Najrul Khasru

The tragedy of a fallen remittance fighter

Johurul Islam of Gaibandha was a remittance fighter. He was barely 18 when he left Bangladesh to work as a construction worker in Malaysia.

The alarming trend of trial by police

A young female is reported missing. The police find a dead body. The relatives identify the body. The police make an arrest and question the suspect.

A capital crime may have been committed

This is what we know: It was a recorded telephone call. The caller is a male, and so is the recipient.

A case for declaring Probashi Dibash in Mujib Year

In 1970, there were approximately 40,000 Bangladeshi expatriates living in Britain.

Demonising of probashis has damaged Bangladesh’s efforts to contain coronavirus

On March 14, a group of probashis (expatriates), arriving from Italy, were transferred to a local facility to go through the government’s newly initiated coronavirus screening procedures.

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”.

Every Life Matters

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.” — Theodore Roosevelt

A tale of two women

IT was an evening in May 1989. Kiranjit Ahluwalia, an Indian woman living in a small town in England, served her husband his dinner.

Tap into resources abroad to develop human capital at home

Three years ago, the then president of Uruguay, José Mujica, travelled to Berlin to meet Chancellor Merkel. She had already been in office for 10 years and was well accustomed to receiving Third World leaders seeking monetary assistance to contribute to the development of their countries. If she thought she was about to meet another such leader, she was in for a surprise.

Human rights and detention of the mentally ill

The International Bill of Human Rights together with the CRPD provides a comprehensive charter, among other things, to be adopted by a ratifying state for a modern and non-discriminatory mental health system.

Bangladeshi expatriates' voting rights – and wrongs

The right to vote is a funda-mental right of citizenship, and this right is not affected by where a citizen chooses to live,” said Jean-Pierre Kings...

Review proposed citizenship law

On February 1, 2016, the Cabinet of Bangladesh government approved its draft Citizenship Bill 2016, paving the way for it to go through the Parliamentary procedure at a suitable time. That procedure is yet to be initiated.