Mizanur Rahman

People in Bangladesh have no legal right to food

Economists, lawyers and farmers on Monday said that people in Bangladesh have no legal entitlement to food as food is not recognised as a right but it is recognized as one of the basic necessities in the country’s constitution.

Mizanur to continue criticism

National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman has said he will continue his criticism for the sake of the fundamental rights of the people even if that went against the government or any minister.

Ministers come down hard on NHRC

Two ministers have come down hard on National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman on Friday after he criticised the government on security of religious minorities.

‘Eliminating terror top priority’

Elimination of the roots of militancy in Bangladesh should be the country's top priority, said National Human Rights Commission Chairman Mizanur Rahman.

Law enforcers crossed limit at RU: NHRC

Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Dr Mizanur Rahman on Tuesday said the law enforcers crossed their limit by making attacks on a recent peaceful rally of Rajshahi University students.

Rehabilitate Abhaynagar victims: NHRC chief

National Human Rights Commission Chairman Professor Dr Mizanur Rahman has asked the government to rehabilitate the affected people at Malopara, Abhaynagar upazila.

Artistes pay tribute to Mandela

Local artistes paid tribute to the recently demised South African leader Nelson Mandela through presenting music and recitation at a commemorative programme organised by Ganasangeet Sammnoy Parisad at the Central Shaheed Minar on Monday.

BSF trial a ‘joke’: Mizanur Rahman

National Human Rights Commissioner Chairman Mizanur Rahman has found the BSF tribunal acquitting the trooper accused of killing Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun to be a ‘joke’. His reaction came on Saturday, a day after a special court found the India's BSF trooper Amiya Ghosh, the prime accused in the Felani killing, not guilty of murder.

Oishee confesses before court

Oishee Rahman, daughter of slain Special Branch Inspector Mahfuzur Rahman, has issued a confessional statement over the killing of her parents. Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat sent her to jail on Saturday after recording her statement.

Some points to ponder

Oishee Rahman turned 17 on Saturday. Still a child under the law, she cannot be placed on police remand, despite the fact that she is the suspected killer of her parents. Yet, a Dhaka court put her on a five-day remand yesterday.

BD expats in Egypt safe

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, said all Bangladeshi expatriates living in Egypt are safe in the African country.

Limon Case: NHRC role frustrates TIB

Voicing deep concern over the request of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Prof Dr Mizanur Rahman to withdraw a case filed by Limon’s mother against Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) men, the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has urged the commission not to take any step that goes against human rights.

An unusual request

National Human Rights Commission Chairman Mizanur Rahman yesterday asked Limon Hossain, maimed by Rab personnel in Jhalakathi two years ago, to withdraw the case his mother had filed against six Rab officials, considering his future economic security.

HC seeks explanation from NHRC

The High Court issued a rule upon the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to explain in Homefour weeks why it should not be directed to formulate a policy on disposal of complaints.

No need for caretaker: NHRC Chairman

National Human Rights Commission Chairman Mizanur Rahman on Monday said those advocating the return of the caretaker system have been caught on the wrong foot by the results of the four City Corporation elections.

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