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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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DEATH OF ROMEL CHAKMA: NHRC seeks Army’s explanation

DEATH OF ROMEL CHAKMA NHRC seeks Army’s explanation Muktadir Rashid | Published: 00:23, Jun 24,2017 | Updated: 00:38, Jun 24,2017       The National Human Rights Commission has written to the defence ministry asking for a Bangladesh Army explanation … Continue reading

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The Best Years of My Life

Press release German Foreign Office and Neue Galerie Berlin will present Shahidul Alam at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum and at the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Berlin.   With the book publication and the exhibition “The best … Continue reading

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Quelling anti-Rampal protests (with South Korean assistance)

rahnuma ahmed It was a peaceful procession. We had gathered under the aegis of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, outside the National Press Club in Dhaka, on October 19, 2016. After a brief … Continue reading

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RESISTING RAMPAL

‘Go back NTPC, get out India’ rahnuma ahmed Of all the slogans raised in protest against the coal power plant being built at Rampal in Bagerhat, this one’s the best.

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Didi. The Street Fighter

MAHASWETA DEVI (JANUARY 14, 1926 – JULY 28, 2016), WRITER AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST Protocol wasn’t Didi’s thing. Shoitan! (Satan) she would say lovingly. And then grab you and plonk you on her lap. The fact that both Rahnuma and I were far … 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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