Recently I was watching a talk show and someone was saying,
'During Charlie Hebdo, thousands of people marched to defend their right to offend Muslims but no one raised their voice when their children were killed in Pakistan.'
On January 8th, 2015, the prominent human rights advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement criticizing the Awami League government of Bangladesh for what it deemed as excessive use of force against the opposition as well as imposing censorship on the media. The release can be found here.
International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF) along with a number of UK based Bangladeshi progressive, pro-liberation, secular organisations gathered in front of Al-Jazeera’s London office to protest the news agency’s biased coverage of the trial of the international crimes in Bangladesh, distortion of national history, and total lack of sensitivity towards the victims of 1971 genocide.
[i]I am little embarrassed about the intellectual property rights issue in this writing. I am not sure whether mentioning a link or pointer to a song already hosted on the internet violates anyone's right. I promise that if any such infringement happens it will definitely be a temporary thing. I have done it for documentation only. I have added the songs as I have come across so far.
I recently read an Op-ed by Mr. Mahfuz Anam in Dailystar, " "The Third View. Challenges before Khaleda Zia. Old issues, old tactics and old allies are no longer assets but burdens" (January 24th, Dailystar. http://www.thedailystar.net/challenges-before-khaleda-zia-8137), where he attempted to make it acceptable to work with Jamat Shibir.
"What's your aim in life?"
The boy looks at his mother. She answers, "My soon will be a great engineer."
My teachers used to insist me to pursue engineering as I was good in maths. Not pure mathematics! My mother did say the same thing. And I did not try to make them understand what I really want. Did you try? Will that boy try?
It was a front page news, news that we all now talk about.
The news: Parents killed, accused Daughter.
It became viral. the News, the gossip, the shock, the blame game: Society vs parenting vs liberty, English medium vs Bengali, friends vs parents, love vs blindness.
Anyone who has any idea about the civil service of Bangladesh or any concern about the efficiency and effectiveness of the bureaucratic organ cannot really support the existing quota system.
Following is a list of translations from Bangla news articles on Jamaat and Shibir violence against police over the month of March. A list of English news articles is given after the translations. The Bangla news articles generally have more details in them, while the English ones are more like summaries.