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Dhaka Carnage – A Wake up call for Realism

Paper No. 6144                                Dated 08-Jul-2016                   

By Bhaskar Roy

The siege of the Holey Artisan Café by a group of young Jihadis on July 1 evening was something waiting to happen.  Twenty guests dining in this up-market restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic area were killed by these terrorists.  Most of them were foreigners.  Two police officers also lost their lives.  The terrorists were killed in a mixed forces commando raid later.

Bangladesh: Avijit’s Murder Heralds Ominous Signs

Paper No. 5886                                Dated 05-Mar-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The assassination of Avijit Roy on Dhaka university campus on February 26 is a message to the secular and free thinking society of Bangladesh that the forces of religious intolerant groups are rising at a pace that even the Jamaatul Mujahidin Bangladesh(JMB) could not attain during the BNP-JEI rule from 2001-2006.

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