Rohingyas threat to national, regional security



Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina says, Rohingyas are a threat to national, regional security.

then why indian muslims are supprting rohingya and pakistani?

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina today said the 1.1 million Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the face of persecution, are not only a threat to the security for Bangladesh but also the region.

 “I urge the world community to take appropriate action realising the gravity of the threat,” she said while inaugurating the three-day Dhaka Global Dialogue.

Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), a Government think-tank, and India’s Observer Research Foundation (ORF) jointly organised the dialogue at Hotel InterContinental in the city.

‘Growth, development and Indo-Pacific’ is the theme of the dialogue where over 150 international participants are taking part for keynote presentations, panel discussions, speed talks and live casts.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and ORF President Samir Saran also spoke at the programme. BIISS Director General AKM Abdur Rahman delivered the welcome speech.

The prime minister said the current century is being considered as the ‘Century of Asia’ in terms of socio-economic development and prosperity, adding: “I think that peace and harmony must be maintained for the prosperity of the region.”

 Sheikh Hasina said poverty is the common enemy of the countries of this region. “Therefore, the main goal of all our activities should be directed to eradicate people’s poverty and ensure their comfortable lives with economic development.”

She said Bangladesh is geographically a country ashore of the Bay of Bengal and as such of the Indian Ocean. “This ocean has huge significance for various reasons. Indian Ocean consists of a number of vital maritime routes, which contribute significantly to the largest economies of Asia.”

The premier said half of the global container shipment and 80 percent of global fuel trade pass through the Indian Ocean. And 16.8 percent of the global reserve of oil and 27.9 percent of natural gas is situated in this ocean. Twenty-eight percent of the total fisheries are collected from Indian Ocean.

 “Indian Ocean, being the source of immense resources and the part of strategically important seaways, is thus considered very important,” Hasina said.

In the area of maritime boundary and maritime economy, Bangladesh believes that strong competition among each other or ‘zero-sum game’ will not be helpful in flourishing the ‘Blue Economy’ of the Bay of Bengal or the Indian Ocean, rather would act as a stumbling block in ensuring security and stability of this region, the prime minister said.

“I also think that in order to extract maritime resources sustainably as well as for the durable development of the ‘Blue Economy’, the relations between coastal countries need to be cooperative, amicable, dignified and equitable,” she said.

Hasina said Bangladesh is always active to enhance peaceful and cooperative relations in the region of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. “Bangladesh has resolved its maritime boundary disputes in a peaceful manner with its neighbours India and Myanmar. I think this can be an example for the world. Such cooperative approach and efforts by us in resolving crises can be a lesson for other regions.”

She said if there are neighbours, there will be some problems that can be resolved through discussions and friendly relations, not by quarrelling.

The prime minister said different threats like piracy, armed robbery, and terrorist attacks in coastal and maritime areas, human trafficking, arms and drug smuggling, are existent in Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal region. These unconventional risks are needed to be addressed collectively by everyone.

 “Excessive extraction of resources, including fisheries, as well as various pollutions is jeopardising the maritime environment,” she said.

 Hasina noted that pollution and excessive extraction of marine resources are destroying the ecologies in the sea, damaging the overall environment of the world. “As a result, threats are being created for human health and livelihood. But I believe that it is not possible for a single country to resolve these crises. In order to resolve all these problems, I call upon all concerned countries to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation as well as partnerships.”

 She said Bangladesh believes that such cooperation is needed to be inclusive for all and with the aim of everyone’s development and security.

 Hasina said there are a total of 40 developing countries surrounding the Indian Ocean, where 35 percent of the global population lives. There are six countries surrounding the Bay of Bengal, and few more countries like Nepal, Bhutan, the Maldives, Malaysia and Singapore have important impact of the Bay on their economies despite not being at the coast.

 “The economies of the countries ashore of or dependent on the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal, and the lives of their people are hugely influenced by the ocean and the sea. The resources, environment, ecology and security of the ocean and the sea directly affect the economy and the security of these nations.”

Therefore, she said, peace and stability in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal is essential for the economic progress and security of these countries.

The prime minister said as an offshore country, the sea plays an extremely important role in Bangladesh’s economy, and for many reasons Bangladesh puts high priority on the Indian Ocean as well as on Bay of Bengal.

Firstly, she said, 90 percent of total external trade of Bangladesh is conducted through maritime routes. The security and stability of these maritime routes is very important for the economic stability of Bangladesh.

Secondly, the PM said, Bangladesh’s absolute sovereignty has been established over an area of 1,18,813 square kms in the Bay after the reconciliation of maritime boundaries with Myanmar in 2012 and with India in 2014.

