Muhammad Nurul Huda

STRAIGHT LINE

The writer is a columnist of The Daily Star.

Tackling the bad apples of police

The onus of ensuring malpractice-free management of the police force squarely rests with the police hierarchy.

3m ago

Remembering the Patriarch

Bangabandhu, through an intense process of national consciousness-building, equipped a people to defend their sovereignty.

1y ago

Behind the pre-eminence of bureaucrats

The question is one of making the bureaucracy more responsible and responsive.

1y ago

Mechanisms to hold the police accountable do exist; why aren't we using them?

It is imperative to bring the police under a system of accountability that earns public confidence.

1y ago

Was Jinnah the real villain in the story of partition?

On June 3, 1947, Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India, announced his plan for the partition of the subcontinent—in particular that of Punjab and Bengal.

1y ago

Getting out of the extrajudicial mode

Of late, media reports that indicate that the infamous phenomenon of extrajudicial killings has been resorted to more by the mainstream police outfit than the elite unit of the law-enforcing apparatus should bring no comfort, and indeed should be viewed with concern.

2y ago

What ails our local governments?

The unfortunate fact of our times is that all reports on Bangladesh’s socio-economic progression almost invariably point to the lack of good governance as a significant deficit in our developmental strides.

2y ago

The ‘crossfire’ controversy

The piece “No ‘crossfire’ deaths since US sanctions” published in this newspaper on January 11 will definitely engage all thinking minds, especially those entrusted with the maintenance of law and public order.

2y ago
January 29, 2024
January 29, 2024

Tackling the bad apples of police

The onus of ensuring malpractice-free management of the police force squarely rests with the police hierarchy.

March 17, 2023
March 17, 2023

Remembering the Patriarch

Bangabandhu, through an intense process of national consciousness-building, equipped a people to defend their sovereignty.

March 11, 2023
March 11, 2023

Behind the pre-eminence of bureaucrats

The question is one of making the bureaucracy more responsible and responsive.

October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022

Mechanisms to hold the police accountable do exist; why aren't we using them?

It is imperative to bring the police under a system of accountability that earns public confidence.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Was Jinnah the real villain in the story of partition?

On June 3, 1947, Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India, announced his plan for the partition of the subcontinent—in particular that of Punjab and Bengal.

March 24, 2022
March 24, 2022

Getting out of the extrajudicial mode

Of late, media reports that indicate that the infamous phenomenon of extrajudicial killings has been resorted to more by the mainstream police outfit than the elite unit of the law-enforcing apparatus should bring no comfort, and indeed should be viewed with concern.

February 13, 2022
February 13, 2022

What ails our local governments?

The unfortunate fact of our times is that all reports on Bangladesh’s socio-economic progression almost invariably point to the lack of good governance as a significant deficit in our developmental strides.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

The ‘crossfire’ controversy

The piece “No ‘crossfire’ deaths since US sanctions” published in this newspaper on January 11 will definitely engage all thinking minds, especially those entrusted with the maintenance of law and public order.

December 18, 2021
December 18, 2021

Understanding the spirit of the Liberation War

In recent times, there have been many discussions, discourses and deliberations on “muktijuddher chetona,” wherein passionate and eloquent speakers have emphasised the imperative of holding aloft the spirit of our great Liberation War.

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

The invisible struggles of constables

Historically speaking, repression was the dominant feature of colonial policing, at least between 1930 and the Partition in 1947, and one cannot be certain if the attitude of the ruling establishments in the subcontinent has significantly changed insofar as the use of police powers is concerned.

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