Bangladesh

BANGLADESH I am sorry

Courtesy: http://www.thedailystar.net Faheem Younus I was born in Pakistan, a few months before the war which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh on December 16, 1971. And it was only after I moved to the US that I recognised the magnitude of human rights abuses the Pakistani army committed against their […]

Pakistan’s State of Denial

Source: NY Times Op-ED By TAHMIMA ANAM DHAKA, Bangladesh — It was a Pakistani journalist, Anthony Mascarenhas, who gave the world the first detailed account of Bangladesh’s war of independence. In April 1971, soon after the army of Pakistan started suppressing the secessionist movement in what was then still the eastern […]

Pakistan's State of Denial

Source: NY Times Op-ED By TAHMIMA ANAM DHAKA, Bangladesh — It was a Pakistani journalist, Anthony Mascarenhas, who gave the world the first detailed account of Bangladesh’s war of independence. In April 1971, soon after the army of Pakistan started suppressing the secessionist movement in what was then still the eastern […]

Bangladesh finds UK and US citizen guilty of war crimes

Source: http://www.onlinenews.com.pk Dhaka: A UK Muslim leader and a US citizen have been sentenced to death over crimes committed during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence, Bangali media reported on Sunday. UK-Bangladeshi Muslim community leader Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khanwas were being tried in absentia by a special tribunal in Bangladesh. They […]

Top Bangladesh Opposition Leader Sentenced to Death

Source: Daily Star. Ashutosh Sarkar, Mahbubur Rahman Khan and Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary In the first-ever war crimes verdict against any BNP leader, a special tribunal yesterday sentenced Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death for committing crimes against humanity and genocide during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Read more Top Bangladesh Opposition Leader […]

Enclave populations: The humanitarian angle

Bangladesh and India are neighbouring countries with a shared history and common cultural and linguistic ties. Although all countries in the world have some inter-state problems at one level or another, the enclave problem between Bangladesh and India is unique in its complex and unresolved nature. read more : http://www.dhakatribune.com/op-ed/2013/aug/24/enclave-populations-humanitarian-angle

Bangladesh v. Radical Islam

Source: Undivided US Blog In the ongoing debate over Islam and democracy, Bangladesh, the eighth largest country in the world, with 164 million people—90 percent of them Muslim—is, oddly enough, seldom discussed. Yet Bangladesh has been a democratic, parliamentary republic since 1991. The country will hold new general elections no […]

HRW comment on Azam verdict

Source: BDNews 24 By Suliman Niloy Dhaka: Barrister Tureen Afroz, a prosecutor in former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam’s case in the war crimes tribunal, has harshly criticised New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) for questioning the trial process in the most sensational war crimes case in Bangladesh. In a statement on Friday, […]