Posts Tagged ‘ eviction ’

The voice of Korail on inhabitants’ sufferings and aspirations

May 18, 2012
Kirsten Hackenbroch
The voice of Korail on inhabitants’ sufferings and aspirations

It is now one month ago that parts of Korail Bosti in Dhaka were demolished in an eviction drive that took its inhabitants by surprise. In the aftermath of the eviction, the future of Korail was discussed at different levels and with varying degrees of media attention.
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Posted in Human Rights, Poverty | 3 Comments »

The senseless destruction of a vibrant part of Dhaka

April 9, 2012
Shahadat Hossain
The senseless destruction of a vibrant part of Dhaka

On Wednesday, 4th April 2012, parts of Korail slum were evicted. We have lived here for several months and have thus experienced the everyday life of its inhabitants in depth.
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Posted in Human Rights, Poverty, Urbanization | 6 Comments »

The shadows of the shanties

April 5, 2012
Rubana Huq
The shadows of the shanties

Why are people put on the streets? Why does even the question of “legality” apply indiscriminately to them and not many of who defy the law and grab lands on a daily basis? Why are laws applicable to mostly those who are powerless?
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Posted in Law and Justice, Poverty | 11 Comments »

Cricket and politics in Bangladesh: the uninformed American weighs in

November 29, 2010
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Cricket and politics in Bangladesh: the uninformed American weighs in

I preface with an apology. I have broken a cardinal rule: I am writing on a subject about which I know so little, that I should have no legitimate opinion. I’m writing about cricket and current events in Bangladesh, two things that completely confuse me. So I beg your forgiveness if this outsider’s...
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Posted in International, Politics | 15 Comments »

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