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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby Mukesh.Kumar » 02 Feb 2018 18:28

chola wrote:Some rumors on Beedi air force. Gathered from BDmilitary and their community on PDF.

1. Beedi killer drones coming:
https://www.bdmilitary.com/defence-procurement/bangladesh-air-force-enhances-combat-capabilities-with-armed-uas/
The Bangladesh Air Force has finalised the procurement of armed unmanned aerial systems with the tender to be opened on 12 February 2018 after it was rescheduled for undisclosed reasons.

The concerned authorities shortlisted the Chinese CH-5B and Wing Loong II


2. Supposedly a squadron of J-10C and 23 K-8W were signed for in a deal last year. New K-8s were spotted at Jessore as proof of deal. Also BAF pilots reported training in Cheen.

3. Rumored heavy fighter squadron being bought for Cox’ Bazar. Buzz is that these will be Su-30SMEs.

Can they afford all this? Probably not but they are being pushed by Myanmar getting new Su-30s and JF-17s.



BD has a Vision 2020 plan wherein they planed buying Mig29s. Think they bought 4 and then stopped due to lack of funds. Maybe we are seeing a restart of the sane.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby chola » 02 Feb 2018 22:37

If they can’t afford more than four MiG-29s, they won’t be able to afford a squad of J-10s and Su-30s, one would think.

The 23 nominally advanced K-8W trainers seem a lot. They already have 13 very new advanced Yak 130s (after crashing 3.)

Maybe they are ramping up training for an influx of modern fighters.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby Cosmo_R » 02 Feb 2018 23:13

The Rohingya Suffer Real Horrors. So Why Are Some of Their Stories Untrue?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/01/worl ... camps.html

"I was reporting on children who had arrived in the camps without their families. An international charity, which had given financial support to the uncle, brought me to meet the girls.

Within an hour, I had a notebook filled with the kind of quotes that pull at heartstrings. Little of it was true.

After three days of reporting, the truth began to emerge. Soyud Hossain, the supposed uncle who had taken the girls in, was actually their father. He had three wives, two in Bangladesh and one in Myanmar, he admitted. The children were from his youngest wife, the one in Myanmar."

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby Falijee » 08 Feb 2018 19:02

Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes

Bangladeshi police have clashed with thousands of protesters, as opposition leader Khaleda Zia was jailed for five years for corruption.
Ms Zia, a former prime minister, denies misusing international funds donated to a charitable children's trust.The jail sentence may mean the 72-year-old is barred from parliamentary polls due later this year.The case is one of dozens pending against Ms Zia, a long-time rival of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Ms Zia has described the charges against her as politically motivated.As she went into court, she told weeping relatives: "I will be back. Do not worry and be strong", according to the Daily Star.The verdict was read out in a court in Dhaka after police used tear gas to disperse thousands of her supporters.
Several police officers were injured in the violence, reports said.
The charges against her had already led to her boycotting elections in 2014, which triggered widespread protests at the time.For Thursday's verdict there was heightened security across the capital and other cities. Many shops and schools were shut, reports said.According to Ms Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), hundreds of its supporters were arrested in the run-up to the verdict.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby schinnas » 09 Feb 2018 01:26

Hope Zia is debarred from contesting elections by their court and her party splits into two so that Sheikh Hasina comes to power for another term and consolidate the gains her country has made in the regional relationships.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby chetak » 09 Feb 2018 07:49

schinnas wrote:Hope Zia is debarred from contesting elections by their court and her party splits into two so that Sheikh Hasina comes to power for another term and consolidate the gains her country has made in the regional relationships.


Not much to choose there.

Its six of one and half a dozen of the other.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby SSridhar » 03 Mar 2018 07:54

India to help build nuclear plant in Bangladesh - The Hindu
India, Bangladesh and Russia have signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the construction of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.

“Today [Thursday] was a landmark event for both our countries — and the industry as a whole. We are confident that this is the first step towards the formation of a new, forward-looking cooperation agenda in the region,” said Nikolay Spassky, Deputy Director-General for international relations of Rosatom, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation.

The MoU was signed in Moscow by the Department of Atomic Energy of India, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Bangladesh and Rosatom.

Russia is building the nuclear power plant in Bangladesh on a turnkey basis.

Indian companies can be involved in construction and installation works and in the supply of equipment of a non-critical category .

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby chola » 03 Mar 2018 09:32

F-ing great. A beedee nuke plant. Designed by goddam russians too. Chernobyl is still a deadzone for humans 30 years later.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby bahdada » 03 Mar 2018 11:38

chola wrote:F-ing great. A beedee nuke plant. Designed by goddam russians too. Chernobyl is still a deadzone for humans 30 years later.


Agreed. They be drowning (no pun) in hydroelectric sources.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby KrishnaK » 03 Mar 2018 15:13

chetak wrote:
schinnas wrote:Hope Zia is debarred from contesting elections by their court and her party splits into two so that Sheikh Hasina comes to power for another term and consolidate the gains her country has made in the regional relationships.


Not much to choose there.

Its six of one and half a dozen of the other.
The only half-decent neighbour India has is Sheikh Hasina's Bangladesh.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby chetak » 03 Mar 2018 15:39

KrishnaK wrote:
chetak wrote:
Not much to choose there.

Its six of one and half a dozen of the other.
The only half-decent neighbour India has is Sheikh Hasina's Bangladesh.


and yet the average beedi public sentiment is against India and the infiltration continues unabated.

hate to think what would happen if the opposition came into power there.

the beedi top is into taqiya and the populace is long past even that stage.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby Falijee » 04 Mar 2018 01:41

Renowned writer Zafar Iqbal stabbed in Sylhet, being taken to Dhaka CMH

Renowned writer Prof Muhammad Zafar Iqbal was stabbed by an unidentified youth on Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust) campus in Sylhet this afternoon.“He is out of danger after surgery and being taken to Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH) tonight following direction of prime minister for proper treatment,” said Brig Gen Mahbubul Haque, director of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.The attacker, aged around 25, stabbed on the head of Prof Zafar Iqbal from behind with a sharp weapon at Mukta Mancha on the campus around 5:30pm, our correspondent reports quoting eyewitness.
The renowned science fiction writer was attending a programme there organised by Electronic and Electrical Engineering department of the university. He was rushed to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital immediately after the incident.He sustained three wounds on his head and one in his left hand, Brig Gen Mahbubul Haque told journalists.The attacker was caught red-handed and given a good beating on the spot. His identity and the motive of the attack could not be known immediately. Could be a closet Islamist who may have a "grudge" against the professor !

