Mohammad Zaman | The Daily Star
  • Mohammad Zaman

  • On Ekushey and its global legacy

    The month of February is a prized and sacred one for Bengalis. It reminds us of the sacrifices made for our beloved Bangla language and the rewards it ultimately brought in for Bengalis as a nation.
  • The anguish of a people fighting for recognition

    My recent op-ed for The Daily Star about the controversial drive for citizenship screening in India’s Assam, involving the “illegal” Bengali-origin Muslims, drew considerable attention from the readers, with a particular curiosity about the Miya (also spelled Miyah) poetry used to assert the identity and rights of the people as settlers and citizens of India.
  • NRC and the larger crisis brewing in Assam

    Ecent developments surrounding the controversial National Registry of Citizens (NRC) in Assam have made many extremely worried across borders in Bangladesh and India regarding the future of Bengali Muslim settlers and Hindus alike.
  • Rohingya repatriation: No more dancing around key issues

    In the last two weeks, the world has witnessed a renewed interest in the Rohingya’s struggles for justice and persecution of Myanmar officials for the Rohingya genocide.
  • No turning point yet

    In recent weeks, there have been a flurry of diplomatic activities in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, starting with the high-level visit of Myanmar delegation led by Myint Thu, Myanmar’s Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to Cox’s Bazar.