Opinion

August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021

74 Years Since Partition: Sectarian obstinacy and the Partition of 1947

For a significant number of people, including those who had ventured to understand the causes of the historic Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947,

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

What Ails Democracy?

There is a well-grounded belief that irrespective of the state of socio-economic progress, democracy as a form of government has not been able to take firm root in many societies.

June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021

The Mountbatten factor in India’s partition

It can be said without any fear of contradiction that one of history’s most massive displacements of population with the attendant violence and misery took place when,

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

The case against SP Babul Akter

The complainant is now complained against.

March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021

A tribute to the nation’s architect

March 17 shall forever remain a memorable day in the annuls of Bangladesh’s political history, as well as in the hearts of millions of Bengalis as, on this day, the supreme leader and the...

March 4, 2021
March 4, 2021

The case for an independent Police Complaints Investigation Commission

According to media reports, more than a hundred lawyers of the apex court of Bangladesh have collectively filed a writ petition with the High Court, seeking its directive to the government to...

February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021

Separation of powers key to functioning democracy

For quite some time, a number of judicial initiatives of the Apex Court of Bangladesh pertaining to the protection of public interests and also to ensure the rule of law, thereby enhancing public...

January 10, 2021
January 10, 2021

The momentous return of the Father of the Nation

January 10, 1972, shall remain a historic milestone in the annals of Bangladesh’s political history because on this day the towering patriarch, fondly called Bangabandhu (Friend of Bengal) by ever...

November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020

Essentials of pro-people policing

On November 20, the editor of The Daily Star Mahfuz Anam, in a column in this daily, urged for the transformation of the Bangladesh Police into a pro-people outfit.

November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020

Bigotry has no place in a civilised society

In an article published on April 4, 2015, I wrote that “Attacks on Hindus and their property have demonstrated the immensely sad but blunt reality that even after 42 years of democratic pluralistic...