Bangladesh

While the media spotlight has been focused on Pakistan and Afghanistan, the rise of fundamentalism in nearby Bangladesh has gone virtually unnoticed.
South Asia's rich tradition of pluralism and tolerance must be upheld in total refusal of growing communalisation of politics which inculcates hatred for the "other."
Bangladeshi women who face harassment from males lack any access to avenues of social or legal redress. The suicide of Simi Banu tragically highlights the need for the law to protect not only female ‘modesty’, but the very right to equality.
The rally, organised jointly by the Acid Survivors Foundation and the Bengali daily Prothom Alo, was aimed at displaying the collective shame and anger of Bangladeshi men.
The implications for the region and beyond are grave, but it's not too late for a counter-revolution.
Simi Banu, a young and talented artist of Narayangonj Fine Arts Institute, committed suicide at her residence in Khilgaon thana, Dhaka on December 23.
Simi Banu, a young and talented artist of Narayangonj Fine Arts Institute, committed suicide at her residence in Khilgaon thana, Dhaka on December 23.
A Division Bench of the High court has issued a rule nisi on the Bangladeshi government to investigate recent attacks on religious minorities as reported by the NGO Ain-O-Salish Kendra (ASK) and to submit a report on the matter by 15 January 2001.
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