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Human rights situation in Bangladesh has been worsening day by day

Edit Date:12/30/2010 12:00:00 AM

 Introduction

Human rights situation in Bangladesh has been worsening day by day and this is very alarming as to a significant stage the rights are being violated by the state itself. From bureaucracy to professionals, public procurement to conducting of public examination, politicization and criminalization are going rampantly everywhere. Various institutions are objected to malfunctioning at political will causing further deterioration of institutionalization contrary to the good governance and a healthy culture. Lax law enforcement panics people.

The following statistics is giving a rough idea of the human rights violation of last six months

Statistics of Human Rights violations 

(January 01-June30'2010)

Human Rights Violation

Total number of victims

 

Extrajudicial killing

 

61

Journalist Injured

 

52

 

 

Killed due to political violence

113

 

TV channel closed

 

02

Daily newspaper closed

 

01

Politically motivated mass arrest

 

2000 (around)

Rape

 

291

Dowry violence

 

163

Acid violence

 

63

Table:1[1]

 

                                                                                                       

 

 

 Concern of the Human Rights Organizations

Many national and international Human Rights Organizations showed their concerns as to the recent human rights status in Bangladesh such as:

 

1. Amnesty International released a public statement headed by “BANGLADESH: POLITICALLY MOTIVATED ARBITRARY ARRESTS HAMPER IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION OF CAMPUS VIOLENCE.”

The said statement contains that, “The government of Bangladesh must refrain from arbitrary mass arrests, which appear to have been directed only at the opposition student activists. Criminal investigations must be impartial, regardless of the suspect’s political affiliation or party membership..................................”[2]

2. In another report published on their website, Amnesty International claimed that, Bangladeshi security forces used excessive force during raid.[3] In this report, Amnesty accused specially the Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) for their violent attack.

3. Human Rights Watch also expresses anxiety about ongoing human rights condition of Bangladesh. It stated, “Bangladesh authorities violated both freedom of expression and due process of law”. The organization called upon the government of Bangladesh to ensure impartial investigation to be conducted into allegation.[4]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This report contains some news published in different newspapers in August, 2010 in Bangladesh. These selective news reports are portraying the political harassment and oppression against the opposition parties as well as government attitude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We indexed the news in six sections as follows…

 

1.      Assault on Media Freedom of Expression & Freedom of Association

2.      Killing

3.      Intervening in Legal Process and manipulation of Administrative power

4.      Assault on Women & Other Vulnerable People

5.      Vandalizing and Looting

6.      Harrassment & Torture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assault on Media Freedom of Expression & Freedom of Association

 

 

October 30

New Age

National

Journalist hurt by JL, BCL activists in Pirojpur

 

A journalist was allegedly injured in an attack by the activists of Juba League and Bangladesh Chhatra League in front of UNO office in Mothbaria sadar upazila Friday noon.

 

October 31

 

New Age

 

BNP, Jamaat won’t be allowedto exist: Sajeda

Narayanganj

 

The BNP and the Jamaat, the defeated forces of liberation war, will not be allowed to exist in the country, said ruling Awami League front ranking leader Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury MP in Narayanganj Saturday.

 

New Age

30 BNP men, journalists injured in Bhola AL attack

 

At least 30 people, including six journalists, were injured when activists of the ruling Awami League and its associate bodies backed by the police attacked Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders and activists at Borhanuddin in Bhola on Saturday morning.

 

New Age

Sec 144 foils BNP programmesin Khulna, Mymensingh

 

Protest programmes organised by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Koyra upazila of Khulna and Gafargaon in Mymensingh were foiled on Saturday as the local administrations imposed section 144 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm after the ruling Awami League called rallies at the same places.

 

 

 

Prothom Alo

Attack-counter attack between AL-BNP at Bhola

Local administration imposed section 144 as both AL and BNP called meeting at the same place at Burhanuddin of Bhola. However, police and AL activitsts barred while BNP activists were trying to arrange a protest meeting at helipad Chattar outside the 144 imposed area. This results in chasing-counter chasing between the AL and BNP activists.

 

Prothom Alo

More than 500 BNP activists to flee away

More than 500 BNP activists are to flee away from home at Raujan due to the fearsome activities of ruling party activists, said Gias Uddin Kader Chy, the Secretary of International affairs and President of Chittagong city North of BNP. They also grabbed the land of the minority people, he added.

 

 

November 02

Nayadiganto

5 Jamaat leaders injured by AL attack at Ramganj, 5 shibir leaders arrested

5 Jamaat leaders injured by the attack of AL activities at Ramganj and 5 Shibir leaders arrested by police accused of postering. Police arrested five Shibir leaders while postering on the demand to free five top Jamaat leaders including Matiur Rahman Nizami, police and eye-eitness said.

 

Daily Sangram

BNP leader Hafiz Ibrahim’s meeting foiled by AL activists at Bhola (11)

Police foiled Jamaat meeting at Narayanganj (12)

 

The daily star

5 arrested in Laxmipur

Five Shibir leaders and activists were arrested early yesterday while pasting posters on the walls in the municipal area

 

 

November 03

Kaler Kantho

Police raid at Khaleda’s residence at midnight

 

November 04

New Age

 

BCL activists beat up journalist in DU

 

A group of Bangladesh Chatra League activists on Wednesday assaulted a journalist when he went to a room of a Dhaka University hall to cover an incident of keeping a salesman of a shop at Gausul Azam Market confined to it.