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby chola » 04 Mar 2018 21:27

bahdada wrote:
chola wrote:F-ing great. A beedee nuke plant. Designed by goddam russians too. Chernobyl is still a deadzone for humans 30 years later.


Agreed. They be drowning (no pun) in hydroelectric sources.


Just a disaster waiting to happen if the beedees ever complete this russian nuclear bomb — I mean, plant.

The bongs in West Bengal won’t be happy seeing a mushroom cloud from their wayward muzzie cousins.

And think of the ancillary effects of a meltdown.

Beyond the radiation possibly blowing westward, there will be 160 MIILION beedees running for safety in every which direction but mostly into India.

It will be scary f-ing ongoing nightmare if you ask me.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby ArjunPandit » 06 Mar 2018 01:17

^^+1 except teh f word. We are digging our own grave in this case. The malsification of b'desh is anyways troubling, best should have been a plant in India with powers supplied there. have they fallen short of hydro or what?
The only thing i would like to count upon is our execution pace ;) esp with wb/beedi labor

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby Falijee » 06 Mar 2018 17:18

Bangladesh Police Say Writer was Attacked as 'Enemy of Islam'

Bangladeshi investigators said Sunday that a young man accused of stabbing a celebrated secular writer at a seminar had targeted him as "an enemy of Islam". Saturday's attack on Zafar Iqbal in the northern city of Sylhet was just the latest in a series of stabbings of secular or atheist authors and bloggers in Muslim-majority Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, whose government has waged a fierce crackdown on homegrown extremism in recent years, blamed "religious fanatics" for the assault.Iqbal, a longstanding champion of free speech and secularism, remains in a stable condition after being flown to a military hospital in Dhaka with stab wounds to his head.Police detained 21-year-old Faizul Hasan, a former Islamic seminary student, and were investigating any ties to the radical groups.
Police said Hasan, whose father was a teacher at an Islamic seminary, may have had links to extremists blamed for attacks on secular and atheist writers in the last four years.
Bangladesh's government has provided security for top secular writers and activists since Islamist extremists named them in several lists of targets.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby KrishnaK » 13 Mar 2018 11:37

chetak wrote:
KrishnaK wrote: The only half-decent neighbour India has is Sheikh Hasina's Bangladesh.


and yet the average beedi public sentiment is against India and the infiltration continues unabated.
Nobody likes their much bigger neighbour, especially one that surrounds their country on 3 sides. India has not been able to meet even its commitments on water. That said, they merely dislike compared to Pakistan/China's zero sum game mentality. Dislike can be worked with.

hate to think what would happen if the opposition came into power there.

the beedi top is into taqiya and the populace is long past even that stage.
Compared to India's buddhist and hindu neighbours are not into taqiya ? There's no way to stop infiltration other than making it needless financially. It is important for India to bind south asia, bar pakistan of course, into a common market.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby chetak » 13 Mar 2018 13:10

KrishnaK wrote:
chetak wrote:
and yet the average beedi public sentiment is against India and the infiltration continues unabated.
Nobody likes their much bigger neighbour, especially one that surrounds their country on 3 sides. India has not been able to meet even its commitments on water. That said, they merely dislike compared to Pakistan/China's zero sum game mentality. Dislike can be worked with.

hate to think what would happen if the opposition came into power there.

the beedi top is into taqiya and the populace is long past even that stage.
Compared to India's buddhist and hindu neighbours are not into taqiya ? There's no way to stop infiltration other than making it needless financially. It is important for India to bind south asia, bar pakistan of course, into a common market.


Research, read and understand before batting for "neighbours" and "common market".

This is not about mere word play or some starry eyed, pacifist outlook.

It's not disliking but an integral part of their ideology and religion.

Also, for those alive, circumcision is mandatory, not optional.

Again, I am not saying this, they are and have been saying so for centuries. Forced migration is a planned part of all this, and for the beedis, their self claimed lebensraum.

Ghazwa-e-Hind or the final battle of India is an Islamic term mentioned in some "good" hadiths in particular predicting a final and last battle in India and as a result, a conquest of the whole Indian sub-continent by Muslim warriors.


Demography has already changed in the northeast and is continuing to change in many other parts of India.

We need to learn from UK and europe and not make their fatal mistakes here too before it becomes too late to for us to retrace our steps.

India has not been able to meet even its commitments on water.


BTW, they think that we are foolish enough to ink another fiasco just like a "beedi" version of the IWT with them. They are not entitled to even a fraction of what they are asking nay demanding.

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Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby Peregrine » 14 Mar 2018 18:04

Plight of Hindus in Bangladesh: 55 Reported Hate Crimes in Jan-Feb ’18 - RATRI BOSE 14-03-2018

Hindus in Bangladesh face systemic discrimination and hate crimes by Muslim fundamentalists almost daily. Few of these incidents get reported in media, few do not.

Let’s have a look at the attacks & discrimination against the Hindus of Bangladesh which took place in the January-February 2018 period, and were reported by Bangladeshi media.

January 2018

1. Land belonging to a Hindu lady was grabbed by a Muslim man defying court’s order in Naogaon District of northern Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 4th January 2018.

2. ‘Too little has been done for a Hindu lady freedom fighter Roma Chowdhury who has lost everything during Bangladesh liberation war- 1971’, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 4th January 2018.

3. 9 murtis (idols) of Hindu deities and 15000 cash were stolen on 3rd January midnight from Chandranath Goswami monastery under Kishoreganj District of central Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Manobkantha” has reported on 5th January 2018.

4. Hindu fishermen’s hamlet was attacked by Muslim land grabbers in Chittagong District of south-eastern Bangladesh. 8 Hindu people were injured including women, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Janakantha” has reported on 6th January 2018.

5. Land of Hindu crematorium has been grabbed by Muslim cable operator in Barisal District of south-central Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 8th January 2018.

6. Goddess Kali’s murti has been vandalized in Narayanganj District of central Bangladesh, national Bengali -language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 8th January 2018.

7. Hindu fishermen have been attacked by Muslim mob in Narail District of south-western Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 9th January 2018.

8. Under construction building of a Hindu temple was vandalized for the third time by local Muslim hooligan Omar Khan and his gang in Chittagong District of south-eastern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 10th January 2018.

