Asma Jahangir envisioned Pakistan as a pluralist nation-state where democratic power structure is the basis of the federation.
While the ruling AL party say the verdict against Zia proves no one can get away with corruption, BNP say it is a plot to keep her out of the national elections later this year.
As Hasina kicks off poll campaign, BNP accuses Awami League of ‘political vendetta’, threatens to take to the streets if Zia is convicted on February 8.
What caused the Pakistani state to be so aggressive in 1971?
The move came after The Wire published an article on the role of Bangladesh’s military intelligence agency in the illegal pick-up and detention of academic Mubashar Hasan.
Recording of Bangladesh Paramilitary Officer Lifts Lid on Extra-Judicial Killings and Disappearances
“Everyone is not an expert on forced disappearances. We have to make sure no clue is left behind,” the Rapid Action Battalion officer has been quoted as saying.
On the day Pakistan surrendered to India at Dhaka, Bangladesh’s foreign minister-in-exile advised Baloch, Pakhtoon and Sindhi nationalists to launch a joint liberation struggle against Pakistan with Indian help.
There have been a number of communal attacks across the country, but the state has either been in denial or complicit. Where do people look for justice?
Research into banks’ charitable activities shows a strong interest in disclosing donations made the the ruling family’s causes.
Khan’s “house arrest” came on the back of his vow to lock down the capital on Wednesday to try to force Nawaz Sharif to quit because of corruption allegations.
If the three men secretly picked up and detained by the Bangladesh government are released it won’t have anything to do with the demands being made by opposition and civil society.
Former prime minister Moudud Ahmed discusses Bangladeshi electoral politics, the threat from ISIS, and diplomatic ties with India and China.
Ghose leaves a legacy for the foreign service in which she served with such distinction: of integrity, of moral courage, of uncompromising intellectual honesty.
The Dhaka terrorist attack happened within an overall environment of breakdown of governance and law enforcement. Unless we focus there, we will never start to mend the structure within which such events play out.
Instead of blaming the ruling government, the BNP-Jamaat should join hands to fight the rising radicalism in Bangladesh.
People have been arrested simply because they belong to rival political parties, without evidence that they have committed any offences. This is the real link that ties the post-election violence in 2015 and the alleged ‘plot to kill’ the prime minister’s son.
Islamic militant groups have re-organised themselves in the context of the new realities of social media, deep political divisions within the country and the demands of global jihadist organisations.
Unchecked Islamist violence is also harming Bangladesh’s liberal democratic credentials. The government must act without delay to curb such violent fanaticism. Bangladesh has been experiencing a spurt in Islamist violence with at least ten bloggers, rights activists, secular writers, liberal intellectuals and publishers brutally murdered over the past […]
US Department of Justice documents reveal that Rizve Ahmed was also seeking Robert Lustyik’s help in getting “charges dropped” against an opposition politician, thought to be BNP leader Tarique Rahman.
The protestors claim the Chinese-backed power plant in Chittagong will cause damage to villagers’ homes and the environment.
It is to the NDA government’s credit that a new consensus has been forged withing India on its relations with Bangladesh, even though Manmohan Singh’s team did all the heavy lifting in settling the difficult bilateral issues.
The curious case of a Bangladeshi opposition leader whose sudden and mysterious arrival in Shillong raises difficult questions for both Dhaka and New Delhi.