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INDIA POLITICS: 40,000 Rohingya Muslims Now Face Deportation

INDIA POLITICS: 40,000 Rohingya Muslims Now Face Deportation

“These things are being discussed at [the] diplomatic level with both Bangladesh and Myanmar,” Interior Ministry spokesman K.S. Dhatwalia said. “More clarity will emerge at an appropriate time.” No better conditions would be awaiting the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack

The Supreme Court last month upheld death sentences for the three militants, who included Mufti Abdul Hannan, the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Calls to Curb Rohingya Influx Takes Center Stage

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Calls to Curb Rohingya Influx Takes Center Stage

Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown launched after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on Oct. 9 that Myanmar blamed on Rohingya militants.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh, Myanmar Security Forces Unite to Stop Rohingya Muslim Militants Crossing Their Shared Border

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh, Myanmar Security Forces Unite to Stop Rohingya Muslim Militants Crossing Their Shared Border

69,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Buddhist majority Myanmar since October, straining relations between the two neighbors who both see the stateless Muslim minority as the other nation’s problem.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Law Proposing Child Marriage in ‘Special Cases’ Step Backwards

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Law Proposing Child Marriage in ‘Special Cases’ Step Backwards

The poor South Asian nation has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, despite a three-decade-old law which bans marriage for girls under 18 and men under 21.

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BANGLADESH: Asaduzzaman Khan Says Hostage-Takers Are Members Of Jamaeytul Mujahdeen Bangladesh

BANGLADESH: Asaduzzaman Khan Says Hostage-Takers Are Members Of Jamaeytul Mujahdeen Bangladesh

Asked why they would have become Islamist militants, Asaduzzaman Khan said: “It has become a fashion.”

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BANGLADESH: Dhaka Violence: Hostages Taken. Police, Gunmen In Fierce Battle

BANGLADESH: Dhaka Violence: Hostages Taken. Police, Gunmen In Fierce Battle

The attack comes on the same day a Hindu priest was hacked to death at his temple in Bangladesh’s southwestern district of Jhenaidah.

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BANGLADESH: Court Orders Khaleda Zia To Face Trial For Embezzlement

Khaleda Zia Bangladesh Nationalist Party says the case was politically motivated. Read more.

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