Issue 06 – Terror Financing in Bangladesh and Government’s Efforts to Fight the Menace

Rupak Bhattacharjee
February 2016

One of the major weaknesses of Bangladesh in its fight against Islamic militancy since 2000 has been the government’s inability to curb terror financing and money laundering. The Bangladesh authorities began to choke the overt and covert financing methods of the terrorist groups only after Sheikh Hasina’s assumption of power in 2009.

The paper examines the role of Islamic Banks, NGOs, external agencies involved in financing of terror activities in Bangladesh and the efforts including legal counter-measures adopted by the country to control the menace.

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