Muhammad Nurul Huda

STRAIGHT LINE

The writer is a columnist of The Daily Star.

September 5, 2021
September 5, 2021

Remembering Professor Syed Saleheen Qadri

In the throes of struggling with the Covid-19 scourge, Bangladesh has unfortunately lost many of her illustrious sons in the not-too-distant past.

August 22, 2021
August 22, 2021

The sinister carnage of August 21, 2004

In the unfortunate annals of our political history, the month of August perhaps witnessed more macabre incidents than others.

August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021

74 Years Since Partition: Sectarian obstinacy and the Partition of 1947

For a significant number of people, including those who had ventured to understand the causes of the historic Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947,

August 15, 2021
August 15, 2021

Understanding the tragedy of August 15, 1975

All Bangladeshis, particularly those born after 1971, need to know and understand why the ghastly assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1971, is such a massive tragedy.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

What Ails Democracy?

There is a well-grounded belief that irrespective of the state of socio-economic progress, democracy as a form of government has not been able to take firm root in many societies.

June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021

The Mountbatten factor in India’s partition

It can be said without any fear of contradiction that one of history’s most massive displacements of population with the attendant violence and misery took place when,

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

The case against SP Babul Akter

The complainant is now complained against.

March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021

A tribute to the nation’s architect

March 17 shall forever remain a memorable day in the annuls of Bangladesh’s political history, as well as in the hearts of millions of Bengalis as, on this day, the supreme leader and the...

March 7, 2021
March 7, 2021

The speech that galvanised a nation

The significance of the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu lies in the fact that it was extempore—that is, without any prior preparation—but which in effect prepared an entire population for an...

March 4, 2021
March 4, 2021

The case for an independent Police Complaints Investigation Commission

According to media reports, more than a hundred lawyers of the apex court of Bangladesh have collectively filed a writ petition with the High Court, seeking its directive to the government to...