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CJ India warns against corporal punishment

Sir Frank Peters

The chief justice of India, Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud, has issued a stern warning against the ill effects of corporal punishment from personal experience as a victim. Speaking at a seminar in Kathmandu last Saturday, he recalled when he was caned at school. The incident occurred when he was a Class 5 pupil. The eminent jurist is now 65.

That time-lapse alone speaks volumes about its evil. Corporal punishment is never forgotten, only pushed...

Bangladesh may ban Corporal Punishment

Sir Frank Peters

TODAY (Tuesday, April 30) is International End Corporal Punishment Day, which is a day set aside to grip every country by its green-edged borders that has not already banned the horrific practice, give it a good ‘wake-up’ shake into reality, and awaken it to the colossal harm it’s doing to its children. Sometimes it takes more than one vigorous shake for governments in semi-permanent hibernation, to wake up to the cruel reality and hypocrisy of their claim tha...

American Muslims Are in a Painful, Familiar Place

 By Rozina Ali

When President Biden landed in Tel Aviv days after Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre of more than 1,400 people, he told an audience of Israelis that this was not just Israel’s Sept. 11, that “it was like 15 9/11s.” The comparison, which emerged widely and immediately, seemed apt on the surf...

What lies ahead for Bangladesh?

Sudha Ramachandran

[caption id="attachment_29806" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sudha Ramachandran[/caption] Bangladesh is due to vote in general elections in January 2024. Opposition parties are threatening to boycott the election if the Awami League government does not meet their demand for elections under a caretaker government. The opposition’s protest rallies have been peaceful so far, but this could change in the coming weeks and months, especially if the sta...

Mujibnagar Govt and Bangabandhu’s Leadership

Under Bangabandhu’s leadership, we got the country called Bangladesh. Now the country is well recognized in the world because of his daughter Sheikh Hasina. Under her proper guidance, the government is moving forward. Writing about the life and politics of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will not end in a whole day or a whole month. The Father of the Nation is an integral part of history.

-- writes Dr Md. Shafiqul Islam

Every year on April 17, Bangladesh co...