Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 25

Chatra League: Embodying terrorism en masse

UNB reported that two people, including an 8 year old boy, were killed and another person was injured during a gunfight between armed cadres of the Jubo League and Bangladesh Chhatra League over dropping a tender for three development projects of Bangladesh Railway East Zone headquarters, CRB Bhaban, under Kotwali Police Station at around 11:45am. …

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Jun 21

Slandering the Sheikh Dynasty: The Greater Crime

In Bangladesh, it’s a greater crime to speak out against the family of the ruling party Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina than to blaspheme against Prophet Mohammad (SAW). Shocking as it sounds, events throughout the past few years bear witness to that. The most recent event is as follows, Judging an obscure remark Vs a seasoned …

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Jun 13

BSF Killings, the culture of impunity continues

Pankaj Saran, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, Wednesday claimed that no incident of killing took place on Bangladesh-India border in the last six months. On being reminded that two Bangladeshis had been killed today, he replied that “I confess that a couple of killings took place on the border despite India’s carefulness in this …

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Jun 07

Lailat al Mi’raj: The scenario in Bangladesh on the 6th of June, 2013

Lailat al Mi’raj was observed on Thursday night, the 6th of June in Bangladesh. Before I proceed onto speaking my mind, let us view some facts.    Lailat al Mi’raj (Arabic: لیلة المعراج‎, Lailätu ‘l-Mi‘rāğ), also known as Shab-e-Mi’raj (Persian: شب معراج‎, Šab-e Mi’râj) in Iran, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, and Miraç Kandili in Turkish …

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Jun 06

In Bangladesh, Islamic artists are subject to oppression too

A Dhaka court on the 5th of June granted 1 day remand against a police prayer for 10 days for Moshiur Rahman, well known nasheed singer. Naya Diganta reported that remand had been sought for a vandalism case filed at Ramna police station. The court also heard prayers of remand for four other cases filed …

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Jun 01

How the Daily Star viewed the remand of Babunagari: The missing parts

The Daily Star never fails to surprise me with its diabolical brand of journalism that so nakedly emanates hatred; hatred of anything not relating to their version of events, especially in the field of religion. Past articles have unashamedly labeled members of political parties calling for realization of Islam in all spheres of life as …

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