“These huge maritime areas, including 200 nautical miles, can be a source of huge resources for Bangladesh. The utilisation of these resources for the economic development of the country largely depends on the stability of this region,” she said.

Thirdly, Hasina said, the Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean contain huge fisheries as well as mineral and other resources apart from natural gas. Through proper sustainable planning and with collective and sincere efforts, these resources can be utilised for the sustainable development of the countries of this region.

“A study shows that the tentative amount of resources that can be collected from the maritime area of Bangladesh is almost equal to the tentative amount of resources Bangladesh produces on its land,” the premier said.


By Rahat John Austin (Advocate)

Pakistani society is predominantly patriarchal. Men and women are conceptually divided into two separate worlds. Home is defined as a woman’s legitimate ideological and physical space, while a man dominates the world outside the home. The false ideological demarcation between public and private, inside and outside worlds is maintained through the notion of honor and institution of purdah (vail) in Pakistan. Since the notion of male honor and izzat (honor) is linked with women’s sexual behavior, their sexuality is considered a potential threat to the honor of the family. Therefore; women’s mobility is strictly restricted and controlled through the system of purdah, sex segregation, and violence against them.

In the given social context, Pakistani women lack social value and status because of negation of their roles as producers and providers in all social roles. The preference for sons due to their productive role dictates the allocation of household resources in their favor. Male members of the family are given better food, education and are equipped with skills to compete for resources in the public arena, while female members are imparted domestic skills to be good mothers and wives. Lack of skills, limited opportunities in the job market, and social and cultural restrictions limit women’s chances to compete for resources in the public arena. This situation has led to the social and economic dependency of women that becomes the basis for male power over women in all social relationships.

However, the spread of patriarchy is not even, the nature and degree of women’s oppression/ subordination vary across classes, regions, and the rural/urban divide. Patriarchal structures are relatively stronger in the rural and tribal setting where local customs establish male authority and power over women’s lives. Women are exchanged, sold, and bought in marriages. They are given limited opportunities to create choices for themselves in order to change the realities of their lives. Women in rural areas are leading miserable lives. They don’t have right to be educated by their parents and their forefathers. Even they could not peer out of their houses without having any accompany of their elders like brother, father any other male from their home covered and wrapped from head to toe, under a long heavy cloth from head to feet, like a shuttle coke covering all the body even the face and eyes of a woman are cannot be seen from outside. This hijab have to wear by the woman no matter if the temperature is 550 as it comes in summers.

The most powerful aspect of social and cultural context is the internalization of patriarchal norms by men and women. In learning to be a woman in the society, women internalize the patriarchal ideology and play an instrumental role in transferring and recreating the gender ideology through the process of socialization of their children. This aspect of women’s lives has been largely ignored by the development initiatives in the country. Official statistics rate the overall literacy to 46% whereas only 22% for girls. There are 163’000 primary schools in Pakistan, of which merely 40’000 cater to girls. Female’s primary education has a very poor standing in the country. It was assumed that the reasons behind low female school enrolments were cultural. However, research pointed to the social vulnerability of women, as parents’ most crucial concern. Poverty is also a main obstacle hindering women from education. Over 18% of Pakistani children are working and supporting their families.

Children’s working as housemaid is a common social practice in Pakistan and this sector employs more girls than boys. such Children belong to low income families, lower casts and minorities become the victim of sexual brutality, exploitation and human trafficking. Daily newspapers are full every day for such kind of news but never any action taken by authorities because these low cast and minority children are taken less concerned subjects by authorities. If some females work in office, factories even in any fields she has to do work at home after her business hours. Such type of attitudes is big hindrance in the empowerment of women, families and development of our society. Males never admit women as respectable part of the society, while the respect and acceptance of every human being play a vital role in promotion of peace culture and sustained development.


Madrasa teacher rapes 10-year-old minor over 100 times

 Manshera: In yet another case of horrific child abuse, a Madrasa teacher—identified as Shamsuddin—along with three accomplices raped a 10-year-old minor for over 100 times, GNN reported.

As per details garnered, the victim was rushed to hospital as blood started to come out from his eyes as a result of repeated and brutal sexual abuse.

Furthermore, the Madrasa teacher and his accomplices used to subject the minor to inhuman torture while performing appalling and disgusting act of rape.

After receiving initial medical report, police have lodged case against the Madrasa teacher while raids were being carried out to nab the absconders.

Meanwhile, the victim has been shifted to Ayub Medical Complex as his health condition continued to deteriorate.

On the other hand, Kybher Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chief minister has taken notice of the incident. The CM has instructed authorities to arrest the culprits at the earliest.  

