A useful article on the history of Muslim fundamentalism in Bangladesh.
BRAC and the Pratichi Trust-Bangladesh founded by Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen, took an initiative to train women from the remote corners of Bangladesh in journalism.
The protesters had gathered to hear their neighbours denounced as heretics and infidels. The target of this passionate hatred was the Ahmadiyya community, sometimes called Ahmadis or Qadianis.
The Bangladeshi writer Fatemolla is a familiar name, mainly among Internet users/readers interested in the critique of political Islam, especially among Bangladeshi Muslim freethinkers.
WLUML again urges you to respond with increased pressure on the Bangladesh Government regarding their duty to protect minority communities.
Predominantly male protesters carried banners pledging to stop acid throwing. The men, and some acid victims also present at the rally, called for greater government efforts to stop the practice.
Bangladesh's government has recently banned two fringe Islamic political organisations, accusing them of being behind a recent spate of bomb explosions.
A statement issued by 115 women in Dhaka, following the assassination of Shah A M S Kibria and five members of his audience (Abul Hossain, Farid, Manjurul Huda Manju, Siddiq Ali, Abdur Rahim) in a grenade attack on a public meeting in Habiganj, Sylhet.
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen flew into Dhaka just to award certificates to 32 bright, young women aspiring to come journalists through a programme called the Salma Sobhan Fellowship in Journalism for Women taken up by BRAC and Pratichi Trust.
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