Posts Tagged ‘ Shibir ’

Down memory lane: The devils of 1971

June 16, 2015
Anwar A. Khan
Down memory lane: The devils of 1971

The Bangladesh flag is a symbol of what Bangladeshis treasure; it represents the values we cherish beyond measure. Our flag flies high for freedom, bravery, the courage to fight, and sacrifice of one’s life for a just cause. The Bangladesh flag is an icon representing the Bangladeshi way.
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Posted in 1971 | 24 Comments »

Why aren’t we doing anything to protect our police force?

March 11, 2013
Anushay Hossain
Why aren’t we doing anything to protect our police force?

When I first came to America, the policemen and women in the country terrified me. They still do. With their pressed blue uniforms, and shiny gold badges, steel black gun attached to the hook of their belt
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Law and Justice, Politics, Shahbagh Movement | 13 Comments »

Islam in Bangladesh: Local practice and identity politics

March 8, 2013
Rizwana Shamshad
Islam in Bangladesh: Local practice and identity politics

Richard Eaton in his book Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier 1204-1760, notes that existing theories explaining the rise of Islam in the Bengal Delta, far away from the Arab world
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement | 22 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 »

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 »

As Jamaat-e-Islami goes to war, is the AL ready?

January 31, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
As Jamaat-e-Islami goes to war, is the AL ready?

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) as expected has declared a war of sort as the verdict dates of the major political leaders accused of war crimes comes closer.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, War Crimes Trial | 24 Comments »

Who will protect the protectors?

December 13, 2012
Israfil Khosru
Who will protect the protectors?

The last couple of weeks have seen a dramatic upsurge of incidents where the police were attacked by violent mobs who are allegedly Shibir men.
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Posted in Law and Justice, Violence | 1 Comment »

Jamaat-Shibir attack on police and the psychological benefits of violence

December 9, 2012
Md Asiuzzaman
Jamaat-Shibir attack on police and the psychological benefits of violence

Throughout November one headline dominated the media – ‘Jamaat-Shibir men continue to attack police’.
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Posted in Law and Justice, Politics, Religious Extremism | 3 Comments »

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