Muhammad Nurul Huda

STRAIGHT LINE

The writer is a columnist of The Daily Star.

November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020

Jail Killing Day: The indelible shame

The brutal killings of four national leaders by misguided soldiers inside Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours of November 3, 1975, remain an indelible shame on the national psyche.

September 26, 2020
September 26, 2020

How do we go about correcting police deviance?

In the columns of this newspaper, an erudite professor highlighted the need to “at least start a dialogue” on reforming the police.

September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020

The world’s most blighted minority

As the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority numbering nearly 1.2 million stranded in Bangladesh crosses the third painful year, one is reminded of the most blighted ethnic minority in Asia.

September 13, 2020
September 13, 2020

We must do more to deter custodial violence

The conviction of three police officers working in one of the police stations of Dhaka metropolitan area for a custodial death that occurred years ago should be a shining example in an otherwise...

August 30, 2020
August 30, 2020

Policing the police

Following the death of Major Sinha in circumstances indicative of collusive criminal behaviour of some apparently errant police personnel along with other delinquencies of lawmen elsewhere in the...

August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020

How do we solve the image crisis for police?

Reports in the print and electronic media indicate that the image of police in public eyes has been worryingly tainted following the death of Major Sinha under circumstances pointing to the...

August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020

When politics exposed its ominous fangs

For a blissfully long period of time, much of subcontinental politics had been kept alive and rather exciting by a mix of erudite or frothy politicians who could be credited with sustaining people...

August 15, 2020
August 15, 2020

Understanding the greatness of Bangabandhu

While remembering the tragic incident of August 15 1975, we have to agree with the undeniable fact of history that Bangabandhu became a symbol in his own lifetime.

August 14, 2020
August 14, 2020

How sectarianism precipitated the 1947 partition

In many quarters, the blame for the partition of India in August 1947 is still squarely placed on Muslims and the so-called two-nation theory of the Muslim League. But it’s worthwhile to recall the...

August 12, 2020
August 12, 2020

Major Sinha’s death and the culture of excessive force

The untimely death of former Major Sinha Rashed Khan in hither to inadequately explained circumstances saddens the heart.