Category Archives: SHAHRIAR KABIR

Violation of Human Rights by the BNP/JAMAAT 2001-2006 GOVERNMENT

VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY THE JAMAAT/BNP COALITION GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH BETWEEN 2001/2005 SHAHRIAR KABIR The four-party alliance, which is infested with fundamentalist and communalist forces, came to power following the 8th general elections held on 1 October 2001. The … Continue reading

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Cultural history of secular humanism in Bangladesh

CULTURAL HISTORY OF SECULAR HUMANISM IN BANGLADESH SHAHRIAR KABIR Bangladesh was the first country in South Asia to have adopted a secular Constitution. The bloody War of Liberation that continued for nine odd months in 1971 and culminated in the … Continue reading

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“Tormenting Seventy One”

“TORMENTING SEVENTY ONE” – SHAHRIAR KABIR – Since independence in 1971, about 1200 books have been published on the liberation war of Bangladesh, of which 300 are historical or memoirs with the focus on the reasons or political analysis as … Continue reading

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So-called simplicity and falsehood of Jamat-e-Islami leaders

SO-CALLED SIMPLICITY AND FALSEHOOD OF JAMAT-E-ISLAMI LEADERS SHAHRIAR KABIR Leaders of Jamat-e-Islami – the main outfit of the killers, collaborators and war criminals of ’71 – are accustomed to expressing violent reactions whenever anything goes against them. Their recent fury … Continue reading

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Cultural history of secular humanism in Bangladesh

CULTURAL HISTORY OF SECULAR HUMANISM IN BANGLADESH SHAHRIAR KABIR Presented at the ‘Secular Islam Summit’ held in St Petersburg, Florida, USA on 3-5 March 2007 Bangladesh was the first country in South Asia to have adopted a secular Constitution. The … Continue reading

Posted in ACHIEVEMENTS - SUCCESS, BENGALI NATIONALISM, IDENTITY & PATRIOTISM, ISLAMIC EXTREMISM, LAW & ORDER, POLITICS - GOVERNANCE, RELIGION & STATE, RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN & DUTY, SECULARISM, SHAHRIAR KABIR | Leave a comment

Jamat-i-Islami of Bangladesh and the Regional Jihadi Networks

JAMAT-I-ISLAMI OF BANGLADESH AND THE REGIONAL JIHADI NETWORKS By Shahriar Kabir  Most national dailies of Bangladesh published on May 21, 2004, the gruesome photographic testimony of brutality of Bangla Bhai, the self-proclaimed militant fundamentalist, from greater Rajshahi area. Picture showed dead … Continue reading

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Jamat-e-Islami’s link with Islamic militancy

JAMAT-E-ISLAMI’S LINK WITH ISLAMIC MILITANCY By Shahriar Kabir How much more evidence does Jamat require of its militancy link? In writing about the militancy link of Jamat-e-Islami and the coalition government for the last six years, we have not only … Continue reading

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