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Palestinian Homeland – How Much Blood to Shed?

By Shazzad Khan

It has been quite astonishing to hear recently from the Saudi crown prince that Israel has the ‘right’ to live in peace on ‘its land’! His comment coincided when Israeli troops killed 16 Palestinians and injured more than 1000, while they (Palestinians) were observing their Land Day just four days ago. In […]

Times of India Interview: Might is right is the only language we have reverted to as a society: Rafida Bonya Ahmed

Link to the news article: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/might-is-right-is-the-only-language-we-have-reverted-to-as-a-society-rafida-bonya-ahmed/articleshow/63260016.cms

KOLKATA: Three years is a long, long time. Or perhaps, it isn’t since some wounds are perpetually raw. The compulsion to move on only forces the scars to be hidden under the carapaces of scabbed-over sensibilities.
Avijit Roy – a prominent secularist and atheist – had earned his share of friends […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can Bangladesh remain secular?

For generations Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and other religious followers as well as, dare I say, agnostics and atheists had been living together in India in relative harmony and without major conflicts, until the creation of Pakistan in 1947 (and thence Bangladesh in 1971). The very essence of Pakistan, within the realm of Two Nation […]

By |February 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Hague Freedom Book Fair 2018

The Freedom Book Fair, 21 – 25 February 2018, is a five-day event centred on freedom of expression and is much more than just a book fair. There will be various activities over the course of the five days, such as book presentations, cultural evenings, movie screenings and panel discussions. The Book Fair is a […]

By |February 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Harbingers of a Bygone Utopia

Hizb ut-Tahrir stands out from the myriad of pan-Islamic political organisations for its fundamentally consistent methodology, its neutral stance on the issue of sectarian conflicts in Islam and its explicit refusal to the use of violence. As a global Islamic movement, Tahrir seeks an intellectual revival across the Islamic world in its aim of establishing […]

State needs to stand up against the bully

By: Paplu Bangali

Will Bangladesh government be protecting those who have burned and vandalized Hindu houses in Horkoli Thakurpara village of Rangpur district today (Nov 10, 2017) similar to other miscreants who have not been punished by the law?

October the 30th, 2016, hundreds of people gathered in Brahmanbaria district in eastern Bangladesh to protest a Facebook […]

By |December 17th, 2017|Bangladesh, Human Rights, Religion, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shouldn’t Rajshahi University be sued for discrimination against non-Muslim students?

Recently there has been a storm of protest in the social media against a question on a test for admission to Rajshahi University in Bangladesh. The participants in the protests are mostly Bangladeshis at home and abroad.

Here is a copy of a part of the test, courtesy of bdnews24.com

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While many of the questions are worthless […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Bangladesh, Mukto-Mona, Religion, Society, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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