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India’s Humane Law – Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019

India has recently amended its Citizenship Act of 1955 to include clauses whereby Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who entered India illegally on or before the 31st of December, 2014, will not be treated as illegal immigrants; and they will be entitled to be citizens of India.

This act […]

Professor Ajoy Roy – A profile in patriotism, human rights, and science

By: Jahed Ahmed

Ajoy Roy has worn many hats throughout his life—as a bright scientist; professor of physics; human rights and secular activist; author; and perhaps, most significant of all, as a valiant freedom fighter. It is indeed hard to come up with an example of a Bangladeshi as decorated as Prof Roy. To sum up, […]

Save tribal homes from corporate greed

In the late 70s when the Bengali hordes set feet on the hill, they saw themselves as the conquistadors, conquering both the land and the people who lived there for the newly formed nation. In many respects, they didn’t even discriminate between land and home. Everything was obtainable.

The Constitution of Bangladesh commands in Article 23A, […]

By |August 10th, 2019|Human Rights, Politics, Society|1 Comment

A phone call

As I was having lunch, sitting alone at the dining table, my phone rang and vibrated. So, I took the phone out of my pocket and glanced at the screen. It was her. I cut the call, thinking I would call her after lunch and put the phone on the table. Right away, the phone […]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Literature, Love|1 Comment

Pain

Returning from school, Russel noticed a strange girl sweeping the yard. He learned from his mother the girl was his maternal cousin’s newlywed wife. His cousin would fly back to the middle east in a few days after a three-month vacation; Therefore, they paid a visit. Russel had attended their marriage ceremony held a month […]

By |June 30th, 2019|Literature, Women|0 Comments

Is Michael Chakma still alive? We need an answer

In a functional democracy, where basic human rights such as holding a political opinion were more than just lip service, the disappearance of a frontline defender of the ethnic people of the Hill would have generated a political shock wave, drastic action, and even solidarity.

But in Bangladesh, after months of the incident, all we have […]

By |June 27th, 2019|Activism, Bangladesh, Human Rights, Politics, Society|1 Comment

The guilt

The batsman hit a six, and the ball landed on a nearby tin-shed house. And Nishat, a fielder, chased the ball. As he was casting around for the ball in the yard, the woman emerged from the room, wearing a sleeveless top. Though the woman was his friend’s mother, his friend was living in his […]

By |June 20th, 2019|Literature|0 Comments
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