Posts Tagged ‘ refugee ’

A genocide and refugees: Ripples in the pond

March 26, 2012
Bina D'Costa
A genocide and refugees: Ripples in the pond

Ever since the 1971 war, Pakistan has officially denied the accusation of genocide that is at the centre of Bangladesh’s historiography. Pakistani scholars, politicians and columnists often describe the 1971 killings as a ‘disaster’ (Abdul Sattar, 2007)
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Alaol’s unfortunate children and Bengali nationalistic chivalry

July 1, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
Alaol’s unfortunate children and Bengali nationalistic chivalry

It was 1978. The now-defunct Weekly Bichitra made a cover story titled, “Manush Aite achhe – naaf nodeer baner lahan” (People are coming in like flood on Naaf River). All of a sudden, a group of people living in the Arakan region of northwest Burma
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Rohingyas: No easy answer

June 24, 2012
K. Anis Ahmed
Rohingyas: No easy answer

Public opinion in Bangladesh, at least the liberal segment of it, has become inflamed by a single, powerful image of the Rohingya refugee crisis: a Rohingya man begging for shelter with clasped hands
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Denying Rohingyas: Not in our name

June 17, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Denying Rohingyas: Not in our name

The image of a Rohingya man pleading to be allowed into Bangladesh from Myanmar with folded hands and a weeping face says it all. But what the image doesn’t say is that the family was refused entry and they moved on to another destination, most probably the one they were trying to escape.
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Posted in Human Rights, Politics, World | 52 Comments »

A violent Ramadan in Syria

August 9, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
A violent Ramadan in Syria

Self-restraint and God-consciousness are the essence of fasting for Muslims in Ramadan, a month in which thirst and hunger can become a source of salvation for the believer. As one of the five pillars of Islam, fasting is mandatory for the rich and the poor, the young and the old, the ruler and the...
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In times of trouble, people power wins

March 6, 2011
Ramya Sarma
In times of trouble, people power wins

The Middle East and northern Africa have been in the news for a while now. First it was Egypt, with the uprising focussing on Tahrir Square, a long and patient demonstration with enough power shown by the people to unseat Hosni Mubarak and bring in a change. Now it is Libya, with...
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