Jyotirmoy Barua | The Daily Star
  • Jyotirmoy Barua

    Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua is an advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

  • ICT cases and lack of justification for remand

    When we talk about cases filed under the ICT Act, 2006, Section 57 of the Act crosses our mind almost instantly. Since its enactment in 2006, there were no charges under Section 57 until April 2013 when four bloggers were arrested for alleged incitement of religious hatred. There wasn't even a tribunal to try the cases, as the government had never felt the need to establish one until the end of 2013.
  • What do Buddhists in Bangladesh have to do with the Rohingya crisis anyway?

    Unless we can remain vigilant and ensure that a politics of hate does not seep into our everyday lives and politics, there are fears that the religious sentiments of people may be exploited—and communalism fuelled—by certain quarters looking to benefit at the local and national level.