C R Abrar

Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka. He researches and writes on rights and migration issues.

December 18, 2021
December 10, 2021
December 10, 2021
October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

We must stand firm against incursions into academic freedom

What is academic freedom? Why is academic freedom a necessary condition for educational institutions?

September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021

World News Day: In defence of the messenger

Today, September 28, is observed globally as World News Day.

August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021

No flowers for the birthday boy

December 2, 2013 was the birthday of Mahfuzur Rahman’s—a Chhatra Dal leader of Bangshal—son. Mahfuz promised his son that he would bring him flowers on the occasion and went out to buy flowers in...

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

The desperate plight of workers in pandemic

They work in mills and factories, also under tin sheds in squalid conditions. They begin their long days commuting in crammed public transport vehicles or taking long walks, braving monsoon rain or...

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

The case for unfettered internet freedom

As human beings, we enjoy the right to think and express ourselves.

July 5, 2021
July 5, 2021

Covid reality, Hindutva and the state of academic freedom

“The situation is alarming, ghastly and uncertain. Deaths all around and institutions seem to be collapsing fast. More seriously, there is no able political head who can lead the nation at this...

June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021

The long wait for a caring and rights-respecting state

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown major challenges to public policy framing. While responses of the states to the pandemic differed significantly,

June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021

When the pen becomes a security threat

he Digital Security Act (DSA) has claimed its latest victim. Last Saturday, police arrested Shahnewaz Chowdhury (37), a diploma engineer of Chattogram’s Banshkhali upazilla, after a case was filed...