The present-day borders of Bangladesh took shape during the Partition of Bengal and the British India in 1947, when the region came to be known as East Pakistan, as a part of the newly formed state of Pakistan. It was separated from West Pakistan by 1,400 kilometres (870mi) of Indian territory. Because of political exclusion, ethnic and linguistic discrimination and economic neglect by the politically dominant western wing, nationalism, popular agitation and civil disobedience led to the Bangladesh Liberation War and independence in 1971. After independence, the new state endured poverty, famine, political turmoil and military coups. The restoration of democracy in 1991 has been followed by relative calm and economic progress. In 2014, the Bangladeshi general election was boycotted by major opposition parties, resulting in a parliament and government dominated by the Awami League and its smaller coalition partners.
"Bangla Desh" is a song by English musician George Harrison. It was released as a non-album single in July 1971, to raise awareness for the millions of refugees from the country formerly known as East Pakistan, following the 1970 Bhola cyclone and the outbreak of the Bangladesh Liberation War. Harrison's inspiration for the song came from his friend Ravi Shankar, a Bengali musician, who approached Harrison for help in trying to alleviate the suffering. "Bangla Desh" has been described as "one of the most cogent social statements in music history" and helped gain international support for Bangladeshi independence by establishing the name of the fledgling nation around the world. In 2005, United Nations Secretary-GeneralKofi Annan identified the song's success in personalising the Bangladesh crisis, through its emotive description of Shankar's request for help.
The brutal murder of a popular Rohingya leader, who advocated for the persecuted people at local and global platforms since their August 2017 exodus, has left more than a million stateless people in Bangladesh's refugee camps in a major crisis of leadership ... 29, 2021, at his camp office.
A report by the Anadolu Agency shows that nearly 24,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed, 34,000 Rohingya Muslims were thrown into fires, over 114,000 Rohingya Muslims were beaten, approximately 18,000 women and girls were raped, over 115,00 Rohingya homes were burnt down, and more than 750,000 Rohingyas were forced to flee into Bangladesh.
In response to the killing of prominent Rohingya activist Mohibullah - who was shot dead at close range by gunmen at his office in the camp in September - Bangladeshi security forces are said to have launched a crackdown, with Bangladesh's foreign minister saying 'no one will be spared' ... Rohingya in Bangladesh camps fear both the police and ARSA .
+Text Size. SmallMediumLarge. ARTICLES ...VHA. Nagpur ... Police took them into custody and brought them to the crime branch office in Gittikhadan. On interrogation, the police learnt that they were all residents of Jessore district in Bangladesh ... Police investigation has revealed that one of the girls was also involved in prostitution in Bangladesh ... .
However, Bangladesh pushed forward with ...Mohammad Shamsud Douza, a senior official of Bangladesh’s Office of the RefugeeRelief and Repatriation Commissioner, maintained that the latest group being moved only has people who “agreed to be relocated” to Bhasan Char.
Toslim Uddin (above) and his family in Bangladesh are among them ... As Chief Financial Officer of the World Food Programme (WFP), I take a personal interest in ensuring that we demonstrate accountability and transparency ... Our Office of Evaluation generates strong evidence of WFP's successes and failures to inform future policies and programmes.