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...

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...

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...

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.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

CPJ condemns attacks on liberal minds

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned Saturday’s separate attacks that killed publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan and injured another publisher Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury Tutul.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

Hanif's insensate remarks

We are somewhat assuaged by Mahbubul Alam Hanif's apology for the remarks he had made on the comments of Professor Fazlul Huq, father of late Dipan.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

It must be stopped

Emboldened by the government's lack of action, the extremists will eventually expand their attacks on liberals, politicians, journalists, writers and anyone who disagrees with their views and...

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

Case filed over attacks on Dipan, Tutul

Razia Rahman, wife of slain publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, files a murder case with Shahbagh Police Station in connection with the killing of her husband.

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

UK minister concerned over attacks on publishers

UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire expresses deep concern over the attacks on publishers and bloggers in Bangladesh.

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

“As a society we are failing to see the grave ramifications of all these”

I knew Faisal Arefin Dipan since 2006 when he presided over the first gathering of the free thinking bloggers who write in Bangla.