Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 30

Arrest of MP Rony is an act of politics, not an act of love of media freedom

The past week has been crawling with media gimmicks by the Awami League, topping which are these two: 1. PM Sheikh Hasina cooking for her son on his birthday. This is being repeatedly shown as a testament to her motherly qualities in a bid to woo potential voters by portraying her as a loving mother and a …

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Jul 29

Shibir in Bangladesh Protest against Military Coup in Egypt

Bangladesh Islami Chatra Shibir in a statement has called for an immediate end to the massacre in Egypt and the reinstatement of Egypt’s democratically elected President Mohammad Morsi. Leaders of the student front called for the above at a procession held in the capital Dhaka. The large procession, led by Central Publicity Secretary Mizanur Rahman, …

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Jul 28

Egypt in the light of the massacre of the 27th of July

Calendars in Egypt will not only remember the 27th of July 2013 as the 19thday of Ramadan , they will also remember the day as the day the civilized world condoned a massacre of immense proportions; the day the world lost a little more of its humanity, with minimal fuss. Statistics of the Coup since …

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Jul 21

Odhikar has every reason not to trust the government of Bangladesh

On the 10th of July, the Ministry of Information sent a letter to the human rights organization Odhikar requesting a copy of fact finding report carried out by Odhikar on ‘Assembly of Hefazate Islam Bangladesh and Human Rights Violations’, citing the enthusiasm of the  government to make public the ‘real facts and actual number of …

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Jul 14

Debunking the Propaganda: Allama Shafi ‘viral’ video

I was inspired to write this article in response to a campaign that has surfaced recently in social media that has sought to target Hefazat chief Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi. The centre of all this furor is a video clip which various media describe as being “a recent YouTube video clip of Hefazat-e-Islam chief Shah …

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Jul 12

Analysis of the the Anti-quota movement: Shahbag is finally for the people

On Wednesday, the 10th of July, hundreds of Bangladesh Civil Service examinees began protests demanding an immediate cancellation of all sorts of quota in public service recruitment. Several hundred job-seekers who did not pass the 34th BCS preliminary exam had gathered in the Shahbagh crossing, blocking the roads passing through, till 10:00pm for more than …

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Jul 11

Cases against Limon withdrawn: The dirty political drama Behind

Photo Courtesy: New Age After two years, the government finally decided Tuesday to withdraw the two cases filed by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel against maimed college student Limon Hossain who hails from Jamaddarhat at Rajapur in Jhalakati. He was shot at by RAB personnel at a place near his house on March 23, 2011, …

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Jul 03

Shahbag spearheads cheap politics with dead BCL cadre Dip

A third-year student of mechanical engineering and BUET unit Chhatra League convening committee member, Arif Raihan Dip, died at about 4:00am in Square Hospitals in the capital on the 3rd of July 2013. He had been unconscious since he had been stabbed him in his room at the Kabi Nazrul Islam Hall on April 9. …

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