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Students in Bangladesh demand reforms to public sector job quota

Public sector jobs in Bangladesh have a 30% quota for descendants of participants in the country’s liberation war in 1971. The provision has become unpopular among the youth who are facing an unemployment crisis

Mohammad Yunus conviction called a “travesty of justice” in Bangladesh

The social entrepreneur Mohammad Yunus was sentenced to six months along with three of his colleagues from Grameen Telecom, attracting widespread condemnation

Political crisis of Bangladesh is the byproduct of the capitalist crisis

From the viewpoint of imperialist forces, Bangladesh is the strategic springboard for heading towards the South-East and Asia Pacific. To achieve their political and economic goals in Bangladesh, imperialists consider the anti-liberation forces, the religious fundamentalists and their political allies, as their natural friends

Odhikar state persecution Bangladesh UN experts ask Bangladeshi authorities to end persecution of rights organization Odhikar

Odhikar has been facing judicial persecution with charges filed against its secretary Adilur Rahman Khan and director ASM Nasiruddin Elan for allegedly publishing “fake, distorted and defamatory” information

Protesters hold signs up demanding that journalist Samsuzzaman Shams be freed. Bangladeshi journalist arrested for reporting on rising food prices

Samsuzzaman Shams, a reporter with leading daily Prothom Alo was arrested under the controversial Digital Security Act , after police officials raided his house in the dead of night

Bangladesh enforced disappearances A decade of enforced disappearances in Bangladesh

Several rights organizations have called for Bangladeshi security agencies to be held accountable for allegedly subjecting hundreds of people to enforced disappearances in the country

Bangladesh garment workers Millions of garment workers in Bangladesh forced to return to factories 

The announcement by the Bangladesh authorities allowing garment export factories to resume work has resulted in tens of thousands of workers returning to major cities in overcrowded trains and buses, ignoring health guidelines

Protests break out in Bangladesh over death of 21-year-old student

Abrar Fahad was found dead in Dhaka university, a few days after posting comments critical of the government. The protesting students said activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League were responsible

The Left Democratic Alliance protest the latest hike in gas price in front of National Press Club, Dhaka on Saturday. Focus Bangla Left Democratic Alliance calls strike against gas price hike in Bangladesh

The government raised the price of gas in eight categories, including that of household users, despite persistent opposition from consumer rights groups.

Textile workers in Bangladesh fight against state repression

‘Thousands of workers dismissed earlier haven’t been re-appointed yet and in most cases, workers didn’t even receive their legal compensation,’ says workers’ organizer

Bangladesh workers strike Bangladesh unions demands release of garment workers

Unions in Bangladesh have asked the government to intervene in false cases against thousands of workers arrested and fired from their jobs for participating in the December protests.

Over 11,000 more workers fired in Bangladesh for trade union activity

According to local reports, the companies have forced many senior employees to resign, presumably to avoid paying higher wages and social security benefits. Earlier, over 5,000 employees had been arrested for taking part in protests in January