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Legal Action |  Rana Plaza Collapse and Court Hearing for Tazreen Garments. Click here for Writ Petition
ASK Statement | Ban of Political Activties
ASK is calling upon the Government to immediately lift this ban which is inconsistent with the Constitutional provisions.. Click here for statement

13 May 2013
| 1127 Bodies Recovered , 293 unidentified bodies, 66 still missing |  Sultana Kamal and ASK Investigation team went to visit Ground zero and Adhabar Playground where families of the missing were told to give their DNA blood samples as the search on the site came to an end.
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ASK Concern | Political Violence and Clashes Observed on 5 May 2013
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Nari Shomabesh | Women’s groups in Bangladesh held a National Rally on 11 May 2012 to
oppose Hifazat-e Islam’s 13 point Charter of demands that seek to deny gender equality in Bangladesh
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ASK Opinion | Enforcing Industrial Compliance  Hameeda Hossain, Chairperson, ASK
 ‘’Even as we mourn the dead, whose poorly paid labour contributed to profits from Bangladesh’ export garments,  it is time to question why the state has repeatedly ignored violation of laws,  why regulatory mechanisms fail to monitor systemic failures,  why political patronage confers impunity for corporate crimes.'’  Read more 



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ASK Investigation Unit

Why Enforced Disappearance cases Remain Unresolved
Feature writer, Ananta Yusuf speaks to Nur Khan from ASK Investigation
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Two students Abducted | Nabinagar
November 2012 | Follow Up
ASK investigated the abduction of two students by the RAB without court order or warrant  Case summary  Incident : 4th February 2012

Two women detained and Tortured | Kushtia
ASK investigating why a mother and daughter were arrested and tortured in police custody for nine days without court order. Case Hearing : 4th October 2012 Case summary

Body found after RAB Shootout Kushtia
Case summary and Video of latest victim involved in RAB Crossfire. Body of Local Outlaw was found bullet ridden after Rab Shootout.
September 2012

Female Assaulted in Public | Benapole
Case Summary and video ASK currently looking into why the perpetrators have not been charged after this woman had been assaulted through medieval humiliation practice.



Statements

Ongoing Political Violence and Violence Observed at Hefajat Rally 5th May 2013
ASK expresses Concern
13 May 2013
ASK thinks that the negotiation and exchange of democratic dialogue in between the political parties is within the purview of exercising democratic rights and every citizen, community has the complete right of expression peacefully and democratically.

Press Statement  [Bengali]    [English]


Terror Assault Unleashed since the War Crimes Verdict
ASK expresses grave concern and condemnation
13 March 2013
ASK demand that the Government should take immediate steps to stop using this toxic gas by considering the opinion of experts and give instruction to law enforcing agency to take peaceful action to stop any disorder in the movement.
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Police Use of Pepper Spray on Teachers
ASK expresses grave concern and condemnation
17 January 2013
ASK demand that the Government should take immediate steps to stop using this toxic gas by considering the opinion of experts and give instruction to law enforcing agency to take peaceful action to stop any disorder in the movement.
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Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) Demands an Impartial
Judicial Inquiry for Limon Hossain
Enough is Enough.
29 August 2012
It has been 18 months, since Limon Hossain a 16 year old boy, college student, lost his leg due to a failed operation by the counter terrorism force, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)…..
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Litigations

High Court Directs Bangladesh Bank to Freeze Bank Accounts of Owners
15 May 2013 | Click Here
Writ Petion Filed | Rana Plaza Collapse
25 April 2013 | Click here
Writ Petition Filed - Insufficient Measures Taken by Government to Protect Minorities
April 2013 | Click here
Five Hundred Bangladeshi Nationals Repatriated
23 December 2012



Reports


Wednesday 12 February 2013, the Human Rights Forum in Bangladesh shared its findings with the diplomats in Dhaka.

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