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Bangladesh: 1971 War Crimes coming full Circle

Paper No. 6041                                    Dated 27-Nov-2015

by Bhaskar Roy

The wheels of justice grind slowly, but they grind extremely small.  On November 22, Ali Ahsan Mohammed Mujahid and Saluddin Quader Choudhary, two of the worst perpetrators of atrocities against freedom loving Bengalees, were hanged to death.  After 44 long years the sufferers got some justice.  More importantly, the ghosts of 1971 haunting the nation, are beginning to be exorcised.

Book Review: Jeremy Seabrook, The Song of the Shirt,

Paper No. 6029                                  Dated 09-Nov-2015                          

By Prof. Charles Sarvan                                                                                                            

Rising Terrorism Can Derail Bangladesh

Paper No. 6022                      Dated 17-Oct-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

While the World Bank raised the status of Bangladesh to a lower middle – income country and World Bank President,Jim Yong Kim lauded Bangladesh’s role in empowering women,terming the country a model in women’s progress,rising terrorism has cast a shadow on the nation

Rising Deviant Islamist Terror in Bangladesh

Paper No. 5990                                   Dated 19-Aug-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Terrorists have no religion.  That is the emerging consensus globally so that religious sentiments are not hurt and society is not divided.  When murders are committed in the name of religion, it can at best be called deviant religious terrorism or extremism.  And these deviants went to establish a global caliphate by establishing minor caliphates in different regions of the world and amalgamate them.

Al Qaeda and ISIS in South Asia

Paper No. 5970                                  Dated 14-Jul-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The recent arrest (July, 02) pf 12 militants in Dhaka, Bangladesh, including the resident co-ordinator of the Al Qaeda in South Asia (AQIS) may not be a total surprise for counter-terrorism experts, but it is an eye-opener for the people of South Asia.

Modi's Visit to Bangladesh- View from Bangladesh

Modi’s Forthcoming Bangla Visit – Consolidating Relations and a Sub-SAARC

Paper No. 5943                                    Dated 29-May-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forthcoming visit to Bangladesh (June 6/7) is expected to be a game changer in relations among SAARC nations despite Pakistan’s efforts to be a spoiler.

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