In a hastily arranged press conference, the law minister Anisul Huq today told reporters that the government has decided to postpone for six months the jail sentence of Khaleda Zia, the former prime minister and leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).
In what was probably the culmination of years of pent-up anger over public safety (or, the lack thereof), a widespread public protest led by students brought Bangladesh to a standstill last year. Following the tragic death of two students by racing buses, hundreds of thousands … Continue Reading
For the last few years, there have been many hues and cries over the apparent decline of democracy or democratic values around the world. Freedom House, an American think-tank that measures the state of global freedom, reckons that 2016 was the eleventh consecutive year in … Continue Reading