Nazmul Ahasan | The Daily Star
  • Nazmul Ahasan

  • The effect of partisan policing

    In less than five days after the candidates officially hit the campaign trail on December 11, a number of opposition candidates—including prominent figures such as Dr Kamal Hossain, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Mirza Abbas and Reza Kibria—came under attack from their opponents, a trend that has since continued unabated.
  • Nitpicking over nominations

    Among the reports of a record number of nomination papers being rejected by election officials, Reza Kibria's case is particularly intriguing.
  • EC seems to be in denial of ground realities

    It's barely a secret that even after the election schedule was announced, the police filed hundreds, if not thousands, of so-called political cases against leaders and activists linked to the opposition.
  • What rocks Hefajat's boat?

    In a grand rally, Hefajat-e-Islam, a Qawmi Madrasa-based Islamist pressure group, has recently thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her government’s recognition of Dawrae Hadith (Takmil) Certificate in Qawmi Madrasa. Hefajat enjoys considerable support among the country’s conservative populace. Therefore, its endorsement of the current government can make a difference in the forthcoming elections.
  • After the dialogue, now what?

    It was unsurprising that the much-hyped dialogue between the ruling and opposition alliances didn't yield notable signs of progress.
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