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"I went to the upazila chairman, who fixed Tk 40,000 as compensation through a salish (an informal court held by village elders) at his house in the early morning."
A Nine-year-old Rape Victim
in Matiranga, Khagrachhari.
The informal court consist of: Matiranga Upazila chairman Mohammad Shamsul Hoq, vice chairman Mohammad Delwar Hossein. The alleged rapist is Acting Mayor of Matiranga Municipality Abul Kalam.

"We informed the police immediately after our injured colleagues arrived at the office but the law enforcers did not show up in two hours. "
an employee of Proshika, one of the country's largest NGOs.
At least 20 employees of the NGO were injured by the hired men of the organisation's expelled chief Qazi Faruque Ahmed.

"As the state minister for home I will be sincere in checking the militants. I will try to create an environment so that the businessmen can do business safely, students continue their studies and politicians do politics freely. "
newly-appointed state minister for Home Affairs.

"This is the biggest army withdrawal from the area after the accord was signed. "
A Statement
of the Armed Forces Division.
The government has decided to withdraw a brigade and 35 security camps for the Chittagong Hill Tracts region.

Cartoon by Tanmoy


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