Category Archives: Killings

ROMEL CHAKMA. PART-I: Is custodial killing heroic?

by rahnuma ahmed Romel Chakma, 20 year-old HSC examinee and student leader of Pahari Chatra Parishad, was picked up by army personnel on April 5, 2017. Allegedly tortured, he died in hospital two weeks later. Romel Chakma © Photographer not known. … Continue reading

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Irfanul Islam, and an 8-mile stretch of road

by rahnuma ahmed Why was Irfan killed? Why did they have to kill him, if it was for the money, they had already snatched it away, why kill him? Was it accidental, did he die because a novice, or a … Continue reading

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HUMAN CHAIN: Protest against the murder of Photographer and Drik Employee ‘Irfanul Islam’

  প্রেস বিজ্ঞপ্তি দৃক কর্মকর্তা ও আলোকচিত্রী মোঃ ইরফানুল ইসলাম হত্যার প্রতিবাদে মানববন্ধন ঢাকা। ৮ এপ্রিল, ২০১৬ দৃক কর্মকর্তা ও আলোকচিত্রী মোঃ ইরফানুল ইসলাম হত্যার প্রতিবাদে দৃক পিকচার লাইব্রেরি লিমিটেড ও পাঠশালা সাউথ এশিয়ান মিডিয়া ইন্সটিটিউট যৌথ উদ্যোগে ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের … Continue reading

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Citizen, Defend Thyself

Originally published in Deutsche Welle “The government can’t protect people in their bedrooms” the prime minister angrily retorted when questioned about the brutal murder of a young couple, both journalists, in their own home. Three years later the police have … Continue reading

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Why the rise of fascism is again the issue

By John Pilger johnpilger.com 26 February 2015 The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness. Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering … Continue reading

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Tolerating Death in a Culture of Intolerance

Another blogger. Ananta Bijoy Das, murdered today. Police too busy beating up students to notice: ———————————————————————————————————- Tolerating Death in a Culture of Intolerance | Economic and Political Weekly. COMMENTARY Economic & Political Weekly EPW MARCH 21, 2015 vol l no … Continue reading

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How many more Avijit’s must we mourn?

Mourning Avijit Roy It was a few yards away from where Dr. Milon had been killed. Then it had been suspected the police were involved. This time, the police were a silent witness. Blogger and human rights activist Dr. Avijit Roy … Continue reading

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STRANGER THAN FICTION: America’s ramped up nuclear capability: Prelude to another Cold War?

by TAJ HASHMI* While people across the world for the last three years have been watching the unbelievable resurgence in state- and non-state-actor-sponsored violence and terror across the Arab World – Libya, Egypt, Syria, Gaza, and of late, Iraq – … Continue reading

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Behind the Gaza ceasefire Israel and Hamas talk potential peace

By James m. Dorsey Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Synopsis Israel and Hamas have significantly moderated their attitudes towards one another despite official denials. Indirect talks in Cairo designed to achieve a lasting ceasefire between the two war weary parties effectively constitute negotiations about … Continue reading

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