Bangladesh

Ethnic violence in Bangladesh: assault on minority peoples continues

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Successive governments in Bangladesh have pushed many indigenous people out of their homelands and into the radical margins, driving them into an unstable and uncertain future An unprovoked attack by a mob of Bengali Muslim settlers on four indigenous localities of the mountainous Chittagong Hill Tracts took place in Bangladesh in June this year. Some […]

Bangladesh

Bangladesh killings bring tensions between Islam and secularism to the fore

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Violent extremists are exploiting the tensions and paradoxes of secularism in Bangladesh Bangladesh, a South Asian Muslim majority state with the fourth largest Muslim population, has seen a spate of religion-based killings since 2013. With especially the murder of an American citizen of Bangladeshi origin, Avijit Roy, in 2015, there has been unprecedented global media […]