By Ruma Paul and Nita Bhalla DHAKA/NEW DELHI – A new Bangladeshi law that lets underage girls marry their rapists for “the greater good of the adolescent” may put more children at risk of sexual abuse, child rights groups said on Wednesday. The impoverished South Asian nation has one of the highest rates of child […]Read More Bangladeshi law proposing child marriage in ‘special cases’ is a step backwards
By Taj Hashmi Corruption has become so integral to Bangladesh that consecutively for five years (2001-2005) that it remained the most corrupt country in the world. However, we hear things have changed for the better. On the one hand, the country has become self-sufficient in food; on the other, it’s no longer the most corrupt nation […]Read More Corruption in Bangladesh: perceptions vs. reality
By Taj Hashmi It’s absurd! It’s preposterous to suggest that around 40 per cent of Bangladeshis favour suicide terrorism. Yet this is what some American think tanks and “expert analysts” have recently come up with in their reports, to the detriment of Bangladesh’s reputation. Muslims in Bangladesh – around 90 per cent of the […]Read More Is popular support for suicide terrorism growing in Bangladesh?
Ayaz Ahmed With its phenomenal battlefield successes in the Middle East, Daesh has attracted an abundant supply of jihadi fighters inside Afghanistan, thus making significant inroads into this strife-torn country. According to some reports, the terror outfit has gained adequate areas for establishing itself in the provinces of Nangarhar, Paktika, Nooristan and Badakhan. With its […]Read More The Daesh problem
By Taj Hashmi Part 11 The way the US and Indian governments, and some conservative think tanks in the US are appraising the spate of killings in Bangladesh is very unfortunate. Recently (on May 3rd) the Heritage Foundation organized a workshop in Washington D.C. on the present situation in Bangladesh. The bias of the workshop is […]Read More Who is Killing Freethinkers in Bangladesh? Some Unresolved Issues