Violence

10th Srabon, Shohagpur massacre: Why we must remember

July 25, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
10th Srabon, Shohagpur massacre: Why we must remember

When I first visited Shohagpur 15 years ago, few knew its name. I stayed the night in a windowless room in Sherpur. I felt I had a date with history. It had become known due to the efforts of Farida Akhter of UBINIG who had organised the first congregation of women freedom fighters. She...
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Posted in 1971, History, Violence, War Crimes Trial | 2 Comments »

Is all happiness lost to Shukhi?

July 24, 2015
Zeenat Khan
Is all happiness lost to Shukhi?

How many Shukhis have to endure violence, severe torture and sometimes death when demands for more dowries not being met in Bangladesh? How many monstrous husbands and in-laws will abuse and kill innocent young women because their poor parents cannot pay the dowry amount to the husbands or to their families? This is happening...
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Posted in Abuse, Violence, Women's Rights | 2 Comments »

The calculated silence on the killing of bloggers

July 4, 2015
Rifat Munim
The calculated silence on the killing of bloggers

These are dark times. So dark that forces more medieval than those in the Middle Ages are trying to hurtle us back into a place where nothing grows except the seeds of intolerance; so dark that the people who have been entrusted to protect us from those forces are in fact bowing down to...
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Posted in Religious Extremism, Violence | 1 Comment »

I forgive you

June 24, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
I forgive you

“I just want everyone to know that I forgive you“. So said Nadine Collier, the daughter of 70-year old victim Ethel Lance, in an emotion-choked and electrifying victim statement, when confronted with the evil of Dylann Roof. She went on, “You hurt me, you hurt a lot of people, but I forgive you”. This little runt of...
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A bigot, a coward, and a Nobel Laureate

June 21, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
A bigot, a coward, and a Nobel Laureate

Today I want to introduce you to a bigot and a Nobel laureate who ultimately is a coward and self-serving politician like the best of them. I am of course talking about Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese politician and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Posted in Abuse, Violence | 41 Comments »

Jananetri and Deshnetri for all

March 5, 2015
Mo Chaudhury
Jananetri and Deshnetri for all

Since the 1971 Liberation War, has there ever been a more grievous time for the nation
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Posted in 1971, Democracy, Politics, Violence | 10 Comments »

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