Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 24

Charges framed against 24 Female Islamic activists: Why You Should be Alarmed

 A Dhaka court on the 16th of September framed charges against 24 female activists of Islami Chhatri Sangstha. They were arrested earlier at a raid on a house beside Shantipur Masjid in South Goran by Khilgaon thana police in Dhaka on 18th June, 2014.  Magistrate Md Ataul Haque of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court …

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Sep 23

Chatroleague attacks BUET student, sends him to jail for facebook post on Islamic greeting

A meritorious student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) was beaten by Chhatra League cadres, simply on the suspicion of being associated with Islamic student organization Bangladesh Islami Chatra Shibir (BICS). The same student was then handed over to Shahbag thana police, who arrested him and sent him to court under a case …

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Sep 22

Tree Plantation Drive 2014: “Terrorists” working for the environment?

The World Environment Day, celebrated every year on the 5th of June, is commemorated worldwide to raise awareness on environmental issues, especially conservation of the environment amid serious concerns due to the phenomenon of climate change. Taking into account the omnipresent vulnerable position of Bangladesh in light of rising sea levels and fast melting ice in …

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Sep 20

Literacy Day Bangladesh 2014: “Terrorists” imparting literacy?

Half a century ago, in 1965, the World Conference of Ministers on the Eradication of Illiteracy, adopted the concept of functional literacy.  This concept viewed literacy as a means for development, an integral part of the development process and not just an end in itself. Since then it has been accepted that literacy skills developed …

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Sep 19

Unjust Allama Sayedee Verdict, A Nation in Unrest

Allama Delwar Hussain Sayedee, a Naib-e-Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and one of the most prominent Islamic scholars in Bangladesh, was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on alleged charges of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 War of Independence. The Supreme Court commuted an earlier death sentence given by the special International …

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Sep 03

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance: The Bangladesh Chapter

August 30 is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance. The crime of enforced disappearance may be considered a way to create terror in society, when victims are picked up and never seen again; and where victim families are left in a maelstrom of fear, uncertainty and, in many cases economic crises. The …

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