‘Islamists are Coming!’

March 3, 2010
Taj Hashmi

A leading newspaper of Bangladesh, in its Weekly Magazine on February 26, 2010 published a cover story, “Crime in the Name of Belief”. It is about the recent caning of three poor women by village elders backed by mullahs in Bangladesh for alleged adultery. The rest of the story is about similar violations of...
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The ‘India Factor’ in Indo-Bangladesh Relations

January 22, 2010
Taj Hashmi
The ‘India Factor’ in Indo-Bangladesh Relations

An understanding of the ‘India Factor’ is essential for figuring out what went right or wrong in the recently signed Hasina-Manmohan MOU; and as to why Bangladeshis are again so polarised on the MOU. While pro-Awami Leaguers are gaga about the understanding between the two prime ministers, anti-Awami Leaguers, mainly BNP-Jamaat supporters, simply consider...
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