Faisal Arefin Dipan

Refusing to succumb to fear

The question we must be asking ourselves now is what this new fear means for our literary and intellectual culture in the bigger picture. It means the demise of whatever we have achieved in the past four and a half decades since our independence.

October 13, 2019
October 13, 2019

8 ‘militants’ indicted in Dipan murder case

A Dhaka court has indicted eight members of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam including sacked major Zia ul Haque in a case filed over the murder of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan in 2015.

November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015

Refusing to succumb to fear

The question we must be asking ourselves now is what this new fear means for our literary and intellectual culture in the bigger picture. It means the demise of whatever we have achieved in the past four and a half decades since our independence.

November 5, 2015
November 5, 2015

UN condemns attacks on bloggers, publishers

The UN strongly condemns the continuing violent attacks against bloggers and publishers in Bangladesh and urged the government to take urgent measures to protect the ones being threatened by extremists.

November 5, 2015
November 5, 2015

Gonojagoron Mancha to hold solidarity rally tomorrow

Police stop Gonojagoron Mancha’s token coffin march to the home ministry, brought out in protest to the killings of free thinkers and a publisher, near Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka.

November 5, 2015
November 5, 2015

Crocodile tears won't stop the killings

The former president is not alone in shedding fake tears. He is in good company. Every time a free thinker is murdered, voices are raised to condemn it. But this is quickly followed by silence. And then comes the inevitable oblivion.

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

Neither 'isolated' nor tolerable

The politics of manipulating the religion card and the denial of responsibility of the state to ensure citizens' basic rights have put the country in a situation, from where there is no immediate return.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

UN asks Bangladesh to ‘fully probe’ publisher killing

The United Nations has called upon Bangladesh authorities to “fully investigate” the killing of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

Attacks on publishers: Protests continue at DU

Dhaka University teachers and students along with people from different walks of life continue their demonstrations on Dhaka University campus protesting the recent attacks on publishers and bloggers that killed one and injured three others.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

Kamal, Hanif’s effigies burnt

The activists of Gonojagoron Mancha burn the effigy of Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahabubul Alam Hanif in Rangpur this morning for his “derogatory” comments about the father of slain publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

Law and order satisfactory, Kamal reiterates

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal reiterates his claim that the current law and order situation in the country is satisfactory.