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.

4m 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.

2y 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
November 3, 2021
November 3, 2021

It’s time to look into the well-being of the policemen

More often than not, the word “police” in our parlance gets adverse attention—and for understandable reasons.

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

The poisonous politics of communalism

While commenting on the unfortunate and shameful incidents triggered by the alleged desecration of Islamic scriptures in Cumilla,

September 25, 2021
September 25, 2021

Police recruitment must be fair and transparent

Recently, there have been news reports highlighting serious irregularities in the recruitment of constables in the district of Narayanganj.

September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021

Cleaning up our police force is critical

The malfeasance and misfeasance of some errant police officials in the recent past—which brought into sharp focus their worrisome delinquency—has perhaps prompted the Inspector General of Police to initiate a process of cleaning that apparently aims to rid the police of bad apples.

September 5, 2021
September 5, 2021

Remembering Professor Syed Saleheen Qadri

In the throes of struggling with the Covid-19 scourge, Bangladesh has unfortunately lost many of her illustrious sons in the not-too-distant past.

August 22, 2021
August 22, 2021

The sinister carnage of August 21, 2004

In the unfortunate annals of our political history, the month of August perhaps witnessed more macabre incidents than others.

August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021

74 Years Since Partition: Sectarian obstinacy and the Partition of 1947

For a significant number of people, including those who had ventured to understand the causes of the historic Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947,

August 15, 2021
August 15, 2021

Understanding the tragedy of August 15, 1975

All Bangladeshis, particularly those born after 1971, need to know and understand why the ghastly assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1971, is such a massive tragedy.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

What Ails Democracy?

There is a well-grounded belief that irrespective of the state of socio-economic progress, democracy as a form of government has not been able to take firm root in many societies.

June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021

The Mountbatten factor in India’s partition

It can be said without any fear of contradiction that one of history’s most massive displacements of population with the attendant violence and misery took place when,

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