9. Hindus formed human chain protesting attack on a Hindu saint in Habiganj District of north-eastern Bangladesh, national Bengali –language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 11th January 2018.

10. Ancestral land of legendary Hindu freedom fighter & academic Anandamohan Bose, who founded colleges in Kolkata and Bangladesh, has been grabbed by 1971 Bangladesh liberation war criminal Muslim Amir Uddin & son in Kishoreganj District of Bangladesh, privately owned television network in Bangladesh “Channel i” reported in it’s website on 14th January 2018.

11. Goddess Kali murti was vandalized in Jamalpur district of Bangladesh, national English-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Dhaka Tribune” has reported on 15th January 2018.

12. Shaimum Sarwar Kamal, an Awami League MP of Bangladesh, physically assaulted his old Hindu teacher Sunil Kumar Sharma in Cox’s Bazar District of Bangladesh, national English-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Dhaka Tribune” has reported on 16th January 2018.

13. Muslims allegedly set fire to two cowsheds belonging to a Hindu family in Faridpur District, south-central Bangladesh. 13 Livestock as well as stocked jute and onions were gutted. Victims claimed that worth of their net loss was about more than one million, national Bengali –language newspaper “Bangladesh Pratidin” has reported on 16th January 2018.

14. A Hindu family in Barguna District of Bangladesh was repairing their old house on a disputed land after court’s verdict in favor of them, when rival Enayet Hossain’s gang asked them to stop which the Hindu family refused to do. Then Enayet Hossain went to local municipality mayor cum ruling party leader Anwar Hossain Akon. Mayor Anwar Hossain Akon with municipality officers and employees reached the spot and demolished the house. Members of that Hindu family were beaten up by the mayor’s men, national Bengali –language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Kaler Kantho” has reported on 18th January 2018.

15. Muslim killers threatened a Hindu victim’s family in Lalmonirhat District of northern Bangladesh. Victim Ananda Barmon was strangled to death over a land dispute on May 20 last year & his body was dumped in a cowshed. 8 months into the murder, the killers are yet to be arrested, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 19th January 2018.

16. Rise in attacks on religious, ethnic minorities in Bangladesh due to culture of impunity & delay in trials, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 20th January 2018.

17. God Shiva & Goddess Kali murtis were vandalized by Muslim man Wali Ullah in Joypurhat District, northern Bangladesh. Local Hindus caught the accused during the act of vandalism & handed him over to police. They then took out a rally demanding punishment, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Janakantha” has reported on 22nd January 2018.

18. Goddess Saraswati murti vandalized, 2 Hindu youths beaten by 15-20 riotous Muslim youths in Brahmanbaria District, east-central Bangladesh for not allowing them to dance in Puja pandal, one of Bangladesh’s leading online bilingual media groups “bdnews24.com” has reported in its Bengali edition on 23rd January 2018.

19. Goddess Saraswati murti was vandalized by 2 Muslims youths Choto Sheikh & Omar Sheikh in a Primary School Puja pandal, Bagerhat District, South-western Bangladesh. Locals caught them & handed them over them to police. A case has been filed on this regard, national Bengali-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Bhorer Kagoj” has reported on 24th January 2018.

20. A poor Hindu minor boy and his mother were brutally beaten up by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami activist Shah Alam in Lalmonirhat District of northern Bangladesh, Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “Daily Jagoran” has reported on 25th January 2018.

21. Goddess Kali murti was vandalized and Hindu people were threatened not to be seen by Muslims who grabbed Hindu crematorium land in Naogaon District of northern Bangladesh, one of Bangladesh’s leading online bilingual media groups “bdnews24.com” has reported in it’s Bengali edition on 25th January 2018.

22. Attack on Hindu people, including women, and attempt to steal their cows & vandalize murtis of Hindu deities by Muslims in Netrokona District of northern Bangladesh, national Bengali-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Samakal” has reported on 29th January 2018.

23. Land of Hindu crematorium in Sherpur District of Bangladesh has been grabbed by a Muslim primary school headmaster Prince and another Muslim land grabber Abdul Hamid, Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “Daily Janata” has reported on 30 January 2018.

24. Dhaka University’s part-time teacher for Department of Television, Film and Photography as well as former Editor (in-chief) of national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Manobkantha”, Anis Alamgir had posted a status on Facebook about his lust for Hindu goddess Saraswati. Court ordered cops to record an FIR, national English-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Dhaka Tribune” has reported on 30 January 2018.

25. A Hindu hamlet was attacked by Muslim land grabbers in Jessore District of southwestern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 31st January 2018.

26. Few murtis of Hindu deities were vandalized by suspected Muslim rivals in Faridpur District of south-central Bangladesh, one of Bangladesh’s leading online bilingual media groups “bdnews24.com” has reported in it’s Bengali edition on January 2018.

February 2018

1. House belonging to a minority Hindu family was attacked, vandalized, looted and grabbed by Muslim land grabber Hazrat Ali and his gang in Bogra District of Bangladesh, Bengali-language national newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 1st February 2018.

2. Seven decimals of land belonging to a minority Hindu family has been grabbed by Muslim land grabbers in Lalmonirhat District of northern Bangladesh, English-language national newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 1st February 2018.

3. A Hindu girl, who was forcefully abducted on 27th January by Muslim abductors named Muhammad Sumon Hossain, Muhammad Akash, Muhammad Hridoy and others in Naogaon District of northern Bangladesh, is yet to be traced, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 2nd February 2018.

4. Murtis of Hindu Goddess Kali were vandalized in Tangail District of central Bangladesh, national English-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Dhaka Tribune” has reported on 4th February 2018.

5. Homestead of a Hindu family was attacked and grabbed on 13th January 2018 by Muslim land grabbers supported by local union council chairman Dr. Abdul Rob in Narayanganj District of central Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 4th February 2018.

6. Land of Hindu crematorium has been grabbed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Muslim man Osman Gani Mintu in Satkhira District of southwestern Bangladesh, national Bengali –language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Kaler Kantho” has reported on 5th February 2018.

7. Land belonging to a minority Hindu family has been grabbed by the Muslim Assistant Private Secretary (APS) of State minister for Women and Children Affairs in Gazipur District of Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 6th February 2018.

7. A Hindu housewife was raped by Muslim rapist named Muhammad Mahidur in Dinajpur District of northern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 7th February 2018.

8. Massive theft in the Temple of Hindu Goddess Manasa in Chittagong District of south-eastern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 8th February 2018.

