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Are they human-being?

Taslima Nasrin A girl named Puja have been raped in Bangladesh. Puja is only five years old. Saiful Islam, a 42 years old man and father of four children raped this five years old baby girl. This abuse has been happend at Parvatipur of Dinajpur. The child called that man 'Baro Baba'(Father's elder brother). He was neighbouring. May be the girl was playmate of daughters of Saiful Islam. As far I know, 70% of child raping...
 
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Obama snubbed at Hangzhou and Kerry paid respect at Dhanmondi

Arun Kumar Goswami: The phrase, ‘nothing just happens’ is the scientific basis of reasoning in the analysis of politics, be it domestic or international. That means without any cause or causes nothing happens elsewhere in politics.  In line with this argument there have been curious queries about John Kerry’s visit to Bangabandhu’s residence and diplomatic snub to Barack Obama after the US president was...
 
 
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JAMMU AND KASHMIR : INSTIGATED UNREST

Deepak Zazia ||  from J&K Some people have been using deaths of terrorists as an instrument of showcasing strength in the Kashmir valley. This scripted strategy supported by internal and external forces is aimed at derailing the process of peace and development. Exposing such elements and strengthening the nationalist voices is the biggest challenge before the State and Centre. Amid widespread violent protests, arsons...
 

Zakir Naik : Preacher Or Predator

Sultan Shahin || What makes Zakir Naik so dangerous? How does he encourage terrorism, and why should Muslim Ulema confront him? “If Osama bin Laden is fighting the enemies of Islam, I’m for him. If he is terrorising America, the terrorist, biggest terrorist, I’m with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist. The thing is that if he is terrorising the terrorist, he is following Islam. Whether he is or not, I don’t...
 
 
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The Hymn of Religion

Proshanta Kumar Roy:: The present world has entered into the age of extreme dependence on science. Several kinds of improvements have been accomplished in this sector.  We are enjoying the latest contribution of science in our day to day life.  Yet the religion is still playing a vital role as the identity of human being. In some cases it becomes more important than the national identity.  A large number of people in...
 
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Ranjit Kumar Biswas: A man dedicated to cultural development

Zahangir Alom|| Ranjit Kumar Biswas, the former senior secretary to the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, passed away in Chittagong on June 23. He was 60. He was found dead in his room at the Chittagong Circuit House at about 5:30pm, where had gone to attend a family programme. Ranjit is survived by his wife and a daughter. Dr. Ranjit Kumar Biswas, ndc, was a highly cultured personality. He was a fine elocutionist, an avid art...
 
 
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When the Santhals rebelled

Moyukh Mahtab || “It was not war; they did not understand yielding. As long as their national drum beat, the whole party would stand, and allow themselves to be shot down. Their arrows often killed our men, and so we had to fire on them as long as they stood. When their drum ceased, they would move off a quarter of a mile; then their drums beat again, and they calmly stood till we came up and poured a few volleys into them. There was...
 
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Can Bangladesh afford to pay no heed the Hindu Ummah?: Afsan Chowdhury

The killing spree in Bangladesh, considered to be driven by Islamists, has taken a new turn recently. Once, it was considered a US based conspiracy to interfere in Bangladesh matters. But the matter has directly involved the Indians now, making it an international problem.  While Bangladesh is trying to strengthen its “Islamic Ummah” credentials by offering to send troops to assist Saudi Arabia to protect Islamic holy...
 
 
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Pros and cons of the history of Six Points and June 1966

Syed Badrul Ahsan।। Once again it is June in our lives. Once again it is time to revisit history. In the moving chronicles of history, there arise certain defining moments in the evolution of nations. In Bangladesh’s case, such a moment came on February 5, 1966, when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, general secretary of the Awami League, revealed in Lahore a broad-ranging formula for regional autonomy for the federating provinces...
 
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"What is democracy, If our democracy could talk, what would it say"?

Sushmita S. Preetha।। Does our democracy bleed when 12 people are killed in just one phase of UP elections? Does it reek of half-rotten flesh of the masses, of mouldy dreams and broken promises? Does it feel ashamed, weary, angry, when, in its name, school children are shot dead, and youth tortured, in broad daylight, shamelessly, unapologetically, with impunity? When, in its name, more than a hundred are reportedly killed in the...
 
 
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Bangladesh reaching towards mono-culture of “purity” trend

Atiqur Rahman।। In recent years Bangladesh turned into the hub of Islamic fundamentalism; seriously threatening its previous entity and established neighbor Pakistan, Maldives or Afghanistan in such business. The growth of fundamentalism in a country does not happen in overnight. It takes long process, political corruption, political dating with religion and try to be in power by hook or crook.  The world has seen the...
 
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Radical BNP & jihadist mindset

Smriti Sen Gupta || Mendi N Safadi, member of Israeli Likud Party & Chief of International Diplomacy and Public Relations is now a name that has suddenly grabbed spotlight of Bangladeshi media. He is portrayed as ‘an official’ of Mossad who hatched conspiracy with a leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), sitting in New Delhi, India, to unseat the government of Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh. This conspiracy theory...
 
 
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Minorities’ persecutions perspectives from ending British regime to now

Birendra Nath Adhikary।। Historically, in specific, starting from the ending of British regime in the Indian sub-continent, the geographical part of present Bangladesh has become a fertile land of persecution on the religious minorities. The proposition of independence in early 40s of the Indian sub-continent based on 2-nation theory was the blander most to make this land ever vulnerable of communal incidents between people of...
 
