A Bangladeshi view of ’47 partition

A Bangladeshi view of ’47 partition

In Bangladesh, 1947 is a distant memory, forgotten by most as if it were ancestral prehistory, erased by the bloody 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. It was June 16, 1971 when soldiers from the Pakistan army rounded up all the Hindu men in Jogisu village in the Rajshahi district, about... Continua »
1st July 2016: how to forget?

1st July 2016: how to forget?

It seems like yesterday but it’s been already a year. I still remember clearly. Friday night, the last Friday of Ramadan 2016. I was watching a movie on my computer, as I did almost every night to relax after the day. It would be followed by a hard working day... Continua »
1° Luglio 2016: come dimenticare?

1° Luglio 2016: come dimenticare?

Sembra ieri ma e’ gia’ passato un anno. Ancora ricordo. Venerdi’ sera, ultimo venerdi’ di Ramadan 2016. Stavo guardando un film al computer, come facevo quasi tutte le sere per rilassarmi dopo la giornata. Sarebbe seguita una pesante giornata di lavoro come sempre. Il film era quasi finito, la bottiglia... Continua »
Dhaka’s Covert and Illegal War against Indigenous People of CHT

Dhaka’s Covert and Illegal War against Indigenous People of CHT

Traditionally, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) belongs to the 11 ethnic groups who collectively call themselves “Jumma indigenous people”. Dhaka has been silently sponsoring migration of millions of non-indigenous people from other parts of Bangladesh to CHT since the 1980’s. As a result, the population of non-indigenous people dramatically increased from... Continua »
BREAKING JIHAD Suicide attack at Dhaka airport

BREAKING JIHAD Suicide attack at Dhaka airport

One person has been killed in an explosion in front of a police box at the main entrance to Dhaka’s international airport amidst heightened security after a suicide attack on a RAB camp in the vicinity a week ago. The deceased, described as a young man by an airport police... Continua »
Police arrest Neo-“Jamaatul Mujaheddin Bangladesh” spiritual leader Abul Kashem

Police arrest Neo-“Jamaatul Mujaheddin Bangladesh” spiritual leader Abul Kashem

Police have arrested Maulana Abul Kashem who is believed to be the ‘spiritual leader’ of the Neo-JMB (Jamaatul Mujaheddin Bangladesh). Additional Deputy-Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Mohammad Yousuf Ali told bdnews24.com that “a unit of counter-terrorism police arrested him from Dhaka Thursday 2/3 night.” He said that Kashem earlier worked... Continua »
Bangladesh: Gulshan DCC market blaze

Bangladesh: Gulshan DCC market blaze

A massive fire broke out in Gulshan 1 DCC market (“Dhaka City Corporation Market”) – popular for baby foods, bags and “branded” garments – around 2:30am on Tuesday, collapsing parts of the building including the kitchen market and damaging several hundred shops. No casualties have been reported so far. Reason... Continua »
BanglaDAESH: A journey into the dark night of the Caliphate

BanglaDAESH: A journey into the dark night of the Caliphate

Thanks to the Dhaka Tribune for this article in memory and honour of the victims and survivors of the Dhaka terror attack of July 1 at “O’ Kitchen” restaurant and “Holey Artisan” Bakery. This recreation of the events of that night are based on direct witness accounts given to our... Continua »
Justice awaiting trial

Justice awaiting trial

The advocate Palash Kumar Roy (34) is original of Panchagarh, one of the northernmost regions of Bangladesh. He exercised his activities in Dhaka for the legal staff of the giant “Kohinoor Chemical Ltd.” Especially he dealt with the sale and purchase of land and real estate on behalf of the... Continua »