Posts Tagged ‘ Jamaat-e-Islami ’

Mojaheed to walk the gallows for the killing of intellectuals in ‘71

July 21, 2015
Rupak Bhattacharjee
Mojaheed to walk the gallows for the killing of intellectuals in ‘71

The ongoing war crimes trials have occupied considerable space of Bangladesh’s political discourse for obvious reasons. Unlike other South Asian nations, Bangladesh was born through a bloody Liberation War fought over a period of nine months. In 1971, South Asia witnessed the worst human suffering and state-sponsored violence in the post-colonial era.
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 5 Comments »

Managing violence, Chicago-style

May 29, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
Managing violence, Chicago-style

In the past year, I’ve written multiple articles about the war crimes tribunals and violence in Bangladesh. People tend to say I must
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Posted in Crime, Violence | 16 Comments »

What if the al-Qaeda threat is real!

February 18, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
What if the al-Qaeda threat is real!

Rather than brushing it off as a BNP-AL production, it’s better to be ready to handle what has emerged as the ‘al-Qaeda’ threat.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Terrorism | 8 Comments »

Victory to defeat

January 13, 2014
Syed Bashir
Victory to defeat

Bill Slim’s “Defeat into Victory” is a must-read for students of warfare. It could well be a must read for politicians who seek to turn the tide
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 21 Comments »

Politics is done best with lathis in Bangladesh

December 31, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Politics is done best with <em>lathis</em> in Bangladesh

The sight of a female lawyer lying as a bunch of lathi wielding thugs of the ruling party attacking her with all brutality has become one of the defining images
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 22 Comments »

Quader Molla and the autistic state

December 11, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Quader Molla and the autistic state

What on earth is going on with the Quader Molla issue? We know that the government was trying to make an example out of him but the way the events developed, it seems the government
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 24 Comments »

An interview with Mr. Hartal

November 27, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
An interview with Mr. Hartal

Today we have with us, Mr. Hartal, the most discussed ‘personality’ in our life. We are going to have a conversation
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Satire | 30 Comments »

Ershad nobody’s man

November 23, 2013
Syed Bashir
Ershad nobody’s man

It is difficult to recall a fallen military dictator anywhere in the world who has survived the pitfalls of democratic politics as well as H M Ershad has.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 10 Comments »

The Jamaat conundrum

September 22, 2013
Muhammad Q. Islam
The Jamaat conundrum

A few days back, the nation’s High Court, by a majority decision, declared that Jamaat-e-Islami’s registration with the Election Commission
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat | 29 Comments »

Isolated and cornered

August 2, 2013
Syed Bashir
Isolated and cornered

The High Court’s order cancelling the registration of the Jamaat-e-Islami has left the party with not many options. Specially if the Supreme Court turns down
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 5 Comments »

Gazipur rout: It is about the AL defeat, not the BNP win

July 8, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Gazipur rout: It is about the AL defeat, not the BNP win

Gazipur, often dubbed the second Gopalganj, crashed the AL out and returned a BNP candidate in what seems like a mini national election.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 18 Comments »

Turmoil 2013: An interim report card

May 29, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Turmoil 2013: An interim report card

One more hartal, one more day of political violence and one more instance showing that politics is not taking us towards a solution. This scenario has been going on
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 9 Comments »

We are plunged into a deep crisis no matter what

April 6, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
We are plunged into a deep crisis no matter what

Thanks to the strange behaviour of the Government, we have seen the birth of a new political force in Bangladesh called Hifazat-e Islam. It didn’t exist a couple of months back but from nowhere has become a force that no one can ignore now.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 18 Comments »

Dig two graves

April 3, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Dig two graves

“He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself” That is what an old Chinese proverb says. After years of wandering about the world, going through the war of independence during my youth back in 1971, living and nearly dying in a chaotic post-independence Dhaka, living in...
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 11 Comments »

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