 

November 05

Nayagiganta

Taka 10 crore demanded from Daily Naya Diganta by Abul Kalam Azad MP (Last Page)

Abul Kalam Azad, MP elected from Pirganj of Rangpur demanded Naya Diganta to seek forgiveness and taka 10 crore as compensation for the report published in the last page at October 14 titled “DO business of MP at Pirganj. On other case, he threatened, legal steps will be taken.

 

 

November 06

Prothom Alo

Programs called at same place at same day: Section 144 imposed at various places

Programs called by different organizations or different groups of the same organization at the same place results in the imposement of section 144 at various places by local administrations. Section 144 imposed at Bhuanpur of Tangail as both BNP and Juba League calls for meeting at the same place. Bi-yearly conference of Juba League foiled by police at Kishorganj upazilla of Nilphamari. Upazilla administration imposed section 144 in the whole upazilla.

 

Sangram

Journos attacked by Sramik League in front of the minister at Chittagong, 5 injured

 

Amader Somoy

Chhatradal failed to enter at DU campus due to the barrier of police

Kaler Kantho

OC accused of stroking to beat journo at Satkania police station

 

 

New Age

Police stop JCD procession at DU

The police obstructed a procession of Jatiyatabadi Chhattra Dal, the students’ organisation backed by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, in Dhaka University on Friday.

The Daily Star

Journalists manhandled in presence of communications minister

Activists of Jatiya Sramik League of Bangladesh Railway unit manhandled journalists in the presence of Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain at a meeting here yesterday as the journalists protested the alleged theft of two mobile sets and a digital recorder from the venue.

 

 

November 07

Prothom Alo

AL attack on BNP meeting at Ghatail: 3 injured

AL activists attacked twice on the BNP meeting place at Ghatail Upazilla yesterday afternoon. 3 people injured in this incident. BNP called a meeting at Ghatail High School field, police and eye-witnesses said. Chhatra League also called a meeting at the AL office near to the meeting place at the same time. UNO imposed section 144 at the both place to avoid the unwanted incidents.

 

 

Jubadal Chhatradal rally attacked by police and AL at Laksham: 30 injured

 

November 08

Nayadiganta

Mahmudur Rahmad still tortured physically and mentally

Jail authority continues torturing Mahmudur Rahman, editor of Daily Amar Desh, physically and mentally. He was brought to the court from Kashimpur Jail by 10 o’clock. He had to wait more than five long hours in the dirty-stinky room of the court. He had been brought before the concerned court at 2pm. He was sent to Kashimpur Jail of Gazipur again by 3 PM.

 

Kaler Kantho

BCL beat up 6 journalists for protesting eve-teasing

 

New Age

National

BCL men beat 4 reporters
 

Dhaka University’s Kabi Jasimuddin Hall unit Chhatra League, the ruling Awami League’s associate body of students, beat up four reporters in the university on Sunday for protest against harassment of a girl student of the mass communication and journalism department.

 

The Daily Star

Jamaat noncompliant, no EC action yet

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami's registration with the Election Commission still remains despite the party's failure to meet the conditions for retaining registration even nine months after the expiry of the one-year deadline.

 

November 09

Prothom Alo

Chhatra League barred White Team’s meeting at SAU

A discussion program arranged by the BNP and Jamaat supported white team on National Revolution and consolidation day was foiled by the BCL’s barrier at Sher –e Bangla Agricultural University. Chhatra league foiled accusing not taking permission of using the conference room. Chhatra League activists had looted and ranksacked the place and set fire to the banner of the program before the meeting started.

Jugantar

21 journalists assaulted by Chhatra League in 21 months at DU (3)

 

November 11

New Age

Journalists debarred from covering
 

In a rare move, the Supreme Court debarred journalists from covering its proceedings on Wednesday when the chief justice’s court was hearing an appeal petition of former prime minister Khaleda Zia.

 

November 12

Kaler Kantho

Khaleda’s residence: Appeal postponed, Journalists debarred from covering, pen-strike

 

November 13

Kaler Kantho

Journo attacked at Moulavibazar

Rally of Chhatra Majlish foiled by police, baton charged, 5 injured

Criticism of police attack on the rally of Chhatra Majlish

Maolana Abdur Rob Yousufi, Nayeb-e-Ameer and Maolana Nezamuddin, Secretary General of Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish protested and criticized the barbaric attack on the rally of Islami Chhatra Majlish yesterday.

 

November 14

Jugantar

BCL beat up journalist

 

November 15

Amardesh

Clash-attack at various places: 500 injured including Chief Whip of oppoisition party: 400 arrested

At least 20 vehicles are attacked, demolished at various points of the capital, some were set fire during the hartal yesterday. 10 thousand RAB and Police forces were deployed against the hartal. Also, the caders of ruling party were active. More than 500 BNP activists are injured in the attack of police and ruling party caders in the country including the capital. About 400 activists are arrested.

 

Sangram

Protest against the illegal firing of the journalists from BSS

Kaler Kantha

Police beat up journalist getting identity, filed case

 

November 16

Sangram

Attempt to kill journalist at Chittagong, 2 AL cader arrested

 

New Age

BCL men beat up journalist at CU

Chhatra League activists on Monday beat up Elias Sarker, university correspondent of daily Bhorer Kagoj and also president of university’s journalist association, in front of the university’s railway station

 

November 20

Amar Desh

Section 144 imposed at Monohorganj: Waj Mahfil foiled by GDNC???

Local freedom fighters and Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee foiled a waj mahfil arranged by Islami Sajam Kalyan Parishad at Monohorganj Upazilla yesterday afternoon. They suddenly announced an Eid Reunion at the same place and local administration imposed section 144 to avoid clash between the parties.

