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For the Poor Boy Who Was Born in a Wrong Place

I am feeling sick looking at the face of the poor boy from Sylhet, Bangladesh, who was beaten to death on July 8, 2015.

Four adult criminals are committing such a horrendous act so coolly, with one of them filming the video. The 13 year old, Samiul Alam Rajan, was accused of stealing a three-wheeler rickshaw […]

Marriage equality in Bangladesh

Last month, the United States Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states of the Union, and the District of Columbia, adding the United States to the list of nearly two dozen countries, mostly in Europe and the Americas, that recognize marriage between a man and a man, and between a woman and a woman. The decision, which is nothing short of historic, made waves around the globe, including in Bangladesh, and is a cause for celebration for everybody who believes in equal human dignity. […]

By |July 9th, 2015|Bangladesh, Human Rights, Religion, Society|1 Comment

Voltaire Lecture 2015: ‘Fighting machetes with pens’

The transcript of Voltaire Lecture 2015 by Rafida Ahmed Bonya

Hi Everybody,

I would like to thank British Humanist Association, such a historical and prestigious organization, for giving me the chance to speak with you.

My late-husband, Dr. Avijit Roy and I were Bangladeshi-American citizens and Humanists, and we are the recent victims of Islamic […]

Islamists and Bangladesh

An Islamist lives in this world to go to ‘Bahist’ in life hereafter. Allah has sent him to this world only to praise and propagate HIM. Islamist’s main duty in this world is to praise Allah and adopt the millennium old culture of Arabia. He is obliged to try hard to convert all non-believers to […]

WILL YOU CARE TO RESPOND PLEASE?

Vadodara and Ahmedabad (India) recently faced two tragic incidences of immense social implications. These incidences may be isolated in nature but give insights in to the prevailing social milieu.

In the first incidence, one 22 years old woman bludgeoned her husband to death with a hammer. The woman delivered a baby just 10 days ago. […]

By |April 25th, 2015|Activism, Culture, India, Religion, Society|5 Comments

Regionalism

One evening, on a busy highway in Dhaka city a lot of buses with many passengers on it and cars with a few people were running up and down to their destinies. All of a sudden, a bus pushed at the back side of another bus, but not very hard because the bus driver was […]

By |April 10th, 2015|Literature, Society|0 Comments

TO THE MACHETES WIELDING MURDERERS OF AVIJIT AND BABU

I am placing some oft repeated questions before the murderers of Avijit and Babu and the supporters of those murderers. I hope that instead of using machetes they will use keyboard this time to answer the questions. It appears that the Bangladeshi Islamists are not capable to take part in any intellectual discourse pertaining to […]

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