minority rights

Minorities call for equal rights

Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Oikya Parishad, a platform of different religious minority groups, today demanded that the government ensure their proper rights and representation in all strata of life including in politics, administration, armed forces and business

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Enabling minority voices

Mahatma Gandhi had once said, to judge how civilised a nation is, just look at how it treats its own minorities. Going by this yardstick, Bangladesh does not make a passing grade.

December 4, 2015
December 4, 2015

Minorities call for equal rights

Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Oikya Parishad, a platform of different religious minority groups, today demanded that the government ensure their proper rights and representation in all strata of life including in politics, administration, armed forces and business

October 15, 2015
October 15, 2015

WHEN THE TAIL WAGS THE DOG - MODI'S RSS CHALLENGE

The news of a mob in Dadri, a UP village in India of beating to death an individual suspected of cow slaughter would have been normally viewed just as another communal incident.

March 31, 2015
March 31, 2015

Probe eviction of 14 Hindu families

AT least 14 Hindu families have been evicted by land grabbers, allegedly at the behest of a local Jubo League leader, in Taltaliupazila of Barguna district.

February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015

Plain land adivasis need help

It is disquieting to see that plain land adivasis are increasingly falling victim to land grabbing. A press conference organised by two minority rights groups on Tuesday revealed that in the last two months, two murders, a rape, a rape attempt and looting of 60 Santal houses took place in the northern part of the country.