9. Land belonging to a minority Hindu family has been grabbed by Muslim land grabber named Delwar in Gopalganj district of Bangladesh. Hindu people including women were also beaten up by the land grabber Delwar, one of Bangladesh’s leading online bilingual media groups “bdnews24.com” has reported in it’s Bengali edition on 9th February 2018.

10. Trees belonging to a minority Hindu family were cut by Muslim land grabber named Muhammad Shafiul in Dinajpur District of northern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 11th February 2018.

11. Tamil Hindu Girl Who was Converted to Islam to Marry Bangladeshi Muslim Man, Dies Mysteriously in Munshiganj District (Bikrampur) of central Bangladesh, Hindu Post has reported based off Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com report on 11th February 2018.

12. A Hindu family was attacked by Muslim land grabber for grabbing land in Shyamnagar sub-district under Satkhira District of southwestern Bangladesh. 3 Hindu women were injured, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 12th February 2018.

13. A Hindu family was attacked by Muslim land grabbers for grabbing land in Tala sub-district under Satkhira District of southwestern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 12th February 2018.

14. A Hindu family was attacked, their house was vandalized and looted by Muslim youths in Mymensingh District of Bangladesh, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 14th February 2018.

15. A Hindu jewelry trader was murdered as per a plan hatched by Muslim youth wing leader of ruling Awami League party, Saidul Haque in Comilla District of Bangladesh, national Bengali-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Samakal” has reported on 15th February 2018.

16. Hindu temple & murtis have been vandalised in Noakhali District of south-eastern Bangladesh, national English-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Dhaka Tribune” has reported on 15th February 2018.

17. Members of a Hindu family were attacked by Muslim land grabbers in Sunamganj District of north-eastern Bangladesh. 5 Hindu people were injured including women, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 17th February 2018.

18. A Hindu family was attacked, their house vandalised and torched by Muslim land grabbers in Pirojpur District of south-western Bangladesh. 2 attackers were nabbed, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Manobkantha” has reported on 17th February 2018.

19. Sub-district chairman of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, Beni Madhav Ghosh and Sub-district chairman of Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad, Dilip Kumar Saha received death threats from banned radical Islamic organisation Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Kishoreganj District of Bangladesh, national Bengali-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Samakal” has reported on 18th February 2018.

20. “Withdraw land grabbing case or leave village” Muslim union council member threatened a Hindu family in Lalmonirhat District of northern Bangladesh, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 21st February 2018.

21. Murtis of Hindu deities were vandalized in Barisal District of south-central Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 22nd February 2018.

22. A Hindu high school teacher was beaten up by ruling party’s Muslim leader Shaheed Miah, Salam, Abul Miah and gang in Mymensingh District of Bangladesh, national Bengali –language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Kaler Kantho” has reported on 22nd February 2018.

23. A Hindu woman was stabbed by her stalker & municipality secretary Abdullah Al Masum in Jessore District of southwestern Bangladesh, one of the most popular online Bengali-language newsportals “Bangla Tribune” has reported on 22nd February 2018.

24. Hindu home, temple was attacked, murti of deity was vandalised by Muslim land grabbers in Jhalokati District of south-western Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal “eibela.com” has reported on 23rd February 2018.

25. Hindus were attacked, homes were looted and vandalized by Muslim hooligans in Brahmanbaria District, Bangladesh for protesting their sister’s ‘humiliation’ by a Hindu boy. 3 attackers were nabbed, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 25th February 2018.

26. Hindu youth was allegedly murdered by his Muslim friend in Sylhet District of north-east Bangladesh, online popular Bengali-language newsportal of Bangladesh “jagonews24.com” has reported on 25th February 2018.

27. 2 temples of Hindu goddess Kali have been torched in Tangail District of central Bangladesh, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 25th February 2018.

28. 7 cows belonging to a Hindu family were looted on gun-point in Bogra District of Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 26th February 2018.

29. A Hindu woman was gangraped by Muslim rapists in Sirajganj District of northern Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Prothom Alo” authority operated English website of Prothom Alo has reported on 28th February 2018.

We will try to make this a monthly report tracking the sorry condition of #HinduHumanRights in Bangladesh.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby Gagan » 15 Mar 2018 03:37

Ruppur N power plant location.
This is a 1200 MW x 2 lightwater reactors, similar to Kudankulam, but bigger.

Indian companies will supply construction equipment and components

24° 3'51.00"N, 89° 2'43.56"E

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby chetak » 15 Mar 2018 14:13

Peregrine wrote:Plight of Hindus in Bangladesh: 55 Reported Hate Crimes in Jan-Feb ’18 - RATRI BOSE 14-03-2018

Hindus in Bangladesh face systemic discrimination and hate crimes by Muslim fundamentalists almost daily. Few of these incidents get reported in media, few do not.

Let’s have a look at the attacks & discrimination against the Hindus of Bangladesh which took place in the January-February 2018 period, and were reported by Bangladeshi media.

January 2018

1. Land belonging to a Hindu lady was grabbed by a Muslim man defying court’s order in Naogaon District of northern Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 4th January 2018.

2. ‘Too little has been done for a Hindu lady freedom fighter Roma Chowdhury who has lost everything during Bangladesh liberation war- 1971’, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 4th January 2018.

3. 9 murtis (idols) of Hindu deities and 15000 cash were stolen on 3rd January midnight from Chandranath Goswami monastery under Kishoreganj District of central Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Manobkantha” has reported on 5th January 2018.

4. Hindu fishermen’s hamlet was attacked by Muslim land grabbers in Chittagong District of south-eastern Bangladesh. 8 Hindu people were injured including women, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Janakantha” has reported on 6th January 2018.

5. Land of Hindu crematorium has been grabbed by Muslim cable operator in Barisal District of south-central Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 8th January 2018.

6. Goddess Kali’s murti has been vandalized in Narayanganj District of central Bangladesh, national Bengali -language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 8th January 2018.

7. Hindu fishermen have been attacked by Muslim mob in Narail District of south-western Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 9th January 2018.

8. Under construction building of a Hindu temple was vandalized for the third time by local Muslim hooligan Omar Khan and his gang in Chittagong District of south-eastern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 10th January 2018.

9. Hindus formed human chain protesting attack on a Hindu saint in Habiganj District of north-eastern Bangladesh, national Bengali –language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 11th January 2018.

