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Bangladesh: The JeI- Change of Heart or Change of Tactics?

Paper No. 6496 .   Dated 19-Feb-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

Current media reports in Bangladesh indicate that the Jamaat-e-Islami is seriously considering changing its name and enter into politics afresh though it should be aware that mere changing the name will not bring in the desired legitimacy they are now desperately seeking.

Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina Wins a Third Term: BNP Routed

Paper No.6474            Dated 31-Dec-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

In the elections held on December 30, the Awami League led Alliance won 288 seats with the BNP led Alliance winning only 7 sets.  Three seats went to others. It is a land slide victory for Hasina and her party- the Awami League.

Though it was known that the Awami League had an edge in the elections, no one could have predicted or assessed such an overwhelming victory that had had routed the entire opposition.

Bangladesh: Mayoral Elections in Rangpur- Its Significance:

Paper No. 6337                                   Dated 5-Jan-2017
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 

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.

Are Islamic Extremists Poised to Swallow Bangladesh?

Paper No. 5916                                Dated 16-Apr-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The assassination of two liberal bloggers in quick succession in February and March raises some very disturbing questions.

Bangladesh: Street Protests and Blockades Tapering off: Firmness Pays

Paper No. 5910                                 Dated 09-Apr-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

There are unmistakable signs that the street protests and blockades in Dhaka, Chittagong and elsewhere of the opposition combine- BNP and JEI are tapering off though there is no official statement from the parties of having withdrawn the agitation.

Ignoring Bangladesh Can Spell Disaster

Paper No. 5882                                   Dated 27-Feb-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The anti-government agitation that was started by the opposition, led by the BNP on January 6 appears to be metamorphosing into a terror campaign. Over one hundred innocent people have died. Terrorists have entered the fray, ably engineered by the Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) Bangladesh, which is the BNP’s main strength on the streets.

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