ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Unfinished Revolution in Bangladesh

The political battle over war crimes trials and the abolished caretaker system intensifi es between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League and the opposition in Bangladesh, pointing to a fresh phase of heightened confl ict between secular Bengali nationalism and Islamist radicalism.

The chances of a mediated settlement for supervising Bangladesh’s forthcoming parliamentary elections evaporated in February after opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia called on the US and its allies to come forward to “save democracy” in her country. 

In a column she wrote for the Washington Times, Khaleda Zia ripped apart her rival, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, for taking the country towards one-party and one-family rule. And she asked the US “to do more than it has done to save democracy” in Bangladesh.

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