Afsan Chowdhury: Do we really care about Felani?

Posters protesting border killings showing the Felani's dead body. Source: Dhaka Tribune.

Posters protesting border killings showing Felani’s dead body. Source: Dhaka Tribune.

Do we really care about Felani?

By Afsan Chowdhury for AlalODulal.org

Do you have to be shot by the Indian security forces and lie hanging on the border fence before anyone notices you?

There are millions of such desperately poor girls who live out a terrible life and die but nobody pays any attention. But we notice Felani’s because it’s violent, involves our so-called sovereignty and also India, whom we dislike for many reasons. Continue reading