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We need to defend our freedom

“It criminalizes honest people — journalists, rights campaigners, social activists — just for delivering on their commitment to society. ”

 

If we have learned anything from the sufferings endured by journalists like Prabir Sikdar and Abdul Latif Moral under Section 57 of the ICT Act, we would certainly know that when a law is made, it […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Activism, Human Rights, Politics, Society|0 Comments

In a world of ideas

“The 2,400-year-old fight for free speech”

The man who stood for freedom.” That’s how Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been branded by the world of academia.

But what, precisely, is this freedom that puts Ai Weiwei at the centre of attention of scholars from across the world?

The ancient root of this struggle can be traced back to […]

Justice for our brave little heroes

Parents and guardians from all across the nation pressed concerns as yet another brutal assault has been carried out by BCL men. This time on school students.

But a reasonable response from Awami League or BCL is something we are yet to witness.

If you put aside your partisan identity for a minute and retain the moral […]

By |August 6th, 2018|Activism, Bangladesh, Human Rights, Politics, Society|0 Comments

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 […]

Where did it all go so wrong?

“It’s a systematic prolonged campaign of hate, threats of violence, and division based on religious identity”

Shocked by the reports of yet another atrocity committed against a Hindu community by a mob of 20,000 Muslim men of neighboring villages, with whom for generations they have shared good and bad times, I thought of a famous quote […]

We cannot support oppression

Why should it be different for individuals of a sexual minority?

Soon after the spreading out of the news, that Bangladesh has sided with twelve other member states, most of which are considered as oppressive regimes including Donald Trump’s America, to vote against a UN resolution condemning capital punishment for homosexuality, I have received a call […]

We need to talk about Myanmar

Without proper support for the Rohingya, the world risks a humanitarian catastrophe.
As one of the most blatant acts of ethnic cleansing the world has witnessed in recent times is currently unfolding in Myanmar, the 72nd annual meeting of the UN General Assembly, with the theme of “Focusing on people: Striving for peace and a decent […]

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