Pakistan Army was killing us in the name of Allah and we Bengalis were asking Allah’s help to save us from them

 ‘Pakistan Army was killing us in the name of Allah and we Bengalis were asking Allah’s help to save us from them. Then we entered Hindu India they gave us shelter, food;clothing.’ A Bangladeshi Imran Chowdhry shares his tragic memories of 1971 Genocide.×270/VTGCEzQdrGUDJ0g9.mp4?tag=10


Abu Taher, a bangladeshi Muslim is beating up a Hindu boy Raju Chandra in front of Raju’s mother




This video is from Bangladesh, here Abu Taher, a bangladeshi Muslim is beating up a Hindu boy Raju Chandra in front of Raju’s mother ; other family members.

Those “Protestors” want Abu Taher to get Indian citizenship if Raju is getting it.


Pakistan team was unfair to Danish Kaneria because he was Hindu: Shoaib Akhtar


Shoaib Akhtar has alleged that the Pakistan team treated Danish Kaneria, the only Hindu in the team, badly because of his faith. He revealed that several players even had problems with eating with Kaneria.

Danish Kaneria, the only Hindu player in the Pakistan team in the last decade, was treated unfairly by his teammates because of his faith, legendary pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has alleged.

Speaking on a cricket show titled ‘Game on Hai’, Akhtar said, “In my career, the number of times I have had to argue with people regarding the issues of Karachi, Punjab, Peshawar is outrageous. People used to ask questions like, ‘Why are you eating (with us) here?’ to Hindu players like Danish Kaneria.”

“I used to reply to those players, ‘How would you feel if I took your food from your house and forced to make you eat outside?’” Akhtar added.

Akhtar said that there were many who did not want Kaneria to be part of the Pakistan team because of his faith, that the spinner was never given due credit for his performances and that he was constantly humiliated by his teammates.

He added that some players even refused to partake food with Kaneria. Akhtar added that such behaviour incensed him and he told his teammates off for behaving in that manner.

Kaneria, who played for Pakistan between 2000 and 2010, is only the second Hindu player to play for Pakistan, the other being Anil Dalpat, a wicketkeeper who played in the 1980s.

A leg spinner who never reached the heights of Abdul Qadir and Mushtaq Ahmed despite possessing all the skills and 261 Test wickets, Kaneria’s career ended when he was banned for life by the ECB in 2012 after being found guilty of corruption in a spot-fixing case.


‘Will make their names public,’ Danish Kaneria supports Shoaib Akhtar’s claims of discrimination against him



Danish Kaneria said he would take the names of those Pakistan cricketers who discriminated against him with some of them even refusing to eat with him because of his religion.

Supporting Shoaib Akhtar’s claims of discrimination against him, former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria said he would take the names of the responsible cricketers soon. Akhtar alleged that his former teammate Danish Kaneria faced discrimination at the hands of a few Pakistani cricketers, who were reluctant to even eat with him because he is a Hindu.

Akhtar made the revelation during a show ‘Game on Hai’ aired on PTV Sports. Kaneria supported Akhtar saying that he has now got the courage to speak up.


“Shoaib has been a legend of the game. His words are also as blunt as his bowling. When I was playing I did not have the courage to speak on these matters but after Shoaib bhai’s comments, I do. He has always supported me and also Inzy bhai (Inzaman-ul-Haq), Mohammad Yusuf and Younis bhai (Younish Khan),” Kaneria told PTI over phone from Karachi.

“Those who did not support me, I will make their names public soon. Having said that, I feel fortunate and honoured that I got to play for Pakistan,” added Kaneria.

Kaneria, now 39, was found guilty of spot-fixing alongside Mervyn Westfield while playing for Essex against Durham in 2009.

The leg-spinner was found to have convinced Westfield to concede 12 runs during the one-day game. Westfield was handed a four-month prison sentence and ECB banned him for five years.

Kaneria admitted to spot-fixing in 2018 after six years of denial

Kaneria, only the second Hindu to play for Pakistan after his maternal uncle Anil Dalpat, took 261 wickets in 61 Tests at an average of 34.79. He also played 18 ODIs.

“In my career I fought with two three (in the team) when they started talking on regionalism. Things like ‘who is from Karachi, Punjab or Peshawar’, that used to infuriate. So what if someone is a Hindu, he is doing well for the team,” Akhtar had said.

“They used to say ‘sir ye yaaha se khaana kaise le raha hain’ (how is he taking food from this place)?” said the 44-year-old, who played 46 Tests and 163 ODIs.

“The same Hindu won the Test for us against England. If he is taking a bagful of wickets for Pakistan, he should play. We could not have won the series without Kaneria’s effort. But not many gave him credit for that,” added Akhtar.