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In the last decade, on a range of social development indicators, Bangladesh has fared better than India. Even on the cricket pitch, Bangladesh beat India at the junior world cup. So why would Bangladeshis en masse want to leave their cherished homeland?
The United Nations general assembly has approved a resolution condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention. The 193-member body voted 134-9 with 28 abstentions on Friday in favour of the resolution, which also calls on Myanmar’s government to take urgent measures to combat incitement of hatred against the Rohingya and other minorities in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states. General assembly resolutions are not legally binding but do reflect world opinion. 
Bangladesh has made economic progress under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Women routinely face sexual assault and exploitation in factories, many of which supply western brands. A grassroots movement is helping victims to seek justice
End Restrictions on Movement, Internet; Investigate Killings of 4
Originally published at Bangladesh Politico: A blog by David Bergman on Bangladesh politics, law, media and society
The imprisonment of Bangladesh’s most respected photojournalist illustrates the country’s drift toward autocracy.
With elections due in a few months, hardliners may want to make an example of critics like Shahidul Alam, but Bangladeshis take their freedoms seriously
An analysis of social media posts related to Bangladesh. 


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