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WHY HASINA ERA WILL BE REMEMBERED IN OUR HISTORY?

WHY HASINA ERA WILL BE REMEMBERED IN OUR HISTORY? ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY One of the most influential American magazines Foreign Policy has published a list of 100 top global thinkers of the present decade and Sheikh Hasina is one of … Continue reading

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BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING The significance of Bangladesh government’s attitude towards the Rohingya problem is that it has been pragmatic – ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY – This year on 28th September Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be 70. I … Continue reading

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WESTERN DUPLICITY IN CONFRONTING TERRORISM IN BANGLADESH

WESTERN DUPLICITY IN CONFRONTING TERRORISM IN BANGLADESH ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY  ‘Pilot is burnt alive in IS cage’ -a news was published last Wednesday on 4th February in a London newspaper with this banner headline. The news was published along with … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH AND ITS CONFUSION ON DEMOCRACY

BANGLADESH AND ITS CONFUSION ON DEMOCRACY ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY Everyone in Bangladesh claims that they need democracy. Even a party like Jamaat, which believes in theocracy, want to see democracy in Bangladesh. BNP joined the bandwagon too, despite having military … Continue reading

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DOES MODI REALLY WISH TO TAME THE WILD HORSE OF RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM ?

DOES MODI REALLY WISH TO TAME THE WILD HORSE OF RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM ? ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Recently I was reading an Indian daily. In one issue they have published three or four news items which naturally raised a question in … Continue reading

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WHEN MEMBERS OF THE ELITE CLASSES REMAIN SILENT IN THE FACE OF TERRORISM

WHEN MEMBERS OF THE ELITE CLASSES REMAIN SILENT IN THE FACE OF TERRORISM ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Let me start by repeating the old saying-when Rome was burning Nero was playing his flute. We can draw an analogy between this saying … Continue reading

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FACING THE CHALLENGE OF TERRORISM

FACING THE CHALLENGE OF TERRORISM ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Government has at last declared rewards of lump sum amount for providing information on miscreants involved with terrorism and have also assured anonymity of informants. About a week has passed after the … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA’S SCORECARD ON RETURN FROM USA

SHEIKH HASINA’S SCORECARD ON RETURN FROM USA ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY  Last Tuesday (30th September) I met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in London and we had a pleasant discussion on the country and politics. I had the privilege to talk to … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH VISITED AND REVISITED

BANGLADESH VISITED AND REVISITED ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY  More than a year ago in mid-2013 I visited Dhaka. Bangladesh then was facing an uncertain future. Awami League and BNP were at loggerheads about the process and procedure of the next election … Continue reading

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KHALEDA, TARIQUE DISTORT HISTORY: WANT HASINA’S DEMOCRACY

KHALEDA, TARIQUE DISTORT HISTORY: WANT HASINA’S DEMOCRACY Abdul Gaffar Choudhury “When conspiracy to destroy the country begins, a move also starts to distort its history. After killing Bangabandhu, as the killers had understood that the ideology of Bangabandhu can’t be … Continue reading

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ARE THEY HIRED INTELLECTUALS FOR WESTERN PROPAGANDA?

ARE THEY HIRED INTELLECTUALS FOR WESTERN PROPAGANDA? ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Recently I read a book titled Why I am not a Muslim written by Ibn Warraq, one among the many recent books written by some Muslim intellectuals. This is his … Continue reading

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WHY WE NEED TO CONFRONT JIHADISTS AND POLITICAL ISLAM

WHY WE NEED TO CONFRONT JIHADISTS AND POLITICAL ISLAM ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Part-II In our subcontinent, Islam was first introduced mainly by Sufis and Ulema from Persia. Islam was in its liberal form in Persia rather than in Arabian Peninsula. … Continue reading

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WHY WE NEED TO CONFRONT JIHADISTS AND POLITICAL ISLAM

WHY WE NEED TO CONFRONT JIHADISTS AND POLITICAL ISLAM ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Now Islam is a synonym for terrorism in the western world. Whenever someone criticises Islamic terrorists they try to find the source of terrorism even in Qur’an. Recently … Continue reading

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WIND OF CHANGE IN OUR POLITICS

WIND OF CHANGE IN OUR POLITICS ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY  Now the wind is blowing in the opposite direction in our politics. So long we have heard that Sheikh Hasina government is no more popular with the outside world. A superpower … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA’S SCORECARD ON RETURN FROM USA

SHEIKH HASINA’S SCORECARD ON RETURN FROM USA ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Last Tuesday (30th September) I met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in London and we had a pleasant discussion on the country and politics. I had the privilege to talk to … Continue reading

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OUR NATION DOES NOT NEED AN UNNECESSARY CONTROVERSY

OUR NATION DOES NOT NEED AN UNNECESSARY CONTROVERSY ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Just after the independence of India, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic. The killer was hanged but his supporters did not stop from the character assassination of … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH : SWINGING BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR

BANGLADESH : SWINGING BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY  Narendranath Modi, the BJP Leader, will take oath as Prime Minister of India on 26th May. All the prime ministers of the SAARC countries are invited to attend the oath-taking … Continue reading

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AWAMI LEAGUE MUST FIGHT THE ENEMY WITHIN

AWAMI LEAGUE MUST FIGHT THE ENEMY WITHIN  ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Almost a week has passed after the Narayanganj tragedy. RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) has appointed an inquiry committee to investigate the brutal killings of the 7 persons who were first kidnapped, … Continue reading

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SPECTRE OF NEO-FASCISM IN INDIAN POLITICS

SPECTRE OF NEO-FASCISM IN INDIAN POLITICS ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY  The electorate of India was also warned by a significant number of Bollywood actors about the consequences of the victory of Narendra Modi and they have started collecting signature from people … Continue reading

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WHY BANGLADESH ABSTAINED FROM CRIMEAN VOTE?

WHY BANGLADESH ABSTAINED FROM CRIMEAN VOTE? ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY By abstaining from the General Assembly’s vote Dhaka wanted to remain neutral in this Washington-Moscow rivalry. If Ambassador Mozena cannot accept this he can also follow the example of Nancy Powell … Continue reading

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