Talk:2013 Shahbag protests

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Persistent POV bias in this article[edit]

This article has a long way to go to get out of its POV hole and needs drastic editing. Some editors have used sly tricks like saying that a vote was unanimous but failing to mention that all other parties had boycotted the vote. Some facts make it in and the facts that don't present the "party line" in the just the right way are not present. Some article editors do not identify the subject, use passive voice, or use general subject to make it seem as if the entire society supports the Shahbag protests. Several sections are questionable. I've deleted the media section, per my notes above, where it merely presents a list of newspaper covering it or where the protests have been mentioned; the entire section was not encyclopedic as written. Furthermore, other sections should go in the dustbin. The context sections pad the article and are both off topic of protests, and they both point to other articles, which means the sections are merely duplicating other articles. The gallery section needs to go unless it can balanced. What should happen? The article should be redeveloped focusing on both the protesters who support the death penalty and the counter protests. The lead should be an umbrella lead. Crtew (talk) 21:02, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Proposed edit to discuss[edit]

PER WP:BOLD this diff [1] makes a good faith effort to eliminate as much of the bias as possible, although more is needed. Please discuss this in a civil manner. I will revert all my edits until the discussion is completed. Crtew (talk) 21:28, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Well obviously I support your edit, I have no idea why you self reverted or reverted me? I think some of the images should remain, but the rest of the edits were solid. Darkness Shines (talk) 21:45, 24 June 2013 (UTC)


  1. Historical context up through to verdicts (text to begin at "On 5 February 2013 ..."
  2. Media coverage
  3. Outcome
  4. Photos


  1. Passive voice that does not identify a precise agent
  2. Buried facts that add some balance

POV bias[edit]

major overhaul needed in terms of weasel words and peacock terms. POV terms such as "freedom fighters" "Fundamentalists" and "terrorists" are in haphazard wide use. Requesting admins to resolve the issue. (talk) 05:56, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Proposed renaming[edit]

I propose to rename the article from 2013 Shahbag protests to 2013 Bangladesh protests. The content will cover both protests beginning on 5 Feb and the counter protests, including hartals. Crtew (talk) 06:14, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

There is already an article about the rioting that followed, are you suggesting a merger? 09:56, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
The redirect back to 2013 Shahbag protests? Crtew (talk) 13:28, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
No 2013 Bangladesh riots Darkness Shines (talk) 13:32, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
I disagree with the renaming - the protests are well known under the name of Shahbag, and are easily differentiated from other protests this year by their purpose, timing and their connection to Shahbag square. Applesandapples (talk) 18:12, 14 July 2013 (UTC)


[2][3][4](Lihaas (talk) 16:56, 25 October 2013 (UTC)).

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