Remembering Avijit Roy and a tolerant Bangladesh

Published in Al Jazeera, February 26, 2016


Avijit responded immediately. He and Bonya, his wife and co-activist, were visiting Dhaka after many years. He noted how frustrating the Rodela business was and that Dhaka felt more stifling.

Two days later, I was sitting in my living room, the sunlight slashed across the floor, when I received a text message from my husband: Avijit had been murdered.

February 26 marks a year since his death.