 

Prothom Alo

Section 144 imposed at the meeting place of BNP and Jubaleague at Titas of Comilla

Section 144 imposed at the Karikandi Eva Kindergarten School field at Titas upazilla of Comilla. Both BNP and Juba League calls for meeting at the same place and thus local administration imposed this rule.

 

November 23

Amader Somoy

Police raid at Jamaat central office (1)

November 24

Sangram

Photo journalist of Kaler kantha attacked, injured severly by snatchers

 

November 25

NAyadiganta

Baton charged at Jubadal rally at Patuakhali

Police charged baton at the Jubadal rally at Patuakhali. 10 including a journo injured in this incident. Jubadal activists threw brick-bat on the police during this time. A rally by Jubadal started from Patuakhli Circuit house and police foiled the rally charging baton.

 

November 26

Sangram

4 houses including journalist’s ranksacked for protesting illegal activities including eve teasing

General secretary of Newspaper hawkers union attaked, injured severly by terrorist attack

Prothom Alo

Baton charged at Chhatradal rally at Narayanganj, 2 arrested

Police charged baton twice at the Chhatradal rally supporting the hartal called by BNP on 30th November next. 20 including passers-by injured during this time, 2 chhatradal activists arrested.

 

November 27

Prothom Alo

158 arrested from six districts

Police arrested 158 from Rajshahi, Akhaura of B.baria, Patuakhali, Kurigram, Nilphamari and Patia of Chittagong before hartal called by BNP

 

Nayadiganta

Labor grievence at DEPZ, 15 injured by Ansar baton charged

Labor grievence found in a RMG at DEPZ of Ashulia at Savar. The laborers strike on the demand to stop working at night and weekly day-off.  At least 15 labors injured by the baton charge of Ansars on duty.

 

Nayadiganta

Baton charged at Chhatradal rally at Narayanganj, 20 injured palo

Police charged baton twice at the Chhatradal rally supporting the hartal called by BNP on 30th November next. 20 including passers-by injured during this time, 2 chhatradal activists arrested. Zilla Chhatradal arranged a rally to support hartal called on November 30 and to withdraw case against Sultan Salahuddin, president of central committee of Chhatradal. Police barred the rally at the railgate area while they were going to the Zilla BNP office and charged baton to foil the rally. Police arrested Monjur Hossain, Chhatradal leader of Safar Ali Bhuiyan Degree college of Araihazar upazilla and Selim, a chhatradal activist.

 

Nayadiganta

BNP rally barred by police at various places: baton charged

Police barred BNP rally and charged baton around the country, sources said. Police imposed section 144 without permission of the administration at the place of rally and meeting, said BNP leaders and activists. 20 injured by baton charge at Narayanganj.

 

 

 

November 28

Amar Desh

Mass arrest to defend Hartal: more than 500 arrested yesterday

Police raid to arrest BNP leaders and activists at Shiddhirganj

Sangram

Baton charged on journo at Barisal, 20 injured

Clashes around the country, mass arrest

3 thousand arrested from saturaday morning to Sunday morning

Case filed against 400 BNP leaders and activists at Pirojpur

Baton charged on journo at Barisal, 20 injured

 

 

 

 

 

Killing

 

 

November 03

Prothom Alo

1 Bangladeshi farmer killed by BSF at Dhumtala border of Burimari upazilla at Lalmonirhat

 

November 05

Jugantar

Clash between two groups of Chhatra League on eve teasing at Chittagong (2)

 

November 07

Amader Somoy

Jubaleague leader killed at Laksham Jugantor

Seschhasebok League leader shot to death at Gendaria

November 08

Jugantar

Chhatradal leader killed by terrorist attack at Gorpur (20)


November 09

 

New Age

BCL men beat up three DU students at DUCSU
 

A group of BCL activists beat up three students on the university campus on Monday.

 

November 10

The Daily Star

BSF kills two in Jessore, Satkhira

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday killed two Bangladeshis in Jessore and Satkhira border areas.

November 11

Prothom Alo

Bangladeshi shot dead by BSF

A Bangladeshi shot to death by BSF at Burimari border of Patgram Upazilla at Lalmonirhat. In the mean time, another Bangladeshi who was shot by BSF died yesterday at Gazipur border of Satkhira.

November 12

Jugantar

Businessman stabbed to death by Jubaleague terrorist at Chittagong (1)

Chhatradal leader killed by sharp weapon at Lalmonirhat (1)

 

November 13

Prothom Alo

BDR rebellion convicted died

Mohammad Hanif (45), Nayek of 13 Rifle batellion, a convicted of BDR rebellion case died at Kashimpur central jail of Gazipur. He was the son of Late Yakub Ali of Edilpur of Akhaura at B Baria.

 

New Age

Juba Dal activist killed in Jessore
 

An activist of Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal was stabbed to death in front of the Jessore Education Board office on Friday. The deceased was identified as Rabiul Islam Jasim, 27, son of Abdur Rauf of Shankarpur in the town.

 

November 14

BNP leader chopped to death in front of his home at Chhayabithi of Gazipur, Chhatra League leader killed by opposition.

 

Jugantar

Clash between two groups of Chhatra League at Gazipur, 11 killed

 

November 20

Angamati Jubo Dal man shot dead

A Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal activist was shot dead allegedly by the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Betbunia under Kawkhali upazila here on Thursday.

 

November 21

Sangram

Chhatra League leader shot to death at Cox’s bazaar

 

November 22

Amar Desh

Jamaat Leader named Abul Kashem (40) shot to death at Maheshkhali

 

The Daily Star

4 UP chairmen killed in SW region since Jan

Four union parishad (UP) chairmen were murdered in the south-western region of the country from January to November 16 this year.

