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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

Shahjahan Bachchu: A martyr of free thoughts

“in recent years no other country of the world has recorded more hostility towards intellect than Bangladesh, not even Pakistan or Iran.” 

In a bid to silence the critical voices of the country, yet another name has been added to our very own ever-growing list of Martyrs of free thoughts.

The tragic murder of poet and publisher […]

By |June 12th, 2018|bangalee freethinker, Bangladesh, Mukto-Mona, Society|0 Comments

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

FFRF announces memorial award on third anniversary of Avijit Roy’s assassination

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce, on the third anniversary of the assassination of Avijit Roy, the creation of an annual award in his name. Roy, the Bangladesh-American writer and atheist, died at the hands of militant Islamists on the streets of Dhaka.

Avijit Roy initiated a new movement in free and rational […]

Hedenius Prize 2017 goes to blogger Shamima Aktar

This year’s Hedenius Prize is awarded to Shamima Aktar for her work for women’s rights and integration, as well as as representative of secular bloggers and activists forced to fly to Sweden from Bangladesh.

Shamima Aktar (Shamima Mitu) is awarded the 2017 Hedenius Prize for her work for women’s rights in Bangladesh and Sweden. She is […]

Shouldn’t Rajshahi University be sued for discrimination against non-Muslim students?

Recently there has been a storm of protest in the social media against a question on a test for admission to Rajshahi University in Bangladesh. The participants in the protests are mostly Bangladeshis at home and abroad.

Here is a copy of a part of the test, courtesy of bdnews24.com

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While many of the questions are worthless […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Bangladesh, Mukto-Mona, Religion, Society, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Avijit Roy: The Gadfly voice of reason

Avijit Roy(1972-2015) was a voice of reason in an age when people boast of their ignorance and lies are claimed as alternatives to universal truths. A software engineer by profession and a writer by passion Avijit Roy was a leading Bangladeshi-American human rights activist, author and a pioneer in Bengali free-thought movement.

The country of […]

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