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Pandemic and prisons: the powder keg

Human-Kind is under attack. People of all races, colours, countries, religions and social classes stand on a common platform to face the massive onslaught of the coronavirus.

Protect human rights during the pandemic

In a situation where the covid-19 virus has overwhelmed some of the world’s best resourced healthcare systems, Bangladesh—like other developing countries—must brace for the worst.

Concern for Kajol during the pandemic

Does anyone know what had happened to Utpal Das? If you cannot remember who Utpal is, no one would blame you.

What comes after the ICJ ruling?

All eyes were turned to The Hague on Thursday when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) came back with its momentous decision on emergency provisional measures for the protection of the persecuted Rohingya population of Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State.

Killings at the Bangladesh-India border

January 7 marked the ninth anniversary of the gruesome killing of Felani Khatun, 15 years old, at Anantapur border of Phulbari Upzila

Why is most of Asia looking away from Myanmar?

The latest resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly condemning rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minority groups in Myanmar was the third such resolution on the subject.

April 7, 2020
April 7, 2020

Pandemic and prisons: the powder keg

Human-Kind is under attack. People of all races, colours, countries, religions and social classes stand on a common platform to face the massive onslaught of the coronavirus.

April 5, 2020
April 5, 2020

Protect human rights during the pandemic

In a situation where the covid-19 virus has overwhelmed some of the world’s best resourced healthcare systems, Bangladesh—like other developing countries—must brace for the worst.

April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020

Concern for Kajol during the pandemic

Does anyone know what had happened to Utpal Das? If you cannot remember who Utpal is, no one would blame you.

April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020

Domestic violence during the time of corona

The Covid-19 pandemic has opened our eyes to many vulnerabilities. With home quarantine proving to be a successful strategy, we are finally catching up and practicing it. Bangladeshi narratives about home quarantine now discuss how home is the safest place to ensure sanitisation, hygiene and disinfection.

March 31, 2020
March 31, 2020

Coronavirus threat: Tea workers’ say no to work

The tea workers of Shamshernagar Tea Garden in Kamalganj upazila, Moulvibazar, took matters into their own hands in defiance of the garden management and stopped work from March 27.

March 31, 2020
March 31, 2020

Covid-19 and the Rohingya refugee crisis

All around the world, the numbers are climbing. Each day registers thousands of new cases and lives lost. In Europe, now the epicenter of the pandemic, governments know that the worst is yet to come and are implementing increasingly restrictive measures to enforce social distancing and isolation.

March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020

Free flow of information in the time of COVID-19

Today the whole world is struggling to manage the global crisis of COVID-19 and Bangladesh has been listed as one of the 25 high risk countries.

March 14, 2020
March 14, 2020

Why citizens must speak out against injustice

The first amendment to the United States Constitution declares that government shall make no laws “abridging the freedom of speech”.

February 28, 2020
February 28, 2020

Four (custodial) deaths and an alibi

Failing to nab her husband, Yasmin Begum, a mother of two, was picked up by the Detective Branch of police in Gazipur in the evening of February 18.

February 16, 2020
February 16, 2020

What really happened in Bhashantek?

Between 1998 and 2010, the government of Bangladesh facilitated the construction of an affordable housing complex budgeted at Tk 341.65 crores for urban slum dwellers. However, today slum dwellers occupy only a minute fraction of the apartments allocated for them.