Posts Tagged ‘ Bangladesh ’

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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Women and war: coping with rape after 1971

March 7, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Women and war: coping with rape after 1971

The most acute form of vulnerability women experience is rape and Bangladesh saw the largest incidence of rape during 1971. In war situations, rape is common and the horror of war is largely defined by such acts. Yet the violent reaction by Bangladeshis to their raped women produced a second generation of violence against...
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Friday’s mayhem and religion vs. nationalism

February 25, 2013
Hammad Ali
Friday’s mayhem and religion vs. nationalism

On the afternoon of 22nd February 2012, the streets of Dhaka turned into a sight we have seen many times on television, but probably never imagined would happen in our own neighbourhood.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 15 Comments »

Idolators and atheists

February 23, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Idolators and atheists

“Online activists claimed that Rajib had been blogging against the activities of Jamaat and Shibir which made him a possible “target” of the religion-based organisation for his interpretation of Islam from the standpoint of a self-proclaimed atheist.”
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 18 Comments »

Why Shahbag matters

February 23, 2013
Sabhanaz Rashid Diya
Why Shahbag matters

On the 11th day of the Shahbag Movement, one of its leading activists and blogger was murdered.The Movement, which began as a protest against the International Crime Tribunal’s verdict to sentence war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 10 Comments »

From Feb 1952 to Feb 2013: How much has changed?

February 21, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
From Feb 1952 to Feb 2013: How much has changed?

61 years after 1952, we are experiencing another February. In Ekushey the spirit was that of the young people who protested a government policy decision and died on the streets of Dhaka from police bullets.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 4 Comments »

Media blackout: Why isn’t the world acknowledging Shahbagh?

February 19, 2013
Anushay Hossain
Media blackout: Why isn’t the world acknowledging Shahbagh?

When I was a little girl, I always wanted Bangladesh to be ‘famous’. I did not like that whenever I went abroad, and people asked me where I was from, I would have to explain
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 32 Comments »

Shahbagh thoughts

February 19, 2013
Paula Aziz
Shahbagh thoughts

Bangladesh has never been so positive, so neutral and so united, at least not in my lifetime. It was February 5 when it started; when the verdict against Quader Mollah went against public expectation.
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Letter from Europe: Projonmo Chattar

February 18, 2013
Peter Custers
Letter from Europe: Projonmo Chattar

In Support of the People’s Protests Fuelled from Shahbagh. The Bengali spring has arrived; the gloom of winter has finally been removed.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 6 Comments »

Shahbagh, it is time to get political

February 18, 2013
Lalon Sander
Shahbagh, it is time to get political

I am tired of Shahbagh activists claiming they are not political. The truth is they are immensely political. What they mean, I believe, is that they are not party-affiliated
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 12 Comments »

Presidential pardon and war crimes convicts

February 20, 2013
ABM Nasir
Presidential pardon and war crimes convicts

When Charles Taylor was being handed down the verdict on 11 counts of war crimes and crime against humanity, Taylor’s defence attorney charged the prosecutors and the judges of the Special Court for Sierra Leon as saying:
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 5 Comments »

Of trials and errors: International vs. national — challenges and opportunities

February 17, 2013
Bina D'Costa
Of trials and errors: International vs. national — challenges and opportunities

I want to add one point regarding the climate around the war crimes trials. There will be accusations that this is a politicised process
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 4 Comments »

What led to Rajib’s Shahbagh?

February 16, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
What led to Rajib’s Shahbagh?

On October 16, 2011, we had written a piece (Bloggers (Asif and the likes): An emerging third force in politics?) on the activities of bloggers contesting the power relationships.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 15 Comments »

Return of the silent majority

February 15, 2013
Saad Z Hossain
Return of the silent majority

We are a country inundated with political rallies. From my office window in Motijheel I’ve seen AL rallies, BNP rallies, Jamaat rallies, stock market investors’ protests, communist marches
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 18 Comments »

Shahbagh thoughts

February 14, 2013
Julian Francis
Shahbagh thoughts

“Why have you come here today”, asked a young woman at Shahbagh last Friday. “What do you think of it all”, he added. I replied, “I came to absorb the atmosphere here and I think that this is an important part of the history of Bangladesh.”
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