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2012: The year we would much rather forget

January 1, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
2012: The year we would much rather forget

The year 2012 has just passed by but we will not look upon it with fondness. Our achievements and good moments are overwhelmed by the tragedies and agonies in our public life.
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Posted in Uncategorized, Year in review | 10 Comments »

Risks and pay offs of American foreign policy in Burma

November 23, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Risks and pay offs of American foreign policy in Burma

Recently, the newly re-elected US president Barack Obama visited Burma, which has been the most run of the mill rouge states in this region for a long time.
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Posted in International | 3 Comments »

Why Ramu Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists are the same

November 6, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Why Ramu Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists are the same

The attack on Ramu has shamed us and many have protested interrogating the nature of the state that we have produced. Bangladesh is, simply put, not a minority friendly country at any level.
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Posted in Communal Discord | 8 Comments »

The Burmese hustle: Human rights treaties and the Rohingya question

August 16, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
The Burmese hustle: Human rights treaties and the Rohingya question

Human rights treaties have become an instinctive marker for a country’s ability to uphold human rights, and be considered a “developed” country to fit into the fraternity of civilized states.
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Posted in Human Rights | 11 Comments »

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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Posted in Human Rights | 24 Comments »

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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Posted in Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, International | 9 Comments »

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 »

My Christmas message to you all

December 25, 2011
Bina D'Costa
My Christmas message to you all

Merry Christmas, dear reader. Wherever you are, whichever faith you hold, or even if you do not believe in divinity, on this Christmas I wish you happy holidays. I hope you are enjoying a special time with your loved ones.
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Posted in Human Rights, Lifestyle, Poverty, Religion | 2 Comments »

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