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Editorial

All those young people lied?

SO, it has been decided that the twenty juveniles who complained about being abused by the management of a correctional centre recently were not speaking the truth. Again, the management, despite all that evidence of wrongdoing on the part of its members, has been given a clean chit.   Something is going truly wrong at the Tongi Juvenile Development Centre, where the young people in question recently subjected themselves to physical pain as a way of drawing attention to their...

Finding fact in the crossfire

AS extrajudicial killings continue to dominate news in Bangladesh, the National Human Rights Commission's first probe into a crossfire death provides some respite. The report, submitted to the home ministry last week, identifies serious discrepancies in the police's version of 41-year-old Rajab Ali's death in the early hours of 16 February 2014. The police have trotted out their usual crossfire narrative: Ali was arrested for armed robbery and taken to a village to recover the firearms used. Ali's accomplices...

Extrajudicial killings to turn judiciary redundant: NHRC

Extrajudicial killings to turn judiciary redundant: NHRC

Chief of the National Human Rights Commission fears the country’s judiciary will become redundant if extrajudicial killings continue.   “Extrajudicial killings cannot occur in a civilised society under any circumstances. In the name of imaginary crossfire, encounters, killings and disappearances are against the rule of law and human rights,” Prof Mizanur Rahman said at a discussion. Bangladesh Democratic Lawyers’ Association, Supreme Court Wing, organised the event on “Constitution of 1971 is a Document of Bangladesh’s Existence” at the auditorium of the apex court. He said changes in whatsoever way the constitution by different autocratic regimes have...

Halt extra-judicial killings: NHRC

Halt extra-judicial killings: NHRC

Against the backdrop of people’s death in Rab ‘shootout’, National Human Right Commission (NHRC) today called for stopping all sorts of extra-judicial killings immediately. “No extra-judicial killing, whatever excuse is cited for, can continue in the country....It should be stopped immediately,” NHRC Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman said. He was speaking at a discussion marking the...

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''Modi sent emissaries to separatist leader''

'Modi sent emissaries to separatist leader'

The Jamaat-e-Islami of.......

Gujarat model a myth

Gujarat model a myth

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Modi vows to put away corrupt politicians

Modi vows to put away corrupt politicians

Narendra Modi yesterday ....

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