Bangladesh

by Sumon Corraya | BANGLADESH - ITALY

The workers have spent thousands of euro on documents, but for months they have been waiting for a clearance to leave that has not arrived. In the crosshairs the consultancy company VFS Global, which was in charge of handling the administrative paperwork. Also involved are brokers and swindlers who exploit conditions of need to do business. 

by Sumon Corraya

Tens of thousands of young people have been on the streets for five days in the capital and across the country. They are demanding reform of the system that favours relatives of independence fighters. Amnesty's concern over police violence. Nil coordinator Nahid Islam: "We call for emergency session of Parliament".

| 12/07/2024
| BANGLADESH
by Sumon Corraya

The Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council today released its annual report on the persecution of ethnic-religious minorities in the country. About 1,045 incidents of violence were recorded in the past year, with 45 deaths. For lawyer Rana Dasgupta, “The environment for free religious practice has been completely narrowed.”

 

| 09/07/2024
| BANGLADESH
by Sumon Corraya

On the journey towards the October Assembly, the dioceses of Bangladesh held a seminar with the undersecretary of the Vatican department Sr. Nathalie Becquart. Participants: 'A revival for the Catholic Church in the country'. Archbishop Bejoy N. D'Cruze: "The laity want to participate in decisions and expect to see their dignity more recognised".

| 03/07/2024
| BANGLADESH
by Sumon Corraya

In the attack against the Holey Artisan Bakery, 22 people were killed. Since the authorities carried out massive arrests, no more massacres of this magnitude have occurred. However, jihadi groups are reorganising. The leader of the JMB is operating out of Turkey via the web, especially targeting youth.

| 01/07/2024
| BANGLADESH

In Asia, Vietnam and Bangladesh serious cases of abuse and persecution were reported in 2023. India is criticised even though New Delhi is an important US ally against Beijing. In Pakistan, Ahmadi Muslims suffer the worst discrimination.

| 27/06/2024
| ASIA
by Sumon Corraya

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was also celebrated in Dhaka yesterday. Bangladesh is one of the South Asian countries most affected by the phenomenon. The annual report of the Narcotics Control Directorate emphasises the role of digital platforms. Prof. Choudhury: "About 8 million drug addicts, most of them young".

| 27/06/2024
| BANGLADESH
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