Do people really want a third party?

A political revolution is much more difficult than electing new officials. In the age of anti-establishment and populist politics, the hope of a third party has seen a resurgence across the globe. The palpable sentiment that the existing political parties are too elitist or corruption-ridden to represent the interests of the common people has prompted … Read more Do people really want a third party?

Erosion of Due Process Rights Means the Erosion of Justice

Originally published in Dhaka Tribune. A string of due process violations have taken place in recent times. However, not many seem to be concerned about this problem, while some have also rejoiced the outcomes. The recent bout started with the government’s campaign against drugs, which has so far seen more than a hundred deaths, many … Read more Erosion of Due Process Rights Means the Erosion of Justice

The war on drugs is a tool for class apartheid

Originally published in Dhaka Tribune. Bangladesh’s zero tolerance campaign against narcotics has stirred up a lot controversy around the abuse of power by the police, the RAB, and the government. Social media is buzzing with condemnation of alleged entrapments and killings of political and business rivals of the powerful. Writers and critics have also expressed … Read more The war on drugs is a tool for class apartheid

Suppressing the Fearsome Quota Movement

Originally published in Dhaka Tribune. Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men have violently attacked peaceful participants of the quota reform movement over the past two days with the police’s assistance. Many leaders of the movement have been picked up and beaten on the streets, often in the presence of the media. But why is Bangladesh’s largest … Read more Suppressing the Fearsome Quota Movement