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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 […]

We must honour our dissenters: An interview with Maryam Namazie

In a personal conversation with Maryam Namzie I shared the story of Mukto-mona, discussed on key global issues what sort of future we envisage.

Click here to watch the interview

The Dysfunctional Majoritarianism

By: Tonoy Emroz

Dhaka international airport, the gateway of Bangladesh, each bright neon sign of this large modern structure is a constant reminder of our moral bankruptcy, political Islam and spreading root of communal majoritarianism into every element of the society.

How significant are the names Shah Jalal, Shah Paran, Shah Makhdum in terms of shaping our […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Bangladesh, Free Speech, Human Rights|0 Comments

Commemorating Niloy Neel: Perished by Al-Qaeda’s Sword, Immortal with the Pen.

Bangladesh, especially the secular progressive section of the country, is under attack by two extremely brutal Islamic terror organizations, namely Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Islamic State (IS). Both of these organizations belong to the Sunni sect and they adhere to tow different strategies to establish Islamic rule in Bangladesh. While IS can […]

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