The core of the matter

November 25, 2013
Israfil Khosru
The core of the matter

The stage is set. The actors are in motion and the audience is resigned to the fact that their verdict will not matter when the play finally ends.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 7 Comments »

No one killed Felani

September 14, 2013
Israfil Khosru
No one killed Felani

As I opened the morning paper on Saturday the 7th, among other headlines there was one in particular which announced, much to my incredulity
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Posted in Bi-lateral Issue, Law and Justice | 8 Comments »

Keeping the conflict alive

August 18, 2013
Israfil Khosru
Keeping the conflict alive

With the Election Commission voluntarily relinquishing its power to cancel candidature upon violation of electoral code of conduct during the polls
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Election | 5 Comments »

Bangladesh stands united

April 28, 2013
Israfil Khosru
Bangladesh stands united

As rescue work in Savar is continuing unabated and tirelessly, Bangladesh has been faced with a grim reality, the reality of a prolonged labour unrest and an escalation of a culture
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Posted in Disaster, RMG | 3 Comments »

The Razakar dilemma

April 23, 2013
Israfil Khosru
The Razakar dilemma

While there is no question about the spontaneity that led to the creation of Ganajagaran Mancha and the initial momentum it gained, it is now safe to say
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 9 Comments »

The conviction of youth

February 10, 2013
Israfil Khosru
The conviction of youth

As the size of Shahbagh protest continues to grow and spill over the city and beyond, one fact has been overtly made clear. The youth has spoken. It is evidently clear that the urban youth of Bangladesh
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War and conflict | 8 Comments »

Who will protect the protectors?

December 13, 2012
Israfil Khosru
Who will protect the protectors?

The last couple of weeks have seen a dramatic upsurge of incidents where the police were attacked by violent mobs who are allegedly Shibir men.
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Posted in Law and Justice, Violence | 1 Comment »

Ramu: Lessons unlearnt

October 21, 2012
Israfil Khosru
Ramu: Lessons unlearnt

The carnage orchestrated in Ramu on the 29th and 30th day of September will always be remembered as a dark episode in the history of Bangladesh and Bangladeshi nationalism.
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Posted in Communal Discord | 5 Comments »

A ray of hope

September 20, 2012
Israfil Khosru
A ray of hope

Whoever said experience in politics does not count for much in Bangladesh has just been proven grossly wrong. On the 14th day of September 2012 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina decided to expand her cabinet by seven.
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Posted in Politics | 11 Comments »

An unlikely guest

September 10, 2012
Israfil Khosru
An unlikely guest

On the 10th of August, the former president of Bangladesh and chief of Jatiya Party H. M. Ershad went on a week-long visit to India responding to an invitation from its prime minister.
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Posted in Democracy, Politics, Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

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