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Bangladesh, Headline »

[19 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]

Bangladesh is once again in political turmoil. Main Opposition leader and former prime minister, Khaleda Zia has started a campaign demanding mid-term election saying that the present Awami League (AL) led Grand Alliance government of her bitter rival Sheik Hasina has failed the people.  She raised this demand as soon as the High Court dismissed her appeal against the government notice asking her to vacate her cantonment house and cancelled the extension of her son Arafat Rahman Koko’s parole.
In parliamentary democracy treasury benches and the opposition have equal responsibility to …

Bangladesh, Featured, Hindus »

[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

By Afsan Chowdhury  in Dhaka Courier
This year, Durga Puja in Bangladesh was one of the more violent ones as mandaps all over the country faced various forms of violence and intimidation. Although the Prime Minister thanked law enforcement agencies for ensuring a peaceful environment, the facts seem otherwise. Her statement that everyone in Bangladesh is at liberty to practice their own religion, rings hollow. Six cops were suspended in Sunamganj for attacking Hindu devotees at a Puja celebration. Another police sub-inspector was withdrawn for burning a festoon bearing an image …