Category Archives: Police

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

When The Hungry Beasts Fight

Two hungry beasts are fighting amongst themselves. We, the common people, are like sheep that are waiting to see which one will come and attack us. by Zia Hassan for … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Drug Triangle: The Poor as Collateral Damage

The Drug Triangle: The Poor as Collateral Damage by Shaher Zaidi for, reprinted in Dhaka Tribune, Sep 10, 2013 Afsan Chowdhury recently posed this question: At the Bdnews roundtable … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zia Hassan: An Institutional Failure

[Editor: Originally posted on March 3rd, 2013. Reposting, in light of recent events.] An institution must remain completely neutral. The institutions of a state are bound to treat every human … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Is Dhaka the last remaining Bastion of the state?

I will not be as sensational, as dramatic and as much a pessimist to compare current day Bangladesh to Syria. Bangladesh is not Syria and I strongly believe Bangladesh will … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

A police officer’s bloody helmet

Below are excerpts from discussion among AoD editors: Editor 1 In general, since the violence started, police have been targets of direct violence in a way we did not see … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 5 Comments

Pepper Spray: “Soft Weapon” of the State

Home Minister MK Alamgir on Friday said that international conventions approved the use of pepper spray and no body can argue over it.

January 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Raja Bazaar murder: M K Alamgir Delivers — but what?

The gruesome murder of TV journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi will be considered, undoubtedly, as one of the most sensational crimes in history of Bangladesh. Since that gruesome death … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

That Video — Two Years On

Elected local Government leader, Upazilla Chairman Sanaullah Nur Babu was chopped to death in broad day light in front of rolling cameras. National TV broadcast the footage. But PM Hasina … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Terrordome Dhaka

“Nearby, five youths were waiting, ominously. They were armed with steel pipes, bamboos and bricks. The aggressive youths on standby on the street, none of them beyond the ages of … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · Leave a comment



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