10. Ancestral land of legendary Hindu freedom fighter & academic Anandamohan Bose, who founded colleges in Kolkata and Bangladesh, has been grabbed by 1971 Bangladesh liberation war criminal Muslim Amir Uddin & son in Kishoreganj District of Bangladesh, privately owned television network in Bangladesh “Channel i” reported in it’s website on 14th January 2018.

11. Goddess Kali murti was vandalized in Jamalpur district of Bangladesh, national English-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Dhaka Tribune” has reported on 15th January 2018.

12. Shaimum Sarwar Kamal, an Awami League MP of Bangladesh, physically assaulted his old Hindu teacher Sunil Kumar Sharma in Cox’s Bazar District of Bangladesh, national English-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Dhaka Tribune” has reported on 16th January 2018.

13. Muslims allegedly set fire to two cowsheds belonging to a Hindu family in Faridpur District, south-central Bangladesh. 13 Livestock as well as stocked jute and onions were gutted. Victims claimed that worth of their net loss was about more than one million, national Bengali –language newspaper “Bangladesh Pratidin” has reported on 16th January 2018.

14. A Hindu family in Barguna District of Bangladesh was repairing their old house on a disputed land after court’s verdict in favor of them, when rival Enayet Hossain’s gang asked them to stop which the Hindu family refused to do. Then Enayet Hossain went to local municipality mayor cum ruling party leader Anwar Hossain Akon. Mayor Anwar Hossain Akon with municipality officers and employees reached the spot and demolished the house. Members of that Hindu family were beaten up by the mayor’s men, national Bengali –language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Kaler Kantho” has reported on 18th January 2018.

15. Muslim killers threatened a Hindu victim’s family in Lalmonirhat District of northern Bangladesh. Victim Ananda Barmon was strangled to death over a land dispute on May 20 last year & his body was dumped in a cowshed. 8 months into the murder, the killers are yet to be arrested, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 19th January 2018.

16. Rise in attacks on religious, ethnic minorities in Bangladesh due to culture of impunity & delay in trials, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 20th January 2018.

17. God Shiva & Goddess Kali murtis were vandalized by Muslim man Wali Ullah in Joypurhat District, northern Bangladesh. Local Hindus caught the accused during the act of vandalism & handed him over to police. They then took out a rally demanding punishment, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Janakantha” has reported on 22nd January 2018.

18. Goddess Saraswati murti vandalized, 2 Hindu youths beaten by 15-20 riotous Muslim youths in Brahmanbaria District, east-central Bangladesh for not allowing them to dance in Puja pandal, one of Bangladesh’s leading online bilingual media groups “bdnews24.com” has reported in its Bengali edition on 23rd January 2018.

19. Goddess Saraswati murti was vandalized by 2 Muslims youths Choto Sheikh & Omar Sheikh in a Primary School Puja pandal, Bagerhat District, South-western Bangladesh. Locals caught them & handed them over them to police. A case has been filed on this regard, national Bengali-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Bhorer Kagoj” has reported on 24th January 2018.

20. A poor Hindu minor boy and his mother were brutally beaten up by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami activist Shah Alam in Lalmonirhat District of northern Bangladesh, Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “Daily Jagoran” has reported on 25th January 2018.

21. Goddess Kali murti was vandalized and Hindu people were threatened not to be seen by Muslims who grabbed Hindu crematorium land in Naogaon District of northern Bangladesh, one of Bangladesh’s leading online bilingual media groups “bdnews24.com” has reported in it’s Bengali edition on 25th January 2018.

22. Attack on Hindu people, including women, and attempt to steal their cows & vandalize murtis of Hindu deities by Muslims in Netrokona District of northern Bangladesh, national Bengali-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Samakal” has reported on 29th January 2018.

23. Land of Hindu crematorium in Sherpur District of Bangladesh has been grabbed by a Muslim primary school headmaster Prince and another Muslim land grabber Abdul Hamid, Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “Daily Janata” has reported on 30 January 2018.

24. Dhaka University’s part-time teacher for Department of Television, Film and Photography as well as former Editor (in-chief) of national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Manobkantha”, Anis Alamgir had posted a status on Facebook about his lust for Hindu goddess Saraswati. Court ordered cops to record an FIR, national English-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Dhaka Tribune” has reported on 30 January 2018.

25. A Hindu hamlet was attacked by Muslim land grabbers in Jessore District of southwestern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 31st January 2018.

26. Few murtis of Hindu deities were vandalized by suspected Muslim rivals in Faridpur District of south-central Bangladesh, one of Bangladesh’s leading online bilingual media groups “bdnews24.com” has reported in it’s Bengali edition on January 2018.

February 2018

1. House belonging to a minority Hindu family was attacked, vandalized, looted and grabbed by Muslim land grabber Hazrat Ali and his gang in Bogra District of Bangladesh, Bengali-language national newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 1st February 2018.

2. Seven decimals of land belonging to a minority Hindu family has been grabbed by Muslim land grabbers in Lalmonirhat District of northern Bangladesh, English-language national newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 1st February 2018.

3. A Hindu girl, who was forcefully abducted on 27th January by Muslim abductors named Muhammad Sumon Hossain, Muhammad Akash, Muhammad Hridoy and others in Naogaon District of northern Bangladesh, is yet to be traced, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 2nd February 2018.

4. Murtis of Hindu Goddess Kali were vandalized in Tangail District of central Bangladesh, national English-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Dhaka Tribune” has reported on 4th February 2018.

5. Homestead of a Hindu family was attacked and grabbed on 13th January 2018 by Muslim land grabbers supported by local union council chairman Dr. Abdul Rob in Narayanganj District of central Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 4th February 2018.

6. Land of Hindu crematorium has been grabbed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Muslim man Osman Gani Mintu in Satkhira District of southwestern Bangladesh, national Bengali –language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Kaler Kantho” has reported on 5th February 2018.

7. Land belonging to a minority Hindu family has been grabbed by the Muslim Assistant Private Secretary (APS) of State minister for Women and Children Affairs in Gazipur District of Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 6th February 2018.

7. A Hindu housewife was raped by Muslim rapist named Muhammad Mahidur in Dinajpur District of northern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 7th February 2018.

8. Massive theft in the Temple of Hindu Goddess Manasa in Chittagong District of south-eastern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 8th February 2018.

9. Land belonging to a minority Hindu family has been grabbed by Muslim land grabber named Delwar in Gopalganj district of Bangladesh. Hindu people including women were also beaten up by the land grabber Delwar, one of Bangladesh’s leading online bilingual media groups “bdnews24.com” has reported in it’s Bengali edition on 9th February 2018.

