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Bangladesh: 1. Please provide information regarding when and how Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) was formed, its policy platform and standing in the upcoming elections. 2. Is there any evidence to suggest that ordinary BDB supporters and activists are being adversely treated by the government of Bangladesh? 3. Is there any evidence to suggest that ordinary BDB supporters and activists are being adversely treated by members and supporters of BNP? If so, how, at what level and what has been the government's reaction, if any? 4. Is there any evidence to suggest that BNP members who have defected to BDB have faced a stronger reaction by BNP members and supporters? 5. Is there any evidence to suggest the presence of "pro-independence" and "anti-independence" factions within the BNP? 6. Is there any evidence to suggest that one faction is more dominant or one faction is being adversely treated by the other? 7. Is there any evidence to suggest that the "pro-independence" supporters of the BNP are being adversely treated or otherwise harmed by Jamaat-e Islami?

19 October 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Could I please have some up to date information about state protection available to women who are the victims of domestic violence in Bangladesh? 2. Are there any groups or organisations which provide assistance to victims of domestic violence? 3. Could I please have information about the Islamic group Jamayetul Mujahideen of Bangladesh (JMB)? 4. Could I have information on where JMB is based and active in the country? 5. Does JMB have any influence over the authorities or the police? 6. Is there any information about the effectiveness of state protection generally? 7. Is there any information if protection is not effective or denied to women because they are women?

19 May 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: Question: I would like to have one or more independent assessments on the probability of harm faced by people in a mixed Hindu-Muslim marriage, from an activist and appropriate NGO in Bangladesh and/or from any appropriate human rights organization in Bangladesh

2 December 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. What is the situation for people in a mixed marriage where a Hindu is married to a Muslim? 2. What is the government's attitude to such mixed marriages? 3. Are there reports of such people suffering harm, and if so, from whom? 4. What is the government's response to such harm? 5. Anything else you feel might be relevant

11 November 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Can a Christian marry a Muslim in Bangladesh (possibly under the Special Marriage Act No. 3 of 1872)? 2. Do Christians in such marriages suffer discrimination by society; the state; or their marriage partner? 3. Are women, particularly Christian women, who are married to Muslim men in Bangladesh, and who are subjected to personal abuse by their husbands, protected by the State? 4. Will the Bangladesh authorities intervene or interfere in a marital dispute? 5. What are the laws in relation to divorce in Bangladesh for a Muslim man? Does he have to have his then wife's consent to the divorce?

25 October 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide information about the origins of the Ahmadiyya religion in Bangladesh; the beliefs and religious practices of the Ahmadiyyas; and how these differ from those of Sunnis. 2. Please provide the names of any significant Ahmadiyya religious figures/leaders in Bangladesh in the early to mid-1990s

18 October 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Are Buddhists adversely treated in Bangladesh? 2. Which of the following countries are signatories of the Refugees Convention: India; Bangladesh; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Laos; Myanmar?

17 October 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide updated information on the organisation Amra O Manush. 2. Please advise if there is any record of a Bangladeshi magazine known as Janater Andolon published in Dhaka. 3. Please provide any updates in relation to newspaper or press articles which are either false or have been placed in Bangladeshi publications for the purpose of supporting false asylum claims. 4. Could you provide any information on whether members of Islamic groups in Bangladesh have harmed members of voluntary organisations supporting the rights of "hijras" (or kothis)? 5. Is there any information on fatwas in Bangladesh?

4 October 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: Is there evidence of Bangladeshi immigrants being at risk in Kolkata?

22 September 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Is the Freedom Party active in 2005? 2. Are (former) activists known to be associated with or to have joined the BNP? 3. Are there any reports of government harassment of Freedom Party members, such as the enforcement of arrest warrants for false charges?

26 August 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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