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Human Rights

Dhaka seeks int’l support to solve Rohingya crisis

Dhaka seeks int’l support to solve Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh has sought cooperation of the international community for the implementation of its National Strategy to address the issue of undocumented Myanmar nationals here.   Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque, now in Geneva, conveyed the request while briefing the international community on the Bangladesh National Strategy to address the issue of undocumented Myanmar nationals. The Foreign...

Between The Lines

Parties ignore human rights

DICTATORSHIPS get a fillip when democracies falter. India committed this cardinal sin when it abstained from voting at the UN Human Rights Council. A resolution was sought to be passed to seek an international, transparent inquiry to find out whether Sri Lanka had killed in cold blood 40,000 soldiers and others in the wake of hostilities against the Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eelam (LTTE). They had surrendered unconditionally. India's abstention reminds me of the words of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru:...

Right to life and liberty in Bangladesh

THE human rights situation in Bangladesh came under Universal Period Review (UPR) for the second time on April 29, 2013. The working group concerned adopted the report on Bangladesh on May 2, 2013. In her submission, the head of the Bangladesh delegation, the then foreign minister, claimed that the government was “focused on building a robust normative and institutional framework… to ensure that all citizens enjoyed all human rights as guaranteed in the Constitution.” Among other things the minister highlighted...

FIRST CENSUS IN DECADES

Myanmar bars name 'Rohingya'

Myanmar bars name 'Rohingya'

Enumerators fanned out across Myanmar today for a census that has been widely criticised for stoking religious and ethnic tensions, after the government denied members of a long-persecuted Muslim minority the right to identify themselves as "Rohingya". And administrators in some parts of the country — including rebel controlled areas in Kachin and Wa...

In South Africa, children raping children

In South Africa, children raping children

It is hard to imagine – a three-year-old girl being raped. It is even harder to fathom the rapists being children themselves. But in South Africa, not only is this crime shockingly common, it may be on the rise, according to a CNN report. Total 45 percent of rapes reported to the police in South...

Surgery 'done By Ward Boy'

HC summons RMCH officials

The High Court yesterday summoned the director and the registrar of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) to explain a reported incident that a ward boy of the hospital had carried out an operation in absence of a surgeon. The RMCH officials have been asked to appear before the court on March 5 also to explain their role in connection with the incident. The order came in response to a writ petition filed by a rights organisation-- Human Rights and Peace...

For 4-yr-old Syrian boy, it’s a lonely journey in desert

For 4-yr-old Syrian boy, it’s a lonely journey in desert

A four-year-old Syrian refugee who was discovered alone in the middle of the desert was reunited with his family across the border in Jordan, Yahoo News reported quoting a United Nations official Sunday. The boy, Marwan, had apparently become separated from his mother when he was spotted by humanitarian workers for the United Nations...

Qatar World Cup

400 Nepalese die since construction began

400 Nepalese die since construction began

More than 400 Nepalese migrant workers have died on Qatar's World Cupbuilding sites as the Gulf state prepares to host the event in 2022, a report will reveal this week reports the British daily The Guardian. The grim statistic comes from the Pravasi Nepali Co-ordination Committee, a respected human rights organisation which compiles lists...

Editorial

No respite in extra-judicial killings

FAR from diminishing, incidents of extra-judicial killings have, of late, rather been registering an increasing trend. According to a local human rights watchdog, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), until February 10, some 44 persons have been the victims of extrajudicial murder and enforced disappearance.  What is most repugnant is that the majority of those killed or made to disappear by force were members of the opposition political parties.   There is reason to be highly concerned over the report, since...

242 opposition men 'killed' in a month: Khaleda

242 opposition men 'killed' in a month: Khaleda

  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today alleged that around 300 leaders and activists of the BNP-led 19-party alliance fell victim to murders and forced disappearance in a month from December 26 by whom she identified as joint forces and Awami League cadres. The former premier made the allegation at Hotel Westin this afternoon while giving...

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'Polls battle between two ideologies'

'Polls battle between two ideologies'

Priyanka Gandhi yesterday .......

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It is being viewed as Gandhi versus Gandhi.....

New book adds fuel to fire

New book adds fuel to fire

A new book by a former top ...

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