10. Trees belonging to a minority Hindu family were cut by Muslim land grabber named Muhammad Shafiul in Dinajpur District of northern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 11th February 2018.

11. Tamil Hindu Girl Who was Converted to Islam to Marry Bangladeshi Muslim Man, Dies Mysteriously in Munshiganj District (Bikrampur) of central Bangladesh, Hindu Post has reported based off Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com report on 11th February 2018.

12. A Hindu family was attacked by Muslim land grabber for grabbing land in Shyamnagar sub-district under Satkhira District of southwestern Bangladesh. 3 Hindu women were injured, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 12th February 2018.

13. A Hindu family was attacked by Muslim land grabbers for grabbing land in Tala sub-district under Satkhira District of southwestern Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 12th February 2018.

14. A Hindu family was attacked, their house was vandalized and looted by Muslim youths in Mymensingh District of Bangladesh, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 14th February 2018.

15. A Hindu jewelry trader was murdered as per a plan hatched by Muslim youth wing leader of ruling Awami League party, Saidul Haque in Comilla District of Bangladesh, national Bengali-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Samakal” has reported on 15th February 2018.

16. Hindu temple & murtis have been vandalised in Noakhali District of south-eastern Bangladesh, national English-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Dhaka Tribune” has reported on 15th February 2018.

17. Members of a Hindu family were attacked by Muslim land grabbers in Sunamganj District of north-eastern Bangladesh. 5 Hindu people were injured including women, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal eibela.com has reported on 17th February 2018.

18. A Hindu family was attacked, their house vandalised and torched by Muslim land grabbers in Pirojpur District of south-western Bangladesh. 2 attackers were nabbed, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Manobkantha” has reported on 17th February 2018.

19. Sub-district chairman of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, Beni Madhav Ghosh and Sub-district chairman of Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad, Dilip Kumar Saha received death threats from banned radical Islamic organisation Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Kishoreganj District of Bangladesh, national Bengali-language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Samakal” has reported on 18th February 2018.

20. “Withdraw land grabbing case or leave village” Muslim union council member threatened a Hindu family in Lalmonirhat District of northern Bangladesh, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 21st February 2018.

21. Murtis of Hindu deities were vandalized in Barisal District of south-central Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 22nd February 2018.

22. A Hindu high school teacher was beaten up by ruling party’s Muslim leader Shaheed Miah, Salam, Abul Miah and gang in Mymensingh District of Bangladesh, national Bengali –language daily newspaper of Bangladesh “Kaler Kantho” has reported on 22nd February 2018.

23. A Hindu woman was stabbed by her stalker & municipality secretary Abdullah Al Masum in Jessore District of southwestern Bangladesh, one of the most popular online Bengali-language newsportals “Bangla Tribune” has reported on 22nd February 2018.

24. Hindu home, temple was attacked, murti of deity was vandalised by Muslim land grabbers in Jhalokati District of south-western Bangladesh, Dhaka-based online Bengali newsportal “eibela.com” has reported on 23rd February 2018.

25. Hindus were attacked, homes were looted and vandalized by Muslim hooligans in Brahmanbaria District, Bangladesh for protesting their sister’s ‘humiliation’ by a Hindu boy. 3 attackers were nabbed, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 25th February 2018.

26. Hindu youth was allegedly murdered by his Muslim friend in Sylhet District of north-east Bangladesh, online popular Bengali-language newsportal of Bangladesh “jagonews24.com” has reported on 25th February 2018.

27. 2 temples of Hindu goddess Kali have been torched in Tangail District of central Bangladesh, national English-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Star” has reported on 25th February 2018.

28. 7 cows belonging to a Hindu family were looted on gun-point in Bogra District of Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Ittefaq” has reported on 26th February 2018.

29. A Hindu woman was gangraped by Muslim rapists in Sirajganj District of northern Bangladesh, national Bengali-language newspaper of Bangladesh “The Daily Prothom Alo” authority operated English website of Prothom Alo has reported on 28th February 2018.

We will try to make this a monthly report tracking the sorry condition of #HinduHumanRights in Bangladesh.

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In return, the polite Hindus reciprocate with "hilsa" politics by studiously avoiding all references to beedi muslim genocide of the Hindu population.

Exterminate Hindus at home and migrate to India for livelihood and better prospects.

in return, India will continue to shower it's bounty of water, electricity and easy connectivity as demanded by the beedis.

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Postby chola » 16 Mar 2018 21:14

^^^ Not onlee no mention of Beedee genocide of the Hindu minority but also no mention of their creeping INVASION of the NE. How many goddam millions of them do we have now?

I so fear the day when global warming flood 80% of B’desh and the GOI meakly accepts tens of millions of these wayward bongs.

Dark, dark fears.

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Postby ArjunPandit » 17 Mar 2018 00:04

^^The problem is if we speak up on these issues, they too will sit in the lap of china...caught between devil and deep sea..sitting quitely inside our borders will never help. As Harbax singh ji said there is no line of safety in a war beyond which you are safe

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Postby KrishnaK » 17 Mar 2018 11:48

chetak wrote:In return, the polite Hindus reciprocate with "hilsa" politics by studiously avoiding all references to beedi muslim genocide of the Hindu population.

Exterminate Hindus at home and migrate to India for livelihood and better prospects.

in return, India will continue to shower it's bounty of water, electricity and easy connectivity as demanded by the beedis.


chola wrote:^^^ Not onlee no mention of Beedee genocide of the Hindu minority but also no mention of their creeping INVASION of the NE. How many goddam millions of them do we have now?

I so fear the day when global warming flood 80% of B’desh and the GOI meakly accepts tens of millions of these wayward bongs.

Dark, dark fears.


The Hindu population of Bangladesh has grown continuously since 1951 - source wikipedia

1951 9,239,603 −21.4%
1961 9,379,669 +1.5%
1974 9,673,048 +3.1%
1981 10,570,245 +9.3%
1991 11,178,866 +5.8%
2001 11,379,000 +1.8%
2011 12,492,427 +9.8%


Doesn't look like a genocide to me. Do you have any information to show that the attacks on hindus in bangladesh are substantially more than the attacks on muslims in india ?

