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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.

Bangladhesh: Landmark Judgement of High Court against “River Grabbing”:

Paper No. 6490           Dated 12-Feb-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

A River is a living entity, a legal person and a juristic person’-

So said the Bangladesh High Court Bench in a petition filed by the Human Rights and Peace on the degradation of Turag River. It is a remarkable judgement and a landmark one that would apply not only to Bangladesh but to all regions in this part of the World where people are dependent on the rivers for their livelihood and well-being.

Bangladesh: Challenges for Hasina led Government:

Paper No. 6482 .   Dated 22-Jan-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

With an unprecedented landslide victory for Sheikh Hasina for a third time, the expectations of the people are naturally high.  Though the election was easy, Hasina is now faced with many challenges that need to be immediately addressed.

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Bangladesh: Post Election Developments:

Paper No. 6476          Dated 6-Jan-2018

S.Chandrasekharan

As expected, in the highly charged political atmosphere, the overwhelming victory of the Awami League in the National Elections held on 30th December, has raised allegations that the election had been marred by violence and that it had not been fair.  In fact, one of the editorials in the Daily Star described the victory of the Awami League as an “overkill”. 

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: Polls on 30th December- the need to be seen to be credible:

Paper No. 6466               Dated 3-Dec-2018

S. Chandrasekharan

The Election Commission of Bangladesh announced the schedule for the National Elections.  While the Polls will be held on 30th December, November 28th was fixed as the deadline for filing nomination papers.  Scrutiny of papers will be on 2nd December and December 9th will be last date for withdrawals.

Bangladesh: The Election Commission Should not Get Politicised:

Paper No. 6445                       Dated 17-Oct-2018
By S.Chandrasekharan.
 
The 11th Jatiya Sangsad Elections are due to take place by the end of this year.  This was the general impression.  But the Election Commission declared that it is yet to fix the dates and announce the poll schedule.  Yet the elections are not far off and the political parties are seen to be getting ready for the polls.
 

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