Category Archives: Rights

The Killings at Bangladesh’s ‘Bihari Camp’ – Murder Mystery or Murder with Impunity?

The Killings at Bangladesh’s Bihari Camp – Murder Mystery or Murder with Impunity? By Nadine Shaanta Murshid There are multiple stories. We are either to believe one of them or … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home by Hana Shams Ahmed A young girl writes a poem where she asks a simple question — one which no one can answer. She asks, “Who … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

RAB: BNP, AL, and the gift of a “death squad”

[This] “death squad” was the BNP-Jamaat government’s gift to the nation, a gift that has been nurtured and defended by two successive governments [Caretaker Government 07-08, Awami League 09-14], each … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

RAB: The government’s ruthless spinning factory

What immense power. Shoot, kill, no questions asked, that’s RAB’s modus operandi. A death squad. Period. Albeit, a highly vengeful one. As, also, are their apologists… Lonkay gele shobai Rabon … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

RAB: Enforced disappearances. Missing, dead

From crossfire, to encounter, to cold-blooded murder. By members of the law-enforcement agencies. Accountable to none. Apparently carrying out government instructions to quell political opposition. Apparently hiring out their services, … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

First they came for…

  First they came for by Rumi Ahmed First they came for Mahmudur Rahman, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a BNPwallah.

April 26, 2014 · 8 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

Publishing the images of teen sex workers is nothing but a showcase of poverty

টিনেজ যৌনকর্মীদের ছবি প্রকাশ, দারিদ্র্যতা শো করা ছাড়া অন্য কিছু না  - মৃদুল শাওন ফেসবুকে কয়েকজনরে দেখলাম একটা লিঙ্ক শেয়ার দিতাছে। ‘BuzzFeed’ নামের একটা আমেরিকান ওয়েবসাইটে বাংলাদেশের টিনেজ-যৌনকর্মীদের তিরিশটা ছবি। শিরোনাম- … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

While Taranco negotiates: political games & sexual violence

While Taranco negotiates: political games & sexual violence by Faruk Wasif for Prothom Alo Translated for by Emon Sarwar Two women are fighting in the capital city- the centre … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment



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