Pahela Baishakh, Hefazet-e Islam and us Bengalis

April 13, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Pahela Baishakh, Hefazet-e Islam and us Bengalis

The Baishakh this year resembles the turmoil of a summer storm more than the placid celebration of spring. We are moving through a time of anxiety and confusion.
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We are plunged into a deep crisis no matter what

April 6, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
We are plunged into a deep crisis no matter what

Thanks to the strange behaviour of the Government, we have seen the birth of a new political force in Bangladesh called Hifazat-e Islam. It didn’t exist a couple of months back but from nowhere has become a force that no one can ignore now.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, war crimes trial | 18 Comments »

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