South Asia and Beyond

Bangladesh: Creeping Radicalisation And A Complicit Government

 Bangladesh: Creeping Radicalisation And A Complicit Government

Caption: The Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League may boast of secular credentials but it’s pandering to the demands of Islamist hardliners too.

NEW DELHI: The space for those expressing secular, liberal or progressive views is shrinking rapidly in Bangladesh–this is a view expressed by Bangladeshis as they see hardline elements gaining increasing salience in the Muslim-majority nation. Even more worrying, they say, is that such radical views are no longer confined to Islamist outfits but have spread their tentacles into the Bangladeshi middle-class....Read More

Parul Chandra

Professional newshound, have navigated through typewriters, computers and mobile phones during my over three-decade-long career working in some of India's finest newsrooms (The Times of India, Financial Express). Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan are my focus, also Sri Lanka (when boss permits). Age and arthritis (that's a joke) have not dimmed the thrill of chasing a story. Loves music, animals and pasta.

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