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Price for freedom

Today is Avijit Roy’s 46th birthday.

This day, instead of celebration, has now become a reminder of challenges that are faced by secular humanist writers in today’s Bangladesh.

Until his last breath, Avijit, an engineer as well as a writer and a social activist, promoted human rights, rationality, and most importantly, dared to dream to transform a […]

By |September 12th, 2018|Human Rights, Mukto-Mona, 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 […]

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 […]

A matter of equality

Equal rights for women are guaranteed by our constitution, no matter what some may say

Humanity has progressed to a stage where equality is a barometer of civilization.

Considering the barriers they have had to overcome, the response to this new worldview by Bangladeshi women has been grand. Our women, like the rest of the world, are […]

By |February 13th, 2018|Human Rights, Politics, Religion, Secularism, Society, Women|0 Comments

State needs to stand up against the bully

By: Paplu Bangali

Will Bangladesh government be protecting those who have burned and vandalized Hindu houses in Horkoli Thakurpara village of Rangpur district today (Nov 10, 2017) similar to other miscreants who have not been punished by the law?

October the 30th, 2016, hundreds of people gathered in Brahmanbaria district in eastern Bangladesh to protest a Facebook […]

By |December 17th, 2017|Bangladesh, Human Rights, Religion, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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