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Murder of Nikhil Joarder : Four points to ponder

Ali Riaz || The brutal killing of Nikhil Chandra Joarder on Saturday is yet to draw much attention of the international media, or engender an outrage in the social media, particularly compared to previous murders in Bangladesh. The modus operandi of the attack and killing is identical to the spate of killings perpetrated in the past months. The IS has claimed responsibility for the killing via Twitter according to media. The...
 
 
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Minorities are no longer safe under Awami League’s rule

 nivritchari # There is a myth about Bangladesh Awami League that it is a party that adores secularism. There is a yawning gap between this perception and the reality. In fact it is the party under which members of minority community always face discrimination, torture and persecution. Some members of the minority do get privileged position as an eyewash but minority at large become subject of persecution, torture, land and...
 
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The Politics of Bangladesh’s Genocide Debate

DAVID BERGMAN || In 1971, Bengali nationalists and the people of what was then called East Pakistan waged a war of independence against the Pakistani Army. The conflict culminated in the birth of a new nation, Bangladesh. The war, which lasted nine months, was a brutal one: Depending on the source, some 300,000 to three million people were killed, and millions were displaced. There is no question that there were many atrocities,...
 
 
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'Hindus, Christians, Shia Muslims are under attack every day in Pakistan'

M A Notezai || Farahnaz Ispahani is a well-known Pakistani writer based in Washington, D.C. She has recently authored a book, Purifying the Land of the Pure: Pakistan’s Religious Minorities. In 2013-2014, she served as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 2012, she was listed among Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, as well as Newsweek Pakistan’s Top 100...
 
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49 Million Hindus Missing From Bangladesh

Dr. Sachi Ghosh Dastidar #  Dr. Sachi Ghosh Dastidar’s book Empire’s Last Casualty: Indian Subcontinent’s Vanishing Hindu and Other Minorities a study of effects of religious communalism on a pluralistic, tolerant, multi-religious society. It focuses on the loss of indigenous, Hindu population from die land of their ancestors; and on changes brought about since a multi-religious progressive region of Colonial British...
 
 
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Diminishing Hindu Population in Bangladesh from the Perspective of Ethnic Cleansing: A Conscious Unawareness?

Samir Kalra || “The dead, it is said, do not live to tell the tale, but this is not true in ethnic cleansing. The dead do tell the tale; it is the living who are reluctant to speak.“ – Horowitz, 2001. A bitter fact in today’s Bangladesh is that the Hindu population is dying out. The narrative that describes the vanishing Hindu minority, which once comprised 31% of the population in 1947 and dwindled to a meager...
 
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Bengali Hindus in Muslim-majority Bangladesh

GARGA CHATTERJEE || The ‘Partition’ was swift and vicious in the Punjabs and Sindh where religious minorities have ceased to exist for all practical purposes. This is not so in the Bengals, where many still live on their ancestral land Few moments in the past century have evoked as much hope in its stakeholders as the emergence of the secular nation-state of Bangladesh in the eastern part of the subcontinent. That nation is...
 
 
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Banglastan: Do Hindus Have A Future In Bangladesh?

 PALASH GHOSH || In the wake of chaotic and disputed parliamentary elections in early January, the Hindu minority in Bangladesh finds itself in an increasingly perilous position in a country where they are overwhelmingly outnumbered by Muslims. Before the Jan. 5 parliamentary election, police arrested dozens of activists affiliated with the Jamaat-e-Islami (J-e-I) Muslim fundamentalist party as well as the right-wing opposition...
 
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Bangladesh ‘Minority’ torture report-January, 2016

Dana Barua ||  Bangladeshi minorities are continuously living under anxiety and insecurity. Their lands are grabbed, woman and girls are raped, frequently forced to convert their religions, temples are being demolished,  idols vandalized, houses burnt, people murdered, kidnapped, threatened for extortions, businesses are being looted or extorted. In consequence, minorities are being forced for an...
 
 
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Shivaji Build a new Hindu nation

In her fiery speech in Parliament, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani has focussed the nation’s collective attention on how the Congress and their leftist collaborators are responsible for teaching distorted history to school children. For instance, Shivaji, one of the greatest Indian rulers, is shown in a negative light. Irani quotes from a book for primary schoolchildren: “When we teach Shivaji versus...
 
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Purnima Sheel Vs Malala Yousufzai

Chandan Sarkar।। It is our pleasure that the Ms Malala Yousufzai 17 year’s old Pakistani girl received the Nobel prize for the peace 2014. She is a Pakistani activist for female educationalist and youngest-ever Nobel Prize recipient along with Indian child activist’s kailash Satyarthi is an Indian children’s rights advocate and an activist against child labour. Mr Kailash founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan in 1980 and...
 
 
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A Year of Violence against Journalist

Chandan Sarkar।। The year 2015 witnessed an alarming number incidence of violence against journalists in Bangladesh. The violence includes treat, harassment, physical assault, arrest, torture, bomb attack and even killing by police, political bodies of party in office and the oppositions. One of the much talked about incident was the arrest and remand of veteran journalist Probir Shikder on August 2015 due to write against an...
 
 

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