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The Genealogy of the Secular Discourse of Bangladesh – A Second Reading to Bangladesh History

Mubashar Hasan*

Dhaka, May 8, 2015 (Alochonaa):

Even though, according to a series of Gallup and Pew Research polls, Bangladeshi society is now perhaps most illiberal in its history of existence, most informed readers know that a strong secular discourse led by a group of academics, creative writers and artists still continues to flourish and resisting the illiberalism to be the main discourse of the country. 2,275 more words


Attacks on Safe Campuses

Bangladesh’s public university campuses were again desecrated as infighting broke out in several campuses [1] and molestation of women took place amid Bengali New Year’s celebration. 988 more words



– M.H Kawsar

Every year, on February 14, the youth of Bangladesh ceremoniously celebrate the Valentines’ Day. Sale of cards and gift adorned with cupid signs and heart shapes reach their sales peak on the day as people wish ‘happy Valentine’s Day’ to their special ones. 993 more words

Bangladesh: Farabi Shafiur Rahman arrested in viscous murder of America blogger Avijit Roy

Bangladesh News 24: The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested one Farabi Shafiur Rahman over the murder of writer and blogger Avijit Roy.

He had then secured bail from the High Court. 96 more words


Police’s responsibility questioned over blogger Avijit murder

Questions have been raised over police officers’ responsibility’, centring on the attack on writer Avijit Roy and his wife on Dhaka University campus on Thursday night, as police are deployed at several points surrounding the place of the attack. 445 more words

Attackers Kill American Writer at Bangladesh Book Fair

by IPT News  •  Feb 26, 2015 

A Bangladeshi-American writer who endured threats from Islamists over his secular views was hacked to death in Dhaka late Thursday,  440 more words

Counter Jihad Report

Arsenic Sampling in Bangladesh

With more than a hundred million people threatened by arsenic contamination of drinking water, there is a pressing demand to understand the mechanism of arsenic mobilisation in aquifers. 209 more words