Fear and Fury: and the culture of Impunity

–John Tripura

Whether it’s corporate crime, police homicide, or sexual assault, the issue is the same: Does the law apply to everyone in Bangladesh? One of the themes running through our own recent history is that cultures of impunity are also one of the major problems of Bangladesh. The recent incident murdering a student leader Afsana, once more, highlights a culture of impunity that exists in the legal system in Bangladesh, which is not a new phenomenon. In fact, the culture of impunity in Bangladesh is linked both to political leanings and religious beliefs. The police have not been held to account for unjustified killings in minority communities as well. Continue reading “Fear and Fury: and the culture of Impunity”