Communal Discord

Race, Bangladesh and Gunday: Not turning the other cheek

March 18, 2014
Nadia Chowdhury Kahn
Race, Bangladesh and Gunday: Not turning the other cheek

Bangladeshis all over the world are aware of the Gunday fiasco. The recently released film in India, Gunday is a love triangle story between two men and a woman
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Posted in Adivasi, Communal Discord, Human Rights | 4 Comments »

Act Now: Protection of the minorities

May 3, 2013
Masud Khan Shujon
Act Now: Protection of the minorities

The Savar tragedy shone a glaring light on the vulnerability of our workers, who suffer death and injury because of the malignant clutch around their
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Posted in Communal Discord, Human Rights, Law and Justice, Religious Extremism, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

A ‘friend’ of Bangladesh thinks aloud

April 12, 2013
Julian Francis
A ‘friend’ of Bangladesh thinks aloud

“You received the ‘Friends of Liberation War Honour’ from the Government last year, and over many years you have commented on the development of Bangladesh.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Communal Discord, Politics, Religion, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 11 Comments »

Is Bangladesh Huntington’s cleft country? The identity illusion.

December 2, 2012
Latif Quader
Is Bangladesh Huntington’s cleft country? The identity illusion.

Huntington’s ‘The Clash of Civilizations’ as theory suffers uncomplicatedness in comprehension, and can generate allurement en mass. For its vertical unpretentiousness, it could be a useful mannequin for foreign policy strategists.
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Posted in Communal Discord, Religion, Religious Extremism | 17 Comments »

On tolerance and diversity

November 16, 2012
Prashanta Tripura
On tolerance and diversity

The International Day for Tolerance, observed on November 16, is meant to promote tolerance, i.e. “respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures
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Posted in 1971, CHT, Communal Discord | 5 Comments »

Why Ramu Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists are the same

November 6, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Why Ramu Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists are the same

The attack on Ramu has shamed us and many have protested interrogating the nature of the state that we have produced. Bangladesh is, simply put, not a minority friendly country at any level.
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Posted in Communal Discord | 8 Comments »

Dancing the blame cabaret

October 21, 2012
Wasi Ahmed
Dancing the blame cabaret

Nothing seems appropriate enough to mark the past two weeks as anything but the ‘blame weeks’. Our collective dementia must not let us forget the overwhelming presence of ‘blame game’ during the weeks
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Posted in Communal Discord | 8 Comments »

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 21st century munajat

October 14, 2012
Adnan Morshed
A 21st century <em>munajat</em>

O dear Allah, thank you for listening to me, you are the most merciful. Please, Allah, give Muslims strength to love you instead of fearing you. Please give them courage to follow your path not because of the rewards of heaven
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Posted in Communal Discord, Human Development, Religion, Religious Extremism, Women's Rights | 26 Comments »

Saving face after the violence

October 13, 2012
Shihabur Rahman
Saving face after the violence

After the Cox’s Bazar religious violence against the minority Buddhist community was headlined in the international media
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Posted in Communal Discord | 4 Comments »

Ramu assault: It is politics not religion

October 9, 2012
Mubashar Hasan
Ramu assault: It is politics not religion

With a great interest and a heavy heart, I’ve been following the media analysis of Ramu attack. The reason for my interest is based on my present research work where I am examining the scholarly debate of religion
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Posted in Communal Discord, Religious Extremism | 14 Comments »

The minorities of our nightmares

October 2, 2012
Prashanta Tripura
The minorities of our nightmares

Are you afraid to go to bed these days, out of fear that the forces of evil will leap out of your nightmares to rampage through your neighbourhood while you are asleep?
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Posted in CHT, Communal Discord, Religious Extremism | 21 Comments »

Ramu: When shame is not enough

October 1, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Ramu: When shame is not enough

The Ramu attack is a good reminder that Bangladesh doesn’t have the minimum commitment to protect the minorities. It was something far more than shameful as several hundred mullahs
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Posted in Communal Discord, Religious Extremism | 35 Comments »

Secular democracy in Bangladesh, a failure or a sham?

October 1, 2012
Trimita Chakma
Secular democracy in Bangladesh, a failure or a sham?

“We, the people of Bangladesh, having proclaimed our independence on the 26th day of March, 1971 and through a historic struggle for national liberation, established the independent
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Posted in Communal Discord, Religious Extremism | 27 Comments »

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