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Bangladesh: Do not legitimize Paedophilia

There is no room for argument, that the child marriage epidemic in Bangladesh is a concern for a leader as ambitious as Seikh Hasina, whose leadership is often praised and seen as pivotal for Bangladesh’s success in gender equality and in eradication of poverty.

At the July 2014 Girl Summit in London, she made a commitment […]

Racist Sayedul Hoque must be ousted

Citizens from all aspects of life and from every corner of the country along with several civil liberty groups have demanded ousting of the Fisheries and Livestock minister Sayedul Hoque for his racist comment hurled at the Hindus after the attack in Nasirnagar of Brahmanbaria district.

Defending the minister, as it is reported by the media […]

By |December 4th, 2016|Free Speech, Human Rights, Politics, Secularism, Society|2 Comments

Ensure constitutional protection for Rosraj

One of the finest legal brains of the nation Justice Samsuddin Chowdhury Manik has accused the district Magistrate of Brahmanbaria of depriving “Rasraj”, of his constitutional rights to defend.

Rasraj, whose Facebook posts allegedly inflicted the communal violence in Nasirnagar of eastern Bangladeshi district of Brahmanbaria, could not appoint a counsel, meaning he was denied his […]

A miscarriage of justice

A little over a year after being charged with assault and torture of 11-year old domestic worker Mahfuja Akhter Happy, cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife Nritto Shahadat are acquitted by judge Tanjila Ismail of a tribunal for prevention of women and children repression in Dhaka.

Happy was found in the street of Dhaka, crying, with […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Activism, Free Speech, Human Rights, Secularism, Women|0 Comments

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 […]

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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