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Shahbagh and bloggers: From allies to enemies?

April 3, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Shahbagh and bloggers: From allies to enemies?

Shahbagh will be remembered as the great emotional outburst of several generations for a cause that stirred many. It came about as a result of dissatisfaction with the verdict of the ICT which was seen by most as a formality
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Poverty, Religious Extremism, War Crimes Trial | 10 Comments »

Prisoners of misinformation

March 29, 2013
Irfan Chowdhury
Prisoners of misinformation

A child’s future is potentially decided before it is born, even conceived: its race, religion, socio-economic status. As it grows up, it can reshape some of this future
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Posted in 1971, Education, History | No Comments »

Legal framework of ICT and fair trial attributes

Legal framework of ICT and fair trial attributes

1. This article outlines the basic legal framework of the International Crimes Tribunal (Bangladesh), its institutions, personnel, its processes, standards and fair trial attributes.
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 1 Comment »

Wisdom of banning Jamaat-e-Islami

March 25, 2013
Mo Chaudhury
Wisdom of banning Jamaat-e-Islami

In pursuit of the Liberation War ideal of secular politics and governance, the 2/13 (February, 2013) movement demanded and the current regime is considering to impose a ban on the Jamaat (and Shibir).
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Shahbagh Movement | 9 Comments »

Rationale for banning Jamaat-e-Islami

March 20, 2013
Mo Chaudhury
Rationale for banning Jamaat-e-Islami

Pressured by the weight of the 2/13 (February, 2013) movement, the current regime is contemplating on imposing a ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement | 11 Comments »

1952, 1971, the genocide and Shahbagh

March 16, 2013
Rabiul H. Zaki
1952, 1971, the genocide and Shahbagh

Events in the last few weeks have been painful reminders of our Liberation War, Jamaat-e-Islami’s role, trials and tribulations surrounding the demand for justice after 42 years.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 13 Comments »

Why aren’t we doing anything to protect our police force?

March 11, 2013
Anushay Hossain
Why aren’t we doing anything to protect our police force?

When I first came to America, the policemen and women in the country terrified me. They still do. With their pressed blue uniforms, and shiny gold badges, steel black gun attached to the hook of their belt
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Law and Justice, Politics, Shahbagh Movement | 13 Comments »

Did Shahbagh push AL to go hard line?

March 11, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Did Shahbagh push AL to go hard line?

The initial period of euphoric enthusiasm, mobilisation and rallying cries of the ‘Shahbagh Movement’ is now facing the reality of a hard-line counter movement both civil and terrorist
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 18 Comments »

Islam in Bangladesh: Local practice and identity politics

March 8, 2013
Rizwana Shamshad
Islam in Bangladesh: Local practice and identity politics

Richard Eaton in his book Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier 1204-1760, notes that existing theories explaining the rise of Islam in the Bengal Delta, far away from the Arab world
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement | 22 Comments »

Is it a good idea to ban Jamaat-e-Islami?

March 6, 2013
Mahmud Rahman
Is it a good idea to ban Jamaat-e-Islami?

At a time when our eyes are riveted on the present, and that present itself obsessed with the past, at a time when cries are being made that will shape our tomorrow
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Shahbagh Movement | 24 Comments »

Defining a generation: Making sense of our lives and times, before and beyond Shahbagh

March 3, 2013
Prashanta Tripura
Defining a generation: Making sense of our lives and times, before and beyond Shahbagh

How does one define a generation? This question has been on my mind since February 2012, when I turned fifty, an age that made me interested in a form of retro/introspection
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Posted in 1971, Shahbagh Movement | 12 Comments »

Our history is in our court of justice

March 2, 2013
Latif Quader
Our history is in our court of justice

In 1971, after power brokering for months on a supposedly level playing field, the Pakistani military ruler Yahya Khan and its minority party leader ZA Bhutto
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 6 Comments »

Sayedee sentence: The verdict people wanted

February 28, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Sayedee sentence: The verdict people wanted

Delwar Hossain Sayedee the man most known in Bangladesh as an Islamic preacher doubling as a politician has been sentenced to death for crimes committed in 1971.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 20 Comments »

Democracy and the Jamaat-e-Islami dilemma

February 26, 2013
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Democracy and the Jamaat-e-Islami dilemma

If half-baked plans were a form of culinary art, surely the current government would be chefs of the highest order with its half-baked posturing
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Democracy, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 15 Comments »

The scars of war, victory and justice

December 16, 2012
Bina D'Costa
The scars of war, victory and justice

Ever since the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) began its work, opponents of the mechanism have emphasised that the first government of the state pardoned the alleged war criminals
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 8 Comments »

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