Tag Archives | Destruction of property

Right to truth to be exercised in the arson attack inquiry : a joint statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission and

The investigation into the attack upon minorities, its process and outcome, and subsequent handling of the event by the Government Bangladesh is highly questionable. The incident in question is the arson of properties of the minority communities, particularly of the Buddhists and Hindus in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong districts that occurred on 29 September. The […]

October 23, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh : State’s unpardonable failures deserve credible investigation

The entire governmental machinery of Bangladesh, with its retinue of law-enforcement units, intelligence agencies, and security forces, have totally and abysmally failed to protect minority communities in the South Eastern region of the country. A large number of monasteries, temples, houses and establishments of the Buddhist communities of the area, and even those belonging to […]

October 17, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

The simultaneous destruction of Buddhist and Hindu temples with flammable substances and explosives resulting in enormous damage to people’s property and trust

This report was prepared by an Odhikar fact finding team after visiting the crime scenes in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong. On September 29, 2012 about 7.30 pm, a controversial photo showing disrespect for the Holy Quran was shared from the facebook profile of a local Buddhist young man called Uttom Kumar Borua of Haitupi village, […]

October 17, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Students of the Progressive Student Society were injured in an attack from activists of Chhatra League and Jubo League of Rajshahi University

On 10 September 2011, members of the general student of Rajshahi University along with the Progressive Student Society formed a committee named ‘Students Against Increased Fees’ for the hike of the 1st year admission fees of the 2011‐2012 academic session and the increasing rate of residential hall fees. Under the same banner, all leftist student organisations and the general students […]

September 14, 2011 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Mohammad Rahmat Ullah, student of Dhaka University, was allegedly tortured by police

At around 12.00 pm, on March 6, 2011, Mohammad Rahmat Ullah (20), a First Year student of the Islamic Studies Department, University of Dhaka, was arrested by the police forces of Shahabag Police Station, Dhaka Metropolitan Police, after a large protest rally brought out by students of Dhaka University. The family of Rahmat Ullah alleged that after being […]

March 6, 2011 | Read full story | Comments are closed