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Bangladesh executes top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman over '1971 war crimes'

  0 comments   |     by Nation on 13, May 2016

Bangladesh executes top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman over '1971 war crimes' DHAKA: Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation. Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at a prison in the capital Dhaka, just days after the nat

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THE REPRESSION AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE IN BANGLADESH

  0 comments   |     by Dr M. Abdul Mu’min Chowdhury on 21, April 2016

Introduction: Shock Doctrine at Work? Bangladesh has not only been very active within the United Nations human rights agencies and forums, it has also served as a member of its Human Rights Commission (1983-2000) and Human Rights Council (2006-2008). In 1998 it was the Vice Chair of the Bureau of Human Rights Commission. As a state Bangladesh has never been shy in

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Protests in Bangladesh over court review of Islam

  0 comments   |     by AFP on 25, March 2016

Protests in Bangladesh over court review of Islam AFP DHAKA: Thousands on Friday staged protests across Bangladesh against an imminent court hearing on scrapping the state religion of the Muslim-majority nation. Constitutional changes dating back over three decades have put Bangladesh in the unusual position of being officially secular while still having Islam as a state religion. More than 90

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HUMAN RIGHTS SOUTH ASIA

  0 comments   |     by Madhavi Basnet on 04, November 2015

South Asia's Regional Initiative on Human Rights by Madhavi Basnet The South Asian people share many socio-economic and political problems, such as poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, unequal treatment of women, violence against women, pollution, exploitation of child labor, and religious fundamentalism. Human rights organizations in South Asia have rece

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Fear and Silence in Bangladesh

  0 comments   |     by Ellen Barry on 04, November 2015

Fear and Silence in Bangladesh as Militants Target Intellectuals By ELLEN BARRY NOV. 3, 2015 as reported in NewYork Times DHAKA, Bangladesh — Fear has wormed its way into the mind of Mithila Farzana, who hosts two talk shows on a Bangladeshi television news channel. These days, she is so alert to the sensation of men coming up behind her that when she w

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Ethnic riots sweep Assam, at least 30 killed

  0 comments   |     by Reuters on 03, May 2015

(Reuters) - Police shot dead four rioters in Assam on Tuesday as security forces struggled to contain ethnic fighting that has killed at least 30 people and left riverside hamlets ablaze, forcing tens of thousands from their homes.  

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BangladeshCricket board bans fans from flying rivals’ flags

  0 comments   |     by Dawn on 25, March 2015

DHAKA: The Bangladeshi hosts of cricket’s World Twenty20 threatened to ban local supporters Tuesday from stadiums if they are seen carrying the flags of any of the other teams competing in the tournament.

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SS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to Modi

  0 comments   |     by Reuters on 21, December 2014

NEW DELHI: The head of India's most powerful Hindu group vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism

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Sex and the armed forces of India

  0 comments   |     by N C Bipindra on 26, August 2014

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The real reason why India scuttled Pakistan talks

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar on 22, August 2014

The real reason why India scuttled Pakistan talks August 19, 2014 15:25 IST M K Bhadrakumar 'Despite Modi's high-flown rhetoric about good-neighbourly relationships in South Asia, he lacks a road map how to proceed -- be it with Bangladesh or with Sri Lanka and Pakistan... But a deeper question arises here: Did he duck on his own accord or under

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