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In the name of “right to protest”, BNP-Jamaat maintained notorious political culture: Joy

Over a period of two decades, BNP in collaboration with its extremist ally Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir maintained a notorious political culture marked by homicidal assaults on law enforcement and innocent bystanders, premeditated vandalism and firebombing on transportation, arson attacks against minorities and other communities, and the assassination of political opponents in the name of “right to protest”, Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy posted on his verified Facebook page.

“BNP brought in Dalim, Rashid to plot Aug 21 attack”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that the August 21 grenade attack was carried out under direct patronage of the then BNP-Jamaat government to kill her and wipe out the top leadership of Awami League 18 years ago.

How democracy backslides

We are living in a time which can no longer be described as a democratic era. Almost 61 percent of the global population now live

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

In the name of “right to protest”, BNP-Jamaat maintained notorious political culture: Joy

Over a period of two decades, BNP in collaboration with its extremist ally Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir maintained a notorious political culture marked by homicidal assaults on law enforcement and innocent bystanders, premeditated vandalism and firebombing on transportation, arson attacks against minorities and other communities, and the assassination of political opponents in the name of “right to protest”, Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy posted on his verified Facebook page.

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

“BNP brought in Dalim, Rashid to plot Aug 21 attack”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that the August 21 grenade attack was carried out under direct patronage of the then BNP-Jamaat government to kill her and wipe out the top leadership of Awami League 18 years ago.

September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019

How democracy backslides

We are living in a time which can no longer be described as a democratic era. Almost 61 percent of the global population now live

February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019

A victim no more

Do you remember the 13-year-old girl from Ullahpara, Sirajganj, who was gang-raped by members of the then ruling party after the 2001 election? Do you remember her portrait that was published in almost all newspapers, where she was hiding her face in her hands? Or that title 'Aami ekhon mukh dekhabo ki kore (how will I show my face to society now)?'

January 11, 2019
January 11, 2019

What do the affidavits of our MPs disclose about their past?

The past week gave the country a new parliament—289 lawmakers congregated in the Oath Room of the Parliament Complex, stood facing Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury and took an oath to serve their constituencies for the next four years.

November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018

The Minority Report

While declaring the schedule for the upcoming general election, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda in his speech on November 8, commented that people “irrespective of their caste, creed, and religion get into a festive mood on Election Day”.