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Bangladesh writers death protests Bangladeshi cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore gets bail after 10 months in detention

The decision came days after the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed who was also detained under the Digital Security Act. Protests have broken out across Bangladesh demanding the withdrawal of the law

Thousands of Rohingya refugees relocated

The Bangladesh government has shifted the Rohingya refugees who were forced to flee from their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine province due to state-sponsored persecution and attacks against them

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh Bangladesh government relocates hundreds of Rohingya refugees to remote Island 

So far over 3,400 refugees have been sent to the island of Bhasan Char, located in the Meghna river’s estuary, 40 miles away from the mainland. Critics say the island is prone to flooding

Bangladesh factory fire Despite eight-year struggle, Tazreen fire victims in Bangladesh yet to get justice 

On November 24, 2012, a short-circuit triggered a massive fire at the nine-story Tazreen garment factory in Ashulia,. Over 110 workers were killed. Eight years on, many of the families of victims and survivors are still in a bad state

Bangladesh garment workers Millions of garment workers face job losses in Bangladesh 

According to a recent study conducted by the Center for Global Workers Rights, “millions of workers are at greater risk of losing their jobs” due to global brands “demanding price cuts and delaying payments to suppliers”

Reports chronicle continuing violence and discrimination against Rohingya community

Violence against the persecuted Rohingya minority community has persisted despite demands to Myanmar state authorities to ensure their safety

Protest against rape Bangladesh Bangladesh erupts against repeated incidents of sexual abuse against women 

Hundreds of people protested against rising incidents of sexual assault of women in Bangladesh, and demanded the resignation of home minister Asadduzzam Khan

Bangladesh jute mill workers protest Jute mill workers protest in Bangladesh demanding arrears

Hundreds of workers employed at the Asha jute mill in Debidwar, Bangladesh, congregated at the Dhaka-Chattogram highway to demand the release of their pending wages. Workers also burnt tyres and raised slogans against the administration 

India and Bangladesh suffer brunt of annual flooding

Massive flooding has devastated parts of South Asia, especially northeastern India and Bangladesh.

Bangladesh interview Manisha Chakraborty Health workers left in the lurch as pandemic spreads in Bangladesh

The International Secretary of the Socialist Student Front in Bangladesh, Manisha Chakraborty, talks about how Bangladesh is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic

Cyclone Amphan’s death toll crosses 100, citizens protest over lack of facilities

The total damage is estimated to be in the range of USD 15 billion. Protests broke out in cities in the Indian State of West Bengal as normalcy has not been restored three days after the cyclone

Garment workers strike Bangladesh Garment factory workers in Bangladesh demand timely payment of dues

Bangladesh began reopening factories last week, despite a spike in COVID-19 cases. However, there remain serious safety concerns over the implementation of mandatory preventive measures and the risk posed to the lives of thousands of workers

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