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Midnight Justice

These two court orders, in an in-depth sense, again remind us that children and their rights must be protected regardless of their social status, time, place or race. The midnight justice which was delivered to protect the two orphan grandsons of former Attorney General KS Nabi, cannot be an exception, rather a case to be applicable to every child in Bangladesh. The court rightly deserves the honour always. Similarly, every child deserves to sleep in peace at night in the home of their own, writes Farrukh Khosru.

A new dimension has been added to the history of judicial efficacy in Bangladesh with a verbal suo moto rule delivered at midnight to uphold the right of two orphans. The orphan boys, grandsons of...

VCs Like Generals With No Guns

Two phrases consist of same words; just change the position of the words, the meaning also alters --- lexically and contextually. The words are business and education, and when they set altering to make sense, they are --- either Business Education or Education business. Very unfortunately, these two words are now very synonymous considering the reality of private universities in Bangladesh, writes Farrukh Khosru.

However, after the collapse of Soviet statehood, with the emergence of corporate capitalism u...

Happy Birthday to PM Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina- Prime Minister of Bangladesh and daughter of Independent Bangladesh's first President and Father of the Bengali Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born in Tungipara, East Pakistan on 28 September 1947, writes Md. Arafat Rahman. Her mother was Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib. She was active in the student politics of Eden Girls' College, Dhaka. She is the longest-serving Prime Minister in the history of Bangladesh. Her political career has spanned more than four decades. She previously served as Opposition Leader from 1986 to 1990, and 1991 to 1995, then as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001. She has been leading the Bangladesh Awami League (AL) since 198...

Not So Powerful

There is nothing to be surprised or to be ashamed of that a newly-wed girl was raped on an education premises in Sylhet as we are routinely accustomed with such shyness. The principal of that college in an interview with a daily on Saturday said, ‘he was helpless’.  This is nothing new to be helpless in a lawless situation in the country due to lack of democratic norms in the government, writes Farrukh Khosru .

Earlier, we saw such heinous incidents performed by the Chhatra League, the students’ wing of the ruling party. The chariot of Victory of Chhatra League has been unabated since Awami League assumed power in 2009. Chhatra League has now successfully become the brand of shame, murders, brutality, arson and controversies...

Enforced Disappearances

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) is set to hold its 45th Regular Session. Enforced Disappearance is one of the thematic issues on which the independent experts of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) is scheduled to present their annual report in this Session.

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) draws the attention of the UN Independent Experts and the Human