Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:51:17 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Commentary

Fresh spike of militancy worrying the nation

By Editorial Desk
18th-Mar-2017       Readers ( 218 )   0 Comments
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all (0) »

The death of a suspected bomber in an apparent attempt to attack a barrack of Rapid Action battalion (RAB) near Ashkona Haj camp near Dhaka Airport yesterday noon came just one day after police busted a suspected militant den at Sitakunda in Chittagong killing four militants including a woman at the midnight raid.

Police also claimed to have recovered several suicide vests from the hideout unveiling the danger that militancy is on spread in the country again including growing involvement of women this time. The Ashkona blast inside RAB barrack killed the bomber by his hand-triggered bomb; RAB personnel said happened as he had trespassed the wall and came under attack of the force on the spot.

The growing presence of militant activities and bizarre police action is frightening the people again with new uncertainty as they are trying to forget the shock and fall out  from attack on the Hole Artisan Restaurant that killed 29 people at Gulshan last year. People are also facing extra-terrorism this way by police action in full fighting gear.

We have also seen last year police raid at a militant den in Kallyanpur in the city. Moreover police and RAB also claimed to have killed several masterminds behind the rising militancy in the country including the leaders of the Gulshan attack.

But why the danger is not subsiding and rather on the rise again is the big question.

The government has issued red alert at all airports and jails alongwith sensitive public installations. Such steps are also adding to terrorizing the nation.
 
Unidentified people, presumed to be militant seriously injured a guard of a Catholic Church in Pabna only last week. What is a big worry is the involvement of woman in militancy. Apart from one being killed in the Sitakunda raid on Wednesday, another woman militant was killed in a police raid in a flat at Azimpur only few months back. She died with a baby while the male member of the group were able to flee. Swoops on militants den are very often reported in the media with big success and yet how it is growing and spreading instead of coming to an end is the big question.

We saw a bizarre debate in the wake of the rise in militancy in the country whether or not we have presence of IS operatives here. A recent SITE Intelligence Group video post showed a Bangladeshi IS militant, who is highly educated and came from Chittagong, has died in Iraq while carrying out a suicide attack. It invariably confirm involvement of some people from Bangladesh in IS fights as they have been radicalized in the name of Islam. We are not sure whether they have contact with local militants in Bangladesh while the government is claiming that IS presence is not verified here. 
 
Without going to this debate what we want to make the point here is that as the IS outfits are losing battles this time in Iraq and Syria and fleeing and there is a growing risk of the spread of their danger all over including Bangladesh.

It is quite clear that police are failing to contain militants in Bangladesh despite all out efforts and there is a growing fear is that the situation may slowly become desperate as the fresh militant activities are showing up. Desperate anger of people in many fronts may also add to make the situation more desperate. 

We must say police power is not enough to successfully fight terrorism; they have failed to make clear that alternative strategy must be at work to eliminate the danger. In that case we have always opposed the killing of the militants in questionable circumstances, and suggested that they be held alive and allowed the opportunity to speak out why they are engaging in destructive activities.

Police and the government need people's cooperation to fight militancy, it can't be won with police power only. Some militants may be killed but new ones will come up to replace their place. In our view it is a political issue that needs to be sorted by all party leadership politically. Many believe that the government may be using militancy to achieve political gains and therefore it is not making the fight transparent. Police are also killing the militants to keep their stories unheard. 

0 Comments. Share your thoughts also.
Write a comment
Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Cricket »

Pacer Taskin becomes Atom Gum brand ambassador


Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Atom Gum, a product of PRAN Confectionery Limited, said a press release.It was announced by Shakhawat Ahamed, head of marketing of PRAN Confectionery Limited at a program held in the city's hotel on Saturday. The Tiger pacer will ...

Cricket »

Shakib new T20 I Captain of Bangladesh Cricket team


Sports Reporter :Shakib Al Hasan has been appointed Captain of Bangladesh National Cricket (T20 I) team.Earlier, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the Captain of Bangladesh National Cricket (ODI & T20 I) team declared his retirement from T20 I format. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Saturday that best all-rounder of world cricket ...

Editorial »

Dengue : Now an annual visitor


THE capital is yet again experiencing an early outbreak of dengue and untimely rains may be to blame. Like last year, Aedes mosquitoes, transmitter of the dengue virus, have bred early this year alarming authorities and city dwellers and health officials say there are chances their number would be larger, ...

Entertainment »

Mosharraf, Jui`s Eid play Shob Choritro Kalponik Noi


Entertainment Report :On the occasion of coming Eid, popular celebrity couple Mosharraf Karim and Robena Reza Jui worked together in a special play titled Shob Choritro Kalponik Noi. They also acted in the play like real life characters. Shooting of the play was done recently in the city’s Uttara area. ...

Entertainment »

What Kangana has to say about Azaan controversy


Actress Kangana Ranaut says she has no problems with Azaan but feels what Sonu Nigam said should be respected and discussed.  Sonu Nigam, in a series of tweets, had described the use of loudspeakers to broadcast sermons and calls to prayers by mosques, temples and gurudwaras as hooliganism. When asked ...

City »

Human capacity for achieving SDGs underscored


Right based civil society organizations urged the government to put effective strategies and actions to increase human capacity locally in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They also opined that the human capacity would see a surge once the government strengthens its institutional capacity and provides platforms for ...

International »

Russian FM presses Tillerson over Syria probe


AFP, Moscow :Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced "regret" in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria.In the call with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson which "took place at US initiative," Lavrov raised the probe ...

Editorial »

Over-dependence on Indian electricity supply


ENERGY sector deals signed with Indian companies so far clearly indicate how India has been singularly un-tapping our energy market making us disproportionately dependent on the big neighbour. These contracts as reported by a national daily on Friday including those signed early this month had already handed over the largest ...

Entertainment »

Neel Monihar Lucky Akhand


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :When we recall the memories of old sad romantic songs the name of legendary singer-composer Lucky Akhand will come first. He will last long forever in the minds of many music lovers by virtue of his outstanding rendering style and composition who died on April 21 after ...

Cricket »

Inhabitants of Satkhira unhappy as Mustafiz cannot play in IPL


Sports Reporter :The inhabitants of Satkhira are not happy as Mustafizur Rahman cannot play in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. Earlier, 'Wonder Boy' Mustafizur Rahman showed a