Category Archives: Minority

Who is Somo Odhikar?

Yesterday’s attack on the motorcade of Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission injured Commission member Dr Iftekharuzzaman, also executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Rangamati sadar police station Officer-in-Charge Monu Sohel Imtiaz, Research … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Touching The Untouchables 

  The politics involving various minority groups have become a veritable concern. Well-meaning views, dialogues, and inceptions of new laws are very important. Yet, unless and until the complacent ‘majority’ makes … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Open Letter to Narendra Modi

By Nadine Murshid for OPEN LETTER TO NARENDRA MODI Dear Mr. Modi, It has come to our attention that you are about to head the next government in India. Many congratulations. It … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

Is this the Bangladesh we wanted? Analyzing the Hindu Population Gap (2001-2011)

Is this the Bangladesh we wanted? Analyzing the Hindu Population Gap (2001-2011) by Garga Chatterjee and Naeem Mohaiemen for In October 2012, Prothom Alo published a frightening report that … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 7 Comments

When Rapists Are Bengali, When Rape Is A State Weapon For Ethnic Cleansing

“Our struggle for self-determination and autonomy, meaning the struggle since 80′s decade, rape has been used by Bengali military and civilian men / administration / state as a weapon.

March 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Left Behind By the Nation: ‘Stranded Pakistanis’ in Bangladesh

AlalODulal condemns in the strongest terms the violence that left at least 11 Urdu Speaking people (“Biharis”) dead. Anthropologist Dina Siddiqi’s research on the conditions of “stranded Pakistanis” (alternately and … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 7 Comments

Tandra Chakma: Justice for Sabita and some related issues

Justice for Sabita and some related issues By Tandra Chakma. Translated by Tibra Ali for According to UN Women 25th of February is “Orange Day.” Every year this day … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

আদিবাসী শিশু পড়বে নিজ ভাষাতেই

একুশের সংবাদ: আদিবাসী শিশু পড়বে নিজ ভাষাতেই by Biplob Rahaman for কিছুদিন আগে বিশিষ্ট আদিবাসী গবেষক, চাকমা রাজা দেবাশীষ রায়ের সঙ্গে আলাপ-চারিতা হচ্ছিল আদিবাসী শিশুর মাতৃভাষায় লেখাপড়ার বিষয়ে।

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

সুপ্রিয় তালুকদার: মায়ানমারে চম্পকনগরের পথে

মায়ানমারে চম্পকনগরের পথে সুপ্রিয় তালুকদার for [ বংশানুক্রমে জানা যায় যে চাকমারা চম্পকনগর নামক স্থান থেকে পার্বত্য চট্টগ্রাম ও তৎসংলগ্ন অঞ্চলে এসেছে। কোন চম্পকনগর থেকে এসেছে তা নিয়ে মতভেদ … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Glorious and Bloody History of Tamil Language Movement

The Glorious and Bloody History of Tamil Language Movement By Shafiqur Rahman for AlaloDulal There is a widespread misinformation in our country that we, Bengalis, are the only nation to … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 3 Comments



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