Sunday, April 13, 2008
Artcle 46 of the Bangladesh Constitution is about power to provide indemnity. It reads:......Parliament may by law make provision for indemnifying any person in the service of the Republic or any other person in respect of any act done by him in connection with:
a) the national liberation struggle, or
b) the maitenance or
c) restoration or
d) order in area in Bangladesh or
e) validate any sentence passed, punishment inflicted, forfeiture ordered, or
f) any other act
done in any such area.
We can easily rule out (a) and can broaden definition/explanation of b, c, d and e has already happened in regard to anti-corruption drive. (f) can also be broadened with the help of the Supreme Court getting its reference on this explanation of 'any act'
So, instead of asking specific ratification of all actions of the CTG, it would be good to focus on indemnifying their actions so that a solution can be found acceptable to all parties.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Sunita Paul has written two interesting pieces recently in Asian Tribune that show wives of the
Recently, one woman named Liza, who is the wife of a major of
Here is Sunita's piece that dealt with emerging beauty and the beasts in
"...a large number of beauties (mostly wives of military officers) are becoming increasingly influential in the society. They can do almost everything. Grabbing properties, taking bank loans, blackmailing, and promotions – in short anything. Names of the wives of a number of top ranking military officials are in circulation in
Members of the law enforcing agencies, civil bureaucracy and judiciary are always in extreme fear. They will have to abide by any 'request' (in fact threat and order) from any of the wives of the military men in doing any favor. It is the easiest way in
It is also alleged that, many of such mighty beauties in