Revoke Draconian Media Policy –HRW

Desk Report: New York based human rights orgnisation Human Rights Watch criticised National Broadcasting Policy 2014 devised by Bangladesh Government and requested that authority should revoke the draconian policy. In a statement published on September 3, the organisation saud that, the Bangladeshi government should immediately revoke a new

RAB killed 800 since creation

18 September: The European Parliament (EP) in a resolution on Thursday urged the Bangladeshi authorities to bring the RAB and Police under law stating that the elite force is responsible for killing 800 people since it’s formation.

Enforced disappearances’ haunt Bangladesh

Over a few horrifying hours one night last December Sabira Islam went from dancing with her husband at a party to frantically searching the streets of Dhaka after he had been abducted. His body was found on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital early the next morning – he had been strangled.

Profile of a Dictator: The one and only Hasina

Bangladesh has witnessed many changes in the past months. The cabinet of Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina has approped the National Broadcasting policy under which government wil appoint an independent body who will watch over what contents the media will be allowed to broadcast.  Under the policy, broadcast outlets are prohibited from disseminating any

Nationwide strike observed

Dhaka, 19 September:  Nationwide strike calledBangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami in protest of unjust verdict against Maolana Delwar Hussain Sayeedi was observed peacefully and sponteniously. Offices were closed and show market or business was conducted on the day. Daily Star, a national daily of the country reported that no motor vehicle apartform paddled

Islamic Scholars demand release of Sayeedi

Dhaka, 19 September:A deep conspiracy is going on to eliminate Islam from the country, says Ulama of the country. In a joint statement country’s 5001 leading Islamic Scholars said that a deep conspiracy is going on to eliminate Islam from the country and  to deprive people to be benefitted from Quranic teaching. In a bid to uproot Islam, a blueprint is in works to

Indian MEA has no info of Jamaat funding

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said it has not received any report that was mentioned in a news item that a member of the Trinamool Congress has diverted certain funds to Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami to destabilise the present Awami League government.”My attention was drawn to this report by a Kolkata-based news organisation.

We will free our dearest Sayeedi

Dhaka 17 September: It is 10 AM in the morning. We are travelling to Sayeedkhali village of Zianagar, About 25 kilometres from Pirozpur town. District police super Abid Hasan was waiting for us there with his police van. After checking the security arrangement of the area, he boarded the car with us. As soon as we reached Saeedkhali, we heard sound of wailing.

Hearing on Azhar ends

Dhaka, 15 September: A tribunal in Dhaka today concluded hearing arguments in a war crimes case against Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam and will deliver its verdict any day. The 62-year-old Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general faces six charges.

Kamaruzzaman verdict any dayKamaruzzaman verdict any day

Dhaka, 14 September:The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict any day on an appeal filed by Jamaat leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman challenging death penalty awarded to him by International War Crime Tribunnal of Bangladesh.