Bangladesh

There is a long-held and deeply cherished conviction among Bangladeshi Muslims that we are a tolerant and moderate people - an editorial by Zafar Sobhan.
The Bangladeshi parliament has amended its constitution to reserve 45 seats for women.
Taherunnessa Begum was only sixteen when she was married off to small time trader Sattar Mia twice her age.
Eminent writer and freethinker Humayun Azad famously posed this question to us all.
Article by WLUML networker, Sultana Kamal.
La situation de la communauté Ahmadiyya (Qadiani) du Bangladesh continue de se dégrader, suscitant des inquiétudes concernant sa sécurité.
The position of the Ahmadiyya (Qadiani) community in Bangladesh continues to deteriorate rapidly, raising grave concerns for their safety.
Bangladesh has banned publications by the minority Ahmadiyya movement amid demands from Islamic hardliners that it be declared non-Muslim.
But it is quite ironical that though fundamentalist forces have been systematically rehabilitated and encouraged through the two military governments it is through their participation in the pro-democratic movement and the support which they gave to a democratically elected government of 1991, that they emerged stronger than before.
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