 

Jugantar

Freedom fighter chopped to death by sons of AL leader at Netrokona (1)

 

November 23

Sangram

Freedom fighter retired Army officer chopped to death at Netrokona (12)

 

November 24

Amar Desh

Chhatradal leaders at Bagerhat and Chittagong and Sramik Leader at Lakshmipur killed. Among them Emdadul Hoq was the Sports secretary of zilla Chhatradal.

 

Chhatradal leader killed by Juba League activists at Bagerhat

Emdadul Hoq, sports secretary of zilla Chhatradal chopped to death by the Juba League activists. Police found his dead body in a peddy field at Karapara of Sadar upazilla.

 

Jamaat leader Mamun arrested at Chouddagram

Police arrested Jamaat leader Nazrul Islam Mamun at Chouddagram accused of clash with AL activists.

November 28

Sangaram

102 killed in inter-party clash in 23 months, 13000 injured

 

November 29

The New Age

 

AL-BNP clash leaves 1 dead

 

A man was killed and 25 others were injured in a gunfight between activists of the ruling Awami League and the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party at Baghaikandi of Raipura in Narsingdi on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intervening in Legal Process and  manipulation of Administrative power

 

 

October 29

The New Age

Police nab 20 Jamaat men in city, seize explosives

 

Some 20 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, including a former lawmaker and Khulna city unit Nayeb-e-Amir, were arrested by police in the city’s Mirpur area on Thursday.

 

October, 30

Prothom Alo

Killers of Sanaullah are not arrested due the speech of PM: Delwar

 

The New Age

BNP fails to hold programmes in 3 districts for Sec 144

 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its associate bodies on Friday could not hold programmes at least in three districts as the administration ordered ban on gathering to ‘stave off untoward incident.’The places where Section 144 was imposed to stop political programmes were Sailkupa in Jhenaidah, Mathbaria in Pirojpur and Katiadi in Kishoreganj.

 

 

4 Jamaat men arrested Lakshmipur

 

Four activists of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami were arrested from Alexander Bazar under Ramgoti upazila Friday morning.

 

Babar taken to Ctg jail

Former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar was brought to Chittagong Central Jail from Dhaka yesterday to produce before a court here in cases linked to the 10-truck arms haul in Chittagong in 2004.

 

October 31

Prothom Alo

Police on Mirza Fakhrul’s residence

Police forbidden to arrange any type of meeting in the residence of Mirza Fakhrul Islam, senior joint secretary general of BNP.

 

November 01

Prothom Alo

Former state home minister Lutfuzzaman Babar on 5 day remand on the case of ten trucks of illegal arms case

 

Warrant issued to arrest Koko in the case of money laundering.

 

Maolana Sayeedee produced to the courte on the case of income tax hoax

Deputy director of NBR filed case against Sayeedee for concealing information of taka 2 crore 27 lakhs 40 thousand and 120 and hoaxing of taka 56 lakhs 46 thousands eight hundred and twelve.

Daily Star

The Daily Star 6 Shibir men held

Police yesterday arrested six leaders and activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, from city's Kamrangirchar area for their alleged involvement in “anti-government activities”.

Sangram

Bail appeal denied in the money laundering case, warrant issued to arrest Koko (1)

6 shibir leader and activists arrested at Kamrangir Char (1)

Charge sheet suing 83 leader and activists including city ameer Golam Parwar (1)

 

November 02

 

Prothom Alo

Case filed against 8 including shibir president at Chittagong

6 Shibir activists granted for 2 day remand (11)

4 Jamaat activists arrested at lakshmipur, leaders are hiding

Amar Desh

5 Jamaat-shibir activists arrested at Ramganj accused of postering on the demand to free jamaat leaders: 5 injured

Attack on exam hall at Pabna: 5 more Chhatra and Juba League leaders bailed: 12 in jail

Case file against Khondkar Mahbub hossain, president of Supreme court bar at Rangpur. Chhatra Leadue leader Shahin Hossain filed this case.

Jugantar

International crime tribunal rules correction: one can be arrested while investigation going on

 

Kaler Kantha

5 Jamaat activists arrested at Ramganj (20)

 

The New Age

 

10 hurt as police, students clash in Mymensingh
 

At least 10 people, including policemen, were injured in clash between of students of Ananda Mohan College and the police on campus in the town on Monday afternoon.

 

BCL leader files case against SCBA president
 

Chief Judicial Magistrate Court of Rangpur summoned Supreme Court Bar Association president Khandaker Mahbub Hossain to appear on January 30 upon a case filed by a local BCL leader Monday.

 

The Daily Star

'Sick' Babar remanded

A Chittagong court yesterday placed former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar on a five-day remand in cases linked to the sensational 10-truck arms haul in Chittagong in 2004.

82 Jamaat, Shibir men charge-sheeted

Charges have been pressed against 82 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir in a case for assaulting police in Khulna city on June 30 this year.

November 03

Bail prayers of 19 Jamaat men rejected

A Dhaka court yesterday rejected bails of 19 Jamaat-e-Islami men, including a former lawmaker, and sent them to jail in connection with a case filed on charges of possessing explosives and bomb making materials.

 

Case filed against 8 including acting Jamaat ameer by Chhatra League leader at Chittagong

 

Nayadiganta

Oath to be taken by left two justices

Chief Justice will direct the oath taking ceremony of the two newly appointed additional justices, Ruhul Quddus Babu and Shah Khasruzzaman. They were left before as they were convicted of killing and demolishment case.