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby chetak » 17 Mar 2018 11:58

Guys, don't feed the troll.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby chetak » 18 Mar 2018 15:05

A LOT AT STAKE AS DHAKA NEARS ELECTION

A LOT AT STAKE AS DHAKA NEARS ELECTION

Saturday, 17 March 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar |


A lot at stake as Dhaka nears election

The outcome of parliamentary election in Bangladesh will hugely impact India. It must, therefore, strengthen Sheikh Hasina's position as the BNP’s return to power is bound to spell trouble

As parliamentary elections approach in Bangladesh — polls are due by December end — India must ponder the implications of the possible outcome. While the odds seem to favour Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League’s return to power for the third time in succession, New Delhi cannot rule out an upset victory by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by Begum Khaleda Zia.

The first thing to recognise is that while the Awami League Governments have been friendly towards India, the coalition Government, headed by the BNP and the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh (Jamaat) from 2001 to 2006, was intensely hostile and the BNP Government in power from 1991 to 1996, marginally less so. One may cite here an instance of the difference in their attitudes towards this country and another of the BNP’s proneness to use every possible occasion to whip up anti-India sentiments.

As to the first, both BNP and the BNP-Jamaat-led coalition Governments had vigorously continued the policy of the preceding military dictatorships of providing shelter, funds, weapons and training to secessionist insurgent groups of north-eastern India like the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), the All-Tripura Tiger Force, the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) of Manipur, and the National-Socialist Council of Nagaland (Issac-Muivah)-NSCN (I-M).

Bangladesh’s BNP-Jamaat coalition Government not only sheltered and provided these groups but mocked at India’s well-documented claims of its doing so. The country’s then Foreign Minister, Morshed Khan, provided a striking example of this during his speech inaugurating the ‘India-Bangladesh Dialogue of Young Journalists’ at Dhaka on September 7, 2004. Referring to India’s claim that North-East Indian insurgents had 195 camps in Bangladesh, he had said, “The list of insurgent camps from their side increases at every meeting between us. But they have not been able to provide a single telephone number or address of these camps.”

Even while dismissing India’s claim about the insurgent camps, Morshed Khan, let slip a remark, suggesting that Bangladesh knew that India was vulnerable in the north-eastern States. He said during the same September speech, that though Bangladesh was “India-locked”, Delhi had “also to remember that its north-eastern States” were “Bangladesh-locked.” Not only that, reflecting the Khaleda Zia Government’s policy of stoking disaffection and secessionism in the region, he had said in the speech, “It costs 40 per cent more for north-eastern India’s States to buy most construction goods from Kolkata or other western cities than it would have cost them to buy those from Bangladesh.” He also blasted the “Central Bank of India” (the Reserve Bank of India?) for acting unilaterally against the interests of the common people of north-eastern States by imposing non-tariff barriers such as not allowing individual States to open Letters of Credit without Delhi’s permission.


It is hardly surprising that with an important Minister speaking mockingly and minatorily, lesser functionaries would also do the same. Thus, Major-General Mohammad Jahangir Alam Khan Chowdhury, the then Director-General of the para-military Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) — now Border Guards Bangladesh — visiting India for talks with the then Director-General of India’s Border Security Force (BSF), Ajay Raj Sharma, had said in Delhi on September 28, 2004, “There is not a single [insurgent] camp in Bangladesh. We looked for camps’ locations given in the BSF’s list. Some of the addresses were of our cantonment area and our headquarters. Some of these addresses even pertained to the Bay of Bengal.”

In sharp contrast, Sheikh Hasina has closed down insurgent camps in Bangladesh and handed over to India several important rebel leaders, exposing as lies what the BNP leaders had been saying about the camps as well as the fact that they were actively supporting secessionist insurgencies in India’s North-East.

The second instance is the turn the BNP-Jamaat Government sought to give to the grenade attack on the Awami League’s rally in Dhaka on August 21, 2004. Held to protest against bomb attacks on Awami League supporters in Sylhet in north-eastern Bangladesh, the murder of Tushar, a leader of the party’s students’ organisation, Bangladesh Chhatra League, and atrocities on its leaders and supporters throughout the country, it was addressed by Sheikh Hasina, then president, Awami League, and the leader of the Opposition in Bangladesh’s Jatiya Sansad or National Parliament, and attended by most of the party’s presidium members, and the president and general secretary of the Mahanagar (Metropolitan, ie Dhaka) Awami League.

A deadly grenade attack began just after Sheikh Hasina had finished her speech, severely condemnatory of the actions of the BNP-Jamaat coalition Government, and was about to leave the venue. The time was 5.22 pm. It was cold-blooded slaughter. The number of the dead eventually rose to 24, and of the wounded to over 300. The aim was to hobble the Awami League by wiping out its top leadership. Sheikh Hasina had a close shave but had her hearing impaired. Several critically-injured senior leaders of the party were hospitalised. One of them, Ivy Rahman, leader of the Awami League’s womens’ affairs wing and wife of Zillur Rahman, then general secretary of the Awami League and later President of Bangladesh, died in hospital on August 24.

There was sharp criticism at home and abroad. The BNP-Jamaat Government ordered an inquiry into the outrage. Joinul Abedin, a former High Court judge heading it, was asked to submit a report within three weeks. Abedin, a former BNP leader who was appointed without any consultation with the opposition, submitted his report on October 2, 2004. It was not made public. He, however, said at a Press briefing just before submitting the report that neither the BNP nor the Awami League nor Jamaat, nor any other fundamentalist Islamist organisation, was responsible for the attack; agents of a foreign country were. Abedin did not identify the foreign country or its agents but through innuendoes and false associations, clearly suggested that it was India.

Subsequent developments have exposed the hollowness of Abedin’s observations. As long, however, as the BNP-Jamaat Government was in power, the investigation seemed to be deliberately not focusing on the guilty and the forces behind them, failing to frame a young man, Shoibal Shaha Partho, they forced one Joi Miah to confess that a criminal gang called Seven Star Group had carried out the attack.

Genuine investigations began after Bangladesh’s Army had staged a coup on January 12, 2007, and replaced by a new one the BNP-Jamaat Government-appointed caretaker Government for holding the parliamentary elections. These concluded that the terrorist organisation Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI) Bangladesh had carried out the attack, which, according to Syed Rezaur Rahman, the chief prosecutor in the case that followed, was orchestrated by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Directorate and the BNP-Jamaat coalition Government, which used the Bangladesh’s Ministry of Home Affairs, Directorate-General of Forces’ Intelligence (DGFI), National Security Intelligence (NSI) and the Bangladesh Police to implement the plot.

Included among the 49 persons — 19 of whom are absconding — now being tried are personnel from the above organisations as well as BNP leaders like Tarique Rahman, Begum Khaleda Zia’s son, Luftozzaman Babar, state Minister for Home and Abdus Salam Pintu, a Deputy Minister, in the BNP-Jamaat-led Government. There was no mention of India or any of its agents.

There are issues. Many in India are uneasy about Bangladesh’s growing ties with China — Hasina’s assurances that India has nothing to worry on this score, notwithstanding. The BNP’s return to power, however, will mean a hostile Government in Dhaka attempting, among other things, to foment trouble in the North East, and acting as a launching pad for the ISI’s terror strikes in India. New Delhi must, therefore, consider measures to strengthen Sheikh Hasina’s position within Bangladesh. An accord on Teesta waters could be a good beginning.

(The writer is Consultant Editor, The Pioneer, and an author)


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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby Philip » 18 Mar 2018 17:29

Karlekar is a BDesh expert having written sev. books on the subject.Was also a war correspondent during the'71 war and witness to the diabolic atrocities that the Paki army and forces committed against Hindu women, raping and killing lakhs.He even saw an approx 8 ft high pile of mutilated naked women corpses placed at a crossroads and along with our troops rescued dozens of naked women from a Paki barracks who had been used as sex slaves by their troops.He has said that these events witnessed haunt him to this day and when meeting Paki scribes repeatedlycasks them how could they have behaved in such a bestial manner? Of course they have no answer.The Pakis have erased it from their memory and even question whether it happened.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby Manish_P » 19 Mar 2018 12:27

Delhi & Dhaka go into huddle as boat carrying ‘Chinese Arms’ seized in Bangladesh

In a sensational development, top Bangladeshi military officials have come under scanner of the Sheikh Hasina government after Chinese boats carrying arms entered Bangladesh waters and arms were smuggled into the country allegedly for local extremist groups and insurgent outfits in northeast India.

ET has learnt that no less than top leadership of the coast guard has come under scanner of Bangladesh government for its role in the alleged smuggling case. Dhaka has apprised Delhi of the latest development and is investigating the role of foreign powers in creating disturbance ahead of elections in Bangladesh. Security establishments of both sides are coordinating closely in this case

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby Neshant » 19 Mar 2018 17:47

China has been trying to overthrow various govts in South East and South Asia with the aim of installing Thailand / Maldives type dictatorships which cater to its interests.

Singapore, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal, Cambodia, Bangladesh..etc. have all been targets of such action.

1) Install dictator.
2) Get him to sign "infrastructure" deals which are in essence debt traps,
3) When country cannot pay, start taking over the economy and installing military bases.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby arun » 04 May 2018 09:20

Bangladesh does not have a “regional game changer” :lol: like CPEC aka the Conning Pakistan to Enrich China aka China Pakistan Economic Corridor to talk brag endlessly about nor indulgent john’s like the United States of America and the Peoples Republic of China, but they are doing a fine job in rapidly closing the per capita income gap created by the years of neo-colonial economic exploitation they as erstwhile East Pakistani’s were subject to by their fellow Momin Mohammaddens of the Punjabi Uniformed Jihadi Dominated Deep State of the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Ridding Bangladesh of the Mughal grandeur aspiring economic leeches of the Punjabi Uniformed Jihadi Dominated Deep State of the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan can be chalked down as one the many dividends of India’s liberation of Bangladesh in 1971 8) .

Bangladesh, once a ‘hopeless’ economy, is leaving Pakistan behind, says Kaushik Basu

The Op-Ed by Kaushik Basu which the Financial Express cites from the Brookings website:

Why is Bangladesh booming?

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Postby Supratik » 04 May 2018 21:27

Bdesh per capita GDP is already higher than Pak as per wiki. I think what they mean is difference in nominal GDP.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby A_Gupta » 26 Jun 2018 00:51

Bangladesh, India establish inaugural co-ordinated patrol in Bay of Bengal
http://www.janes.com/article/81291/bang ... -of-bengal
The navies of Bangladesh and India have established a co-ordinated patrol regime that will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal for the first time.

A maiden run of the patrols, which would involve a total of four warships and four aircraft across the two services, will take place from 27 to 29 June. It will be inaugurated by Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Indian Navy’s chief of naval staff, as part of his visit to Dhaka.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby chetak » 26 Jun 2018 04:39

@arun

Bangladesh does not have a “regional game changer” :lol: like CPEC aka the Conning Pakistan to Enrich China aka China Pakistan Economic Corridor to talk brag endlessly about nor indulgent john’s like the United States of America and the Peoples Republic of China, but they are doing a fine job in rapidly closing the per capita income gap created by the years of neo-colonial economic exploitation they as erstwhile East Pakistani’s were subject to by their fellow Momin Mohammaddens of the Punjabi Uniformed Jihadi Dominated Deep State of the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan


the beedis “regional game changer” is supposed to run through India and onward to nepal.

We are hell bent on fencing the border and controlling access to India.

That's got to hurt real bad.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby dinesha » 02 Jul 2018 15:20

Forget Pakistan. China-Bangladesh is the one to watch
https://www.dailyo.in/politics/decoding ... 25183.html

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Postby Supratik » 02 Jul 2018 19:22

Border is being fenced but transit is being opened. The Nepal-India-Bdesh transit corridor will make any connectivity through China worthless. It will be a trump card with India to make Nepal and Bdesh play ball.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby dinesha » 10 Jul 2018 12:47

We are conscious of India's security as well, says Hasina's
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... aign=cppst

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby chetak » 10 Jul 2018 13:36

dinesha wrote:We are conscious of India's security as well, says Hasina's
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... aign=cppst


So conscious in fact that the beedis actually come into India, in very large numbers, to doubly make sure that India is secure.

Hasina and her fellow beedis must be applauded for their dedicated concerns.

Can't ask for better neighbors, except maybe the equally concerned pakis.

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Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Postby Falijee » 09 Aug 2018 06:03

Why did we have partition if people of Pak, B’desh want to come back: Subramanian Swamy
Aug 1, 2018

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy responded to a tweet by him which read, “India should tell B’Desh: “Take your people back who are illegally in India or give us back in proportion our land we gave to you in 1947 to settle Muslims who did not want to live in India then,” Swamy said, “The partition was on the basis, originally the English created partition for two countries, a Muslim ruled Pakistan and a Hindu ruled India.


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