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Bangladesh: Khaleda to be released on Parole?

Paper No. 6825            Dated 17-April-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

On 6th April, Home Minister of Bangladesh, Asaduzzaman Khan dropped a hint that the Government was willing to consider parole for Khaleda Zia in the event of her applying for parole giving specific reasons. That indicated that there had been some behind the scene discussions between the Awami League and the BNP on Khaleda’s health and the possibility of letting her go abroad for treatment.

Bangladesh: JEI Revisited:

Paper No 6411               Dated 16-March-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan.

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.

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