secular activists & writers ran from the very the beginning of Bangladesh. Poet Daud Haider had to leave Bangladesh due […]
I was honored to talk at the Harvard humanist Hub yesterday. The first part of the talk was very similar to the one I delivered in London for the Voltaire Lecture arranged by British Humanist Association, in 2015. In the second half of the talk, I tried to speak to the humanist community worldwide, […]