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Why should Bangladesh have Ombudsman institution?

‘At the heart of the theory of democracy rests a cardinal premise: Dignity of the representatives and rights of the citizens.’

In 1991 at the very beginning of the democratic journey it has been recorded that 44% of the total population of Bangladesh lived in poverty, and today Bangladesh has successfully graduated from the LDC rank.

This […]

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 […]

The Most Intractable Problem of the USA

The President weeps after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

A 52 years old stay-at-home mother in a very low-crime peaceful town called Newtown in Connecticut is a gun-enthusiast! She loves guns and shooting! She has at least 5 guns at home. She also has a mentally handicapped son, 20 years of age. One day, that […]

By |March 25th, 2018|Freethinking, International, Mukto-Mona, Politics|0 Comments

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

Attack on Professor Muhammad Zafar Iqbal

Yesterday, there was an attempt on the life of Professor Muhammad Zafar Iqbal who is a leading intellectual in Bangladesh, . The assassin was standing behind Prof. Iqbal when he was overseeing a robotics meet at Sylhet’s Shah Jalal Engineering and Technology University. The attacker managed to stab him in the head with a dagger. […]

By |March 4th, 2018|bangalee freethinker|1 Comment

Avijit Roy and My Sense of Responsibility

Jibon Ahmed
(Jibon Ahmed, a photo-journalist helped Avijit Roy and Bonya Ahmed to get to a hospital after the attack. Translated from original Bengali published in Purboposchim http://pbd.news/open-views/38794/অভিজিৎ-রায়-ও-আমার-দায়িত্ববোধ)

Three years went by with little notice. During these years, I have spent many sleepless terror-filled nights. This fear will chase me around as long as I live. I […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Avijit Roy|2 Comments

Avijit Roy’s Campo de Fiori

It was a matter of bad luck that Giordano Bruno found himself back in his birth-land, Italy, after years of work and wanderings in France, England and Germany. It was his Venetian host Giovanni Moncenigo who denounced him to the Catholic inquisitors and after seven years of trail and imprisonment he was burned at the […]

By |February 26th, 2018|Avijit Roy|1 Comment
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