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Are Islamic Extremists Poised to Swallow Bangladesh?

Paper No. 5916                                Dated 16-Apr-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The assassination of two liberal bloggers in quick succession in February and March raises some very disturbing questions.

Hoping for a Peaceful Bangladesh

Paper No. 5913                               Dated 11-Apr-2015
 
Guest Column:  By Kazi Anwarul Masud
                                    
The world is passing through a stage of conundrum. 
 

Bangladesh: Street Protests and Blockades Tapering off: Firmness Pays

Paper No. 5910                                 Dated 09-Apr-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

There are unmistakable signs that the street protests and blockades in Dhaka, Chittagong and elsewhere of the opposition combine- BNP and JEI are tapering off though there is no official statement from the parties of having withdrawn the agitation.

Localized motivations for antisemitism within the Ummah

Paper No. 5907                                 Dated 06-Apr-2015

Guest Column by Dr. Rajesh Tembarai Krishnamachari

Antisemitism marked with an irrational prejudice against Jews and Israel is on the rise over the past decade after declining for much of the post WW-II era [1].

India Needs to Review Articles on Minorities in the Constitution

Paper No. 5893                                Dated 13-Mar-2015

By R. Upadhyay

Who is a minority?  This question arises when the Muslim community in this country in numbers exceeds most of the Muslims in other countries.  The term ‘minority’ was introduced by the British and its relevance in today’s India needs to be examined.  As pointed out by late Abul Kalam Azad, they form the second majority!This paper makes a strong case for a review of various articles relating to the “minorities” in the  Constitution.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Faux Pas

Paper No: 5887                                Dated 6-Mar-2015       

Guest Column by Kazi Anwarul Masud

Rarely in the history of modern diplomacy has a head of government of one country  imposed himself on another country over the explicit reservations expressed by the President and top officials of the host country.

Bangladesh: Avijit’s Murder Heralds Ominous Signs

Paper No. 5886                                Dated 05-Mar-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The assassination of Avijit Roy on Dhaka university campus on February 26 is a message to the secular and free thinking society of Bangladesh that the forces of religious intolerant groups are rising at a pace that even the Jamaatul Mujahidin Bangladesh(JMB) could not attain during the BNP-JEI rule from 2001-2006.

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