 

Amar Desh

RAB-police presence at Khaleda’s residence grows tension: Rumor about attempt to arrest SQC

Sangram

Case filed against 8 top leaders of Jamaat-Shibir-JP-Islami Oikkojot at Chittagong (1)

Amader Somoy

Sedetion case against 8 Jamaat leader and activists (7)

Jugantar

19 Jamaat leader and activists sent to jail after remand (15)

 

Kaler Kantha

Police seized CCC Meyor for one and half hours (1)

Order to keep Sayeedee in jail up to 29th December (15)

 

November 04

Nayadiganta

BNP leader Khondkar Syed Ahmed arrested in the incidence of torching train at Sirajganj

Amar Desh

2 including Senbagh upazilla shibir president arrested. Police arrested Md Kamal Uddin, Senbagh upazilla president (north) and Md Zahidul Islam at Zirua village of Dumuria Union, Noakhali.

Prothom Alo

Market on canal by AL leaders at Jhinaidah

November 05

Nayadiganta

Md Siddiq Hossen has been included in the project ‘ekti bari ekti khamar’ although he got 10-15 bighas of land while Rabiul Islam, a day laborer has not been included in the list at Mirgar village of Dhakkamara upazila at Panchgarh. Son, brother and nephew of the UP chairman and Al leader has also been included in the list, sources said.

Sangram

Sedition case against 8 Jamaat-shibir activists at Senbagh

November 06

The New Age

Khaleda should leave cantt house: PM

 

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has asked her party followers to start person-to-person campaign against what she said falsehood being dished out by the BNP-Jamaat axis.

 

November 07

Shibir leader arrested at Rajshahi

Jugantar

Police raid to arrest 5 BNP leaders

Clash on concert at Nasirganj, chhatradal president arrested (16)

 

November 08

Doctors released Jubadal leadr Shafikul although he is very sick at Sher-e-bangla medical College hospital.

 

 

Petitioner and lawer assaulted by PP at Munshiganj court

 

November 09

Prothom Alo

18 leader and activists of BNP and Jubadal sent to jail in the incidence of demolishing Sheikh Helal occurred during the national election at 2001.

Conditions changed by MP’s order in the appointment of Operator at Newmooring Container Terminal at Chittagong port. The name of the MP is Md Shah Alam of B.Baria-4

Shibir leader arrested at Rajshahi

Shah Alam, secretary of Rajshahi College shibir arrested by police at Boalia. He has been arrested without any particular reason, said shibir.

Amar Desh

14 more leaders of Chhatra and Juba League bailed in the Pabna incidence.

Clash between Shibir-Chhatra league at Osmani medical college: 25 injured, 6 arrested

Clash between Shibir-Chhatra League at Osmani medical college: many Shibir men arrested

22 BNP leader and activists including UP chairman sent to jail in the incidence of attacking Sk Helal’s car at Bagerhat

Jugantor

BB bans IBBL transfering money to its foundation (1)

 

The New Age

9 followers of SQ Chy in police remand
 

Nine followers of BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhuiry MP arrested overnight were given to 3-day police remand when produced before the court Monday.

The Daily Star

Islami Bank cannot give funds to its foundation

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has imposed a ban on Islami Bank's giving funds to Islami Bank Foundation for alleged lack of transparency in the transactions and violation of Islamic Sharia.

National

Seven Shibir men held in Satkhira, Rajshahi

Seven Shibir leaders and activists have been arrested in Satkhira and Rajshahi on separate charges.

The New Age

BCL men beat up three DU students at DUCSU
 

A group of BCL activists beat up three students on the university campus on Monday.

PABNA DC OFFICE ATTACK

14 accused granted bail
 

Some 14 cadres of the ruling Awami League and its youth and student fronts accused in a case filed for attacking government officials in Pabna during a recruitment test at the deputy commissioner's office recently were granted bail by a district court on Monday.

 

November 10

Prothom Alo

PM request Khaleda to leave residence following the verdict. She said, residence for 200-250 officers can be built at that place and thus she should leave to solve the living problems.

Naya Diganta

29 More shibir men arrested at Sylhet

Police arrested 29 more shibir men at sylhet in the incidence of clash between shibir and chhatra league. Also, police filed an assault case accusing 150 mentioning names of 43.

Rest 14 got bail in the pabna incidence (15)

 

The New Age

30 Shibir men suspended from Sylhet medical college
 

The Sylhet Osmani Medical College authorities suspended 30 Chhatra Shibir activists, who were students of the college, on Tuesday over their involvement in an attack on Chhatra League men on the campus on Monday.

 

22 BNP leader and activists sent to jail in the incidence of attacking Sk Helal’s cars



Amar Desh

Charge will be formed on 4th January in the income tax hoax case of Sayeedee

23 more Shibir men held, probe body convener changed

The authorities of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College yesterday changed the convener of the probe committee that they had formed in the academic council meeting on Tuesday afternoon

 

November 12

Three convicted returned without remand in the case of killing upazilla Chairman Sanaullah Nur Babu. The convicted are Ashraful Islam Mithu, Lutfur Rahman Babu and Badsha. They were granted three day remand but sent to jail.

The New Age

KHALEDA CASE HEARING CJ regrets newsmen’s entry denial
 

The chief justice, ABM Khairul Haque, has regretted denial of entry into the courtroom of journalists who went to the Supreme

17 hurt as police, villagers clash in Jamalpur
 

At least 17 people, including seven policemen, were injured in a clash between the lawmen and villagers at Kajaikata of Melandaha in Jamalpur early Thursday

 

2 HC judges take oaths

Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque administered the oath of justices AKM Abdul Hakim and Borhanuddin at the Judges’ Lounge of the Supreme Court at around 10:30am Thursday. Judges of both the Appellate and HC Divisions were present at the occasion.

 

New age

Babar denied bail in arms haul case

A Chittagong court last night rejected the bail petition of BNP leader Lutfozzaman Babar in connection with cases linked to the sensational 10-truck arms haul in 2004.

 

November 13

25 more men including 2 jamaat leadrs arrested at Sylhet in two days in the incidence of Clash between Chhatra League and Shibir

A Amar Desh

Mass arrest goes on: 12 including jamaat leadr arrested

Amader somoy

15 activists of Sramik Kalyan Federation arrested (7)

35 including women arrested in the police raid at workshop arranged by WAMY at Cox’s bazaar

25 more including zilla secretary of Jamaat arrested at sylhet (1)

Jugantar

29 ousted, 27 show-cause, Chhatra League is outrageous at DU (1)

 

The New Age

28 more Shibir men arrested in Sylhet
 

The police have arrested 28 more members of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing, following their clash with the ruling party’s student wing over the recruitment of MBBS admission seekers.

 

November 14

Naya Diganta

November 10

 

The New Age

FRONT PAGE

 

Khaleda evicted from cantt house

 

The police and plainclothesmen Saturday afternoon evicted the BNP chairperson and leader of the opposition, Khaleda Zia, from 6 Shaheed Mainul Road house where she had been living since 1972.

 

The Daily Star

35 Jamaat men held in Cox's Bazar

Police on Friday arrested 35 Jamat activists at a residential hotel in Cox's Bazar town.

 

Prothom alo

94 arrested during the hartal from Rajshahi, Faridpur, Dinajpur, Jessore, Sunamganj, Barguna, Noakhali and Chandpur. 15 including journos injured.

 

November 15

Khaleda Zia alleged by ISPR

Sangram

Police attack infront of BNP office, 20 including Whip MP injured, 30 arrested

 

November 16

Amar Desh

Case filed against 71 BNP activists at Savar and Ashulia: 2 arrested

Sangram

Case filed against 300 BNP men at Narayanganj (12)

Amader Somoy

More than 6 thousand political activists will pass their Eid at jail, most of them from Jamaat shibir (7)

Jugantar

Case filed against 11 BNP activists at Savar (17)

5 BNP leader bailed at Sherpur, again arrested

 

November 16

The New Age

Jamaat leader, 17 others sued for war crimes

Eighteen persons, including central Jamaat-e-Islami leader Moshiul Alam, were sued in Magura Monday on charge of committing crimes against humanity during war of liberation in 1971.

The Daily Star

Jamaat leader, 17 others sued

Eighteen people, including central Jamaat-e-Islami leader Advocate Moshiul Alam, were sued here yesterday on charge of committing crimes against humanity during War of Liberation in 1971.

 

November 20

Nayadiganta

Police raid on Alal’s residence, said Nasima Ferdousi, Alal’s wife.

3 activists of BNP and Shibir arrested at Patuakhali. Among them, Anwar Hossain, member of convenor, former City mayor and former zilla president arrested from his residence.

Kaler kantho

Jubadal leader beaten, shot to death at Rangamati (1)

UP chairmane killed by bomb attack at Jhikorgachha

 

 

November 21

Prothom Alo

Bomb attack at Chief Justice’s residence: Police raid to arrest 5 leaders of BNP and associates. They are Moazzem Hossain, President of Juba dal, Habib-un-nabi, President of Seschhasebok dal, Nasir Udding, secretary of Human rights of BNP, Sultan Salauddin, president of Chhatradal and Akhter Hamid, son of Khondokar Delwar Hossain, Secretary general of BNP.

 

Bomb attack at Chief Justice’s residence: Police raid to arrest 5 leaders of BNP and associates.

 

November 22

The New Age

1 dies in police custody
  

A detainee in Kotwali police station in Jessore has died in custody. The deceased was Imran Hossain Bappi, 24. He was arrested on Saturday noon and taken to custody where he died at 11:00pm.

 

November 23

Police raid on Jamaat central office

 

November 24

Jugantar

Jubadal office locked at Pirojpur, meeting foiled (16)

War crime case filed against 30 including BNP leader at Jhalokathi (16)

2 BNP activists arrested accused of attack on police station at Pakundia (15)

Jamaat leader Mamun arrested at Chouddagram (16)

Constituion to be published on December: Law Minister

 

November 25

Recommendation to remove Meyor Khoka by parliamentary committee

Conditions to get admitted in 10 disciplines at DU: Authority does not wish to follow the rule of High Court: It is dematory to the court: said Br Razzak

Jugantar

BNP leader arrested in rapid tribunal law at Mirjapur (15)

 

 

November 26

Naya Diganta

Police grabbed BNP office at Singra

 

Amar Desh

Pro-pakistani and Jamaat will not get promotion: H T Imam

The Daily Star

Raid on CU hall

The law enforcers in a sudden drive last night seized nine illegal firearms and over one hundred rounds of bullets from F Rahman Hall of Chittagong University.

One more Shibir cadre held at RU

Motihar police yesterday arrested one more Islami Chhatra Shibir cadre in connection with February 9 violence on Rajshahi University (RU) campus.

 

 

November 27

Sangram

Baton charged at Chhatradal rally at Narayanganj (1)

Jugantar

Case filed against Khaleda on money laundering by ACC (1)

 

November 28

Mass Arrest around the country to defend hartal

Former state minister Dulu seized at his residence at Nator (15)

November 29

More than 100 injured including Monju MP, mass arrest (1)

2 Jamaat leaders arrested at Ullapara (12)

A shibir activist arrested from a living mess at Bogra (12)

 

Assault on Women & Other Vulnerable People

 

 

November 01

 

Idol demolished by Chhatra league at Ramna Kali Mandir

November 05

Amar desh

Atta Attack on police by eve teaser Chhatra League activist: SI injured, 2 arrested, case filed against 40

November 09

Eve teasong protestors got beaten by Chhatra league leader at DU. Mahi and Rumi of Enayet karim’s (secretary of Jasimuddin hall) group beat the friends of Satila Sharmin, a student of journalism and mass communication at DU.

Amar desh

Chhatra league terror at DU

3 students beaten by Chhatra League accused of saying Salam. Shamsul Kabir Rahat, secretary of Zohurul hoq Hall attacked those students with his caders.

 

November 11

Female teacher assaulted by Chhatra League activist at JU

November 22

Day laborer’s house ranksacked led by AL leader at Kaliakoir, 2 injured

November 29

Student beaten by Chhatra League activists at CU (3)

 

November 10

Amader Somoy

BSF pierced cattleman’s nose and ear at Satkhira border (7)

 

November 06

Amader Somoy

5 Jamaat leaders sick at jail (3)

November 09

3 students beaten by Chhatra League suspecting shibir at DU (3)

 

November 22

New Age

AL men trying to grab Bagmara  cremation ground: Puja Parishad
 

The Rajshahi chapters of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad and Hindu, Bouddha, Khristan Oikko Parishad said on Sunday, ‘some leaders of ruling Awmi League are trying to grab the land of a cremation ground’ at Bagmara, about 30 kilometres from Rajshahi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vandalizing and Looting

 

30 October

New Age

 

Chhatra League activists vandalise Sirajganj college

 

A group of Chhatra League activists at Sirajganj Government College vandalised rooms in the college building on Thursday after confining the vice-principal, demanding elections to the students’ union.

 

November 01

New Age

 

BCL men collect money from RU admission seekers for model tests
 

Activists of the Rajshahi University unit Chhatra League were collecting money from admission seekers who have come from outside the city and were staying in the halls of residence by giving them model tests 2.11

Attack on car of 3 MPs including opposition Chief whip at KhagraChhari: car demolished

 

 

November03

Naya Diganta

City Mayor besieged for two hours, 8 beaten by Juba league at Chittagong

 

AL men besiege Ctg mayor’s office
 

Some pro-Awami League activists besieged the office of Chittagong city mayor Monjurul Alam on Tuesday in protest against the drive launched by the city corporation to remove illegal hoardings, police sources and witnesses said.

 

November 06

Prothom Alo

AL leader accused of withdrawing VGF rice for dead at Mithapukur

 

Son of Afzal Khan, Arman Khan, accused of entering house forcefully, shooting and assaulting a housewife at Doulatpur of Comilla.

November 07

Prothom Alo

residence of officers of upazilla Youth Development Foundation ranksacked by AL and associated organization’s activists at Kashiani upazilla of Gopalganj.

Naya Diganta

Bomb blast at Tongi govt. college by Chhatra league to express dominance

The New Age

 

AL men attack govt office over candidate selection

The leaders and activists of ruling Awami league and its youth front Juba League ransacked on Saturday a government office at Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj and assaulted the officer who runs it.

 

November 09

Market ranksacked by Chhatra league activists at Sylhet.

Chhatra League started a rally protesting the shibir attack on Chhatra League at Osmani Medical college and rancsacked Alhamra Shopping Center at Zindabazar.

BNP leaders house attacked, rancsacked by Chhatra League activists at Jatrabari

 

November 10

Chhatra League barred White Team’s meeting at SAU

 

November 13

Forest officer beaten by Chhatra league for not paying extortion at Lohagara

November 14

House grabed by ruling party activists denying section 144 at Baliakandi

November 15

BNP office rancsacked, torched fire at Shariatpur, Locked at Pirojpur

Bomb attack on BNP leaders house at Jhinaidaha

 

November 25

Prothom Alo

BN BNP leader’s house attacked, rancsacked by AL activists at Lakshmipur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harrassment  & Torture

 

 

 

 

Sangram

House of zilla shibir secretary attacked at Pirojpur (12)

 

November 01

 

Artaries of BNP activist cut down by ruling party caders at Baufal

Zia was associated with jail killing: Ashraf

November 02

12 BNP men including former UP chairman attacked, injured by AL at Sharishabari

Sangram

Cars of opposition party’s chief whip attacked by ruling party caders at Khagrachhari, 25 injured

Attack on homes, 10 injured

Amader Somoy

Hand of Jubadal leader cut down by sharp weapon of Juba League at Dhamrai

Jugantar

Attack on opposition party’s chief whip’s cars at Khagrachhari, 26 injured (20)

Hand of Jubadal leader cut down by sharp weapon of Juba League at Dhamrai (15)

 

November 03

Mayor besieged at Chittagong by Chhatra and Juba league (1)

Clash between two groups of ruling party at Tongi, 3 injured (4)

Sangram

Attack on Laksham, more than 50 injured of Chhatradal and Jubadal (12)

November 04

Jugantar

Clash between groups of Chhatra league at J’nagar University, 3 injured (20)

November 05

Sangram

Clash between two groups of Chhatra League at DU (1)

Jugantar

AL leaders barred submission of Qurbani animal’s bazaar at Shiddhirganj (15)

 

November 06

Nayadiganta

Jamaat leader Mamunar Rahman chopped to injury at Nilphamari. He has been admitted at Rangpur Medical College Hospital

Seschhasebok League activists chop; injure 10 demanding extortions at Rupganj

November 07

Jugantar

AL attack on forest officers at Morolganj (21)

Juba Unnayan office attacked, rancsacked, assaulted at Gopalganj by AL leaders

The New Age

 

10 hurt in BCL-JCD clash in Barisal college

 

At least 10 people were injured in a clash between Chhatra League and Chhatra Dal activists over stronghold on the campus of Haji Taher Uddin College at Wazirpur in Barisal on Saturday morning.

Chhatra League attack on Tongi Govt. College, bomb blast, 10 injured

 

November 08

Clash between two groups of Chhatra League at Rajshahi, 10 injrued (3)

Clash between two groups of Chhatra League at JU, 8 injured

 

 

The New Age

 

10 hurt as Sramik League activists clash at Ghorasal Power Station
 

At least 10 people were injured in a clash between two rival groups of Jatiya Sramik League—the labour wing of ruling Awami League—at Ghorashal Power Plant on Sunday.

 National

Zia the villain, Taher the hero: Inu
 

The Jatiya Samjtantrik Dal president, Hasanul Haque Inu, has termed General Ziaur Rahman the villain and Colonel Taher the hero of November 7.

Zia was involved in killing four nat’l leaders: Shahjahan
 

The shipping minister, Shahjahan Khan, has said former president Ziaur Rahman was involved in the barbaric killing of four national leaders in jail, as well as army officers and soldiers who were freedom fighters.

 

 

November 09

15 August conspiracy done in that house: Nasim

Former home minister Mohammad Nasim mentioned Khaleda Zia’s house at Cantonment as

Kashimbazar Kuthir. Conspiracy of 15 august and Connel taher killing was done in that house by Zia, he said.

Jamaat leader attacked by terrorists at Kolapara

AL attack for BNP candidate at Kolapar (16)

BNP leader’s house attacked, rancsacked by Chhatra league at Jatrabari (7)

 

Juba League rancsacked contractor office demanding extortion at Natore (4)

Chhatra League attack at Faridpur Medical (20)

The New Age

 

50 injured as Shibir, BCL clash
 

At least 50 students were injured when activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir backed by outsiders attacked the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League at Sylhet Osmani Medical College on Monday.

 

November 10

Jugantor

Clash between two groups of Chhatra League at Sonagazi, 50 including police injured (1)

Jubadal leader injured by terrorist attack at Mahalchhari (16)

The New Age

 

Teacher, 2 others attacked  over protest at stalking
 

Stalkers critically wounded a schoolteacher in Cox’s Bazar on Monday and two madrassah managing committee members in Noakhali on Tuesday as they protested at the harassment of girls.

 

 

November 12

Amardesh

Idol demolished, looted as AL leader not made guest at Keraniganj, 5 injured. Police did not file case for unknown reason

Clash between two groups of Chhatra League at Feni, 10 injured (20)

The New Age

 

Bus driver shot dead in city
 

A bus driver was shot dead and his assistant injured allegedly by a businessman in the Fulbaria bus terminal area in Dhaka on Thursday morning.

 

November 13

Amader somoy

Hartal observed for Chhatradal leader killing at Lalmonirhat

Jamaat city ameer attacked by terrorist at Kolapara (8)

Jugantar

Jamaat leader attacked by terrorist at Kolapara (15)

 

 

November 14

Sangram

Teacher can’t return to his house fearing AL terrorists at Kachpur (12)

Jugantar

Khaleda Zia evicted from residence

Clash in the capital, car demolished, more than 150 arrested (1)

Clash between two groups of AL for teacher employment at Sharsha (17)

4 Chhatradal leaders injured by Chhatra League attack at DU

 

November 15

Sangram

Hundreds activists injured by police-AL attack (12)

Jugantar

Hartal observed dawn to dusk (1)

Clashes in the country, rancsacked, 150 injured (1)

Clash between AL-Juba League at Sujanagar, 8 including police injured (15)

The New Age

 

Cantt house freed of conspiracy: Shamsul
 

Shamsul Hoque, state minister for home affairs, said on Sunday that former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s house in the cantonment had been used for hatching conspiracies against democracy.

 

November 16

Jugantar

AL-BNP clash at Chhatak, 20 injured (17)

 

November 21

2 Jamaat activists injured severly

AL attack on eid day at Chouddagram

Clash between two groups of Chhatra League at BBaria, 10 injured (11)

Clash between two groups of Chhatra League at Bagachra, 10 injured

 

 

The New Age

 

Khaleda belittled nation, herself
through false statement: Suranjit
 

Senior Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta has said main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia belittled herself as well as the nation and her party claiming that she was a shelter-less person.

 

 

 

November 22

Chhatradal leader broken legs, hands by terrorist at Sharishabari

Amader Somoy

Chhatradal secretary assaulted by AL activists at Sharishabari (3)

 

November 23

Police raid at Jamaat office, question arises (1)

Hartal on 30th November called by BNP (1)

 

November 24

Sangram

Bomb attack on UP chairman’s house at Jhinaidaha (11)

AL attack on BNP office at Shariatpur, 20 injured (3)

 

November 25

Sangram

BNP leader’s house rancsacked at Lakshmipur (12)

4186 women and children assaulted in 9 months (12)

November 26

Olama league leader arrested with Yaba tablet

Chhatra League attack on silly incident at DU, car demolished, torched fire (1)

 

November 28

Artaries of Chhatradal leader cut down at Noakhali



[1] Odhikar six-monthly report and daily news papers of Bangladesh

[2] Amnesty International public statement, 23 February 2010, For immediate release, AI Index: ASA 13/005/2010

[3] Published on the official website of Amnesty International, www.amnesty.org dated 1 July, 2010

[4] Human Right Watch on its official website www.hrw.org on July 7, 2010

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