Bangladesh Protests

  • 30 Minutes: Inside Bangladesh March 17, 2013

    42 years after Bangladesh was liberated, it is resonating with nationalist chants that are demanding hanging of war criminals and are looking for closure to the country's darkest chapter. ...
  • Bangladesh: One policeman dead as JI scales up agitation after tribunal verdict March 10, 2013

    Protests in Dhaka pressing for a ban on the Jamaat-e-Islaami continued after its vice president was sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes by a tribunal. The JI has scaled up its agitation and a policeman was killed in clashes with its activists on Sunday. ...
  • The Last Word: How should we understand the momentous political developments in Bangladesh? March 5, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday night sent a strong message to Bangladesh, rocked by violence, counselling that political differences be resolved through dialogue and communal peace and harmony maintained. ...
  • President's meeting with Zia called off due to security concerns: Ranjan Mathai March 4, 2013

    Bangladesh's key Opposition leader Khaleda Zia cancelled a plan meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday even as fresh violence marred his first foreign trip since taking over presidency. "We had fixed a time for Khaleda Zia to call on the President. The President was in fact looking forward to...
  • Bangladesh protests: Four Jamaat activists shot dead by police February 25, 2013

    The Jamaat activists have been demanding punishment for bloggers who they accuse of maligning Islam. ...
  • Bangladesh: Don't mix religion with our political scenario, say protesters February 18, 2013

    Over one lakh protesters took to the streets in Dhaka after the murder of a blogger, demanding death penalty for those found guilty of war crimes in 1971. "They have no right to do politics in our country because they are using religion in our political scenario which is total...