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About Mohsin Siddique

Mukto-Mona blogger. My writings are archived on: About me: My grandfather (father’s side), Ismail Patwari was a Sanskrit teacher in schools near his village Khajuria, Comilla, and was popularly known as Ismail Pandit. A secular man, he was a lifelong supporter of the Indian National Congress, and was opposed to the creation of Pakistan. In his honor, my younger brother Dr. Kamal Siddiqui established a public library in the village. In 2012, I provided Tk. 400,000/- to Dhaka University and established the Ismail Pandit Memorial Fund for Sanskrit Education, which will award two prizes to the students graduating with B.A. (honors) in Sanskrit from the university: a Tk20,000 first prize and a Tk10,000 second prize.

Bangladesh Must Stop its Descent into ISIS Hell!

Early steps towards a theocracy: Changes in the Constitution of Bangladesh

1972 Constitution
Preamble – Pledging that the high ideals of nationalism, socialism, democracy and secularism, which inspired our heroic people to dedicate themselves to, and our brave martyrs to sacrifice their lives in, the national liberation struggle, shall be the fundamental principles of the Constitution-
Article […]

It is in outrage….

1. It is in outrage, deep frustration and on the verge of losing it I note the capitulation of the political leadership of Bangladesh to the ignorant, obscurantist, reactionary cabal of so called Islamic leaders, who are actually corrupt, immoral, deviant political hucksters.
2. To a large extent, it is also the fault of the […]

In the Time of the Assassins

It cannot be said that the activists dedicated to turning countries like Bangladesh into Islamic theocracies kept their intent a secret. In the latest incarnation of the Wahhabi-inspired mission, not too long ago ISL (Islamic State of the Levant) announced appointment of their leadership for the Indian subcontinent, including Bangladesh. What is a bit surprising […]

By |July 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Slow Demise of Democracy?

“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson
If it is introduced in the Parliament, the proposed legislation to ban criticism of the Liberation War, the martyrs, etc., will be yet another sign that democracy is marching towards slow death in Bangladesh. Both issues are of great emotional interest to most people in […]

Bangladesh: the Killing Field

In the Killing Field that Bangladesh has become, brutal assassination of Faisal Arefin Dipan, and attempted murder of Ahmed Rashid Tutil, Ronom Dipam Basu and Tareq Rahim, as heart-breaking and depressing as it is, it is not surprising; and less so is the reaction of Dipan’s father, who has, as reported by the media, refused […]

A Note on Peter Custers

My younger sister called the other night to tell me that journalist Peter Custers, familiar in Bangladesh, died of a heart attack. I had no contact with him for over 43 years, but occasionally bits of information came through the proverbial grape-vine that he is still involved in Bangladesh’s (and other places’?) radical politics. I […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Bangladesh, India, International, Personality, Politics|4 Comments

Killing of Niloy Chatterjee

If we knew what we know now about what was going on prior to Niloy Chatterjee’s killing, we could probably predict this would happen – perhaps even the means and methods of it. For those who are sincerely thinking about eradicating this problem – and I am convinced that there are many in power, who […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Human Rights, Politics, Religion, Society|3 Comments
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