• Bangladesh: Chief Justice Ousted after Resisting PM’s Demands, Memoir Says0

    • Blog
    • September 20, 2018

    Pulack Ghatack Dhaka 2018-09-20 Surendra Kumar Sinha, Bangladesh’s former chief justice, talks with reporters in front of his home before leaving for Australia, Oct. 13, 2017.  Monirul Alam/BenarNews Bangladesh’s former Supreme Court chief justice was forced to leave the country and resign after refusing requests by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other senior government officials

  • Catholic schools dread Bangladesh’s education policy0

    • Blog
    • September 20, 2018

      Legal enforcement could see some shuttered due to financial strain while threat of state meddling grows   Students perform a traditional dance during an interfaith youth gathering at Notre Dame University in Dhaka on Dec. 2, 2017 during Pope Francis’ visit to Bangladesh. Catholic educators say church-run institutes have been struggling to cope with the nation’s education policy implemented

  • India: Efforts Begin in West Bengal to Update National Register of Citizens0

    • Blog
    • September 19, 2018

    Jaishree Balasubramanian New Delhi 2018-09-18 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives at Parliament House in New Delhi, Aug. 1, 2018. India’s Hindu nationalist BJP government has launched a campaign in West Bengal to elicit support for its plan to draw up a citizens list to identify millions of migrants who, it claims, do not belong


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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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