If you ask ‘us’ who was Avijit Roy, we say that he was a true ‘Mukto Mona’. If you ask ‘them’ the same question the reply will be that he was anti-Islam. So, from ‘their’ perspective Islamic (?) Republic of Bangladesh does not have any moral authority to punish the assassins of Avijit. To them, […]
In response to my very brief post (written in utmost grief) “Chhi Chhi” of 27th February 2015 in this blog following the gruesome murder of Avijit Roy, one Huseyin Rahmi Guner commented “ … If anyone slew a person unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land it would be as […]
Some brain-dead Islamist bigots have murdered Avijit in Dhaka yesterday. I have no word to condemn this heinous crime perpetuated by these Islamist cowards. When such Islamist cowards failed in intellectual discourse with avijit and when they found that their dogma has been proved hollow by Avijit, they settled the score by murdering him. I […]
In an obscure corner of Russia, a local court banned “Geeta” (the famous Hindu Religious Book) last year for being a book which describes and promotes violence. The members of RSS and similar Hindu organizations in India became vocal with protests against that court verdict. But as the said court was far away, Indian Hindu […]
Following the tragic massacre of school children in Pakistan on 16.12.2014, the establishment is showing knee jerk reactions. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has labeled the untimely death of students as his personal loss and strongly spoke for withdrawing moratorium on death sentence and pressed for capital punishment of 55 terrorists whose hanging was withheld earlier. […]
Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the young Bengali Muslim ‘laptop Jihadi’ from Kolkata was arrested in Bangalore (India) a couple of days back. Mehdi was working in an MNC there. He comes from a middle class family and has a bachelor degree in electronics. Mekhail Biswas, father of Mehdi, quite reasonably, doubted that it could be a […]
The article under above title written by M J Akbar & published in The Times of India on 7th December 2014 is copied and pasted below. The visitors may find the contents interesting.
As the debate continues to swirl around secularism, albeit with ebbing intensity, but still provoking a loose nerve or two, an intriguing question […]