Tag Archive: Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre

Nov 22

Bangladesh Fish Fry Release Initiative 2014: “Terrorists” saving the environment?

Many of us may have heard of the celebration of the annual “Fish fry release initiative” in Bangladesh a few days back. In light of a two pronged need, the release of fish fry into local water bodies has been long practiced as a double bonus begetting initiative, especially more so in the context of …

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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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Mar 10

The Real Terrorists in Bangladesh

In a blitzkrieg of a remark, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan defended the security forces on Saturday, at a dialogue organised by the BBC Bengali Service in Dhaka nonetheless. In response to BNP Vice Chairman Hafizuddin Ahmed’s question: “Isn’t the basic right of a man to live is denied by the crossfire?”, the minister replied: “Of …

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Mar 01

The IHS Jane’s Shibir mania. Just how justified is it?

In a press release entitled, “Global Terrorism & Insurgency Attacks Rapidly Increase in Five Years”, according to IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, Bangladesh Islami Chatra Shibir was ranked 3rd among the most active “non state armed groups”. The list compiled was shown as follows: 1. Barisan Revolusi Nasional (Thailand) 2. Taliban 3. Islami Chhatra Shibir …

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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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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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May 18

Bangladesh Police detain 19 yr old Waseema for possession of Islamic literature

Shocking are the reports emanating from Bangladesh. Here is translated news piece that set me seething,  ” A court at Rajshahi in Bangladesh sent a man and his 19 year old daughter to prison as it set a date for hearing against a police prayer for 10 days and 7 days remand respectively on charges …

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