Opinion

January 10, 2021
January 10, 2021

The momentous return of the Father of the Nation

January 10, 1972, shall remain a historic milestone in the annals of Bangladesh’s political history because on this day the towering patriarch, fondly called Bangabandhu (Friend of Bengal) by ever...

November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020

Essentials of pro-people policing

On November 20, the editor of The Daily Star Mahfuz Anam, in a column in this daily, urged for the transformation of the Bangladesh Police into a pro-people outfit.

November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020

Bigotry has no place in a civilised society

In an article published on April 4, 2015, I wrote that “Attacks on Hindus and their property have demonstrated the immensely sad but blunt reality that even after 42 years of democratic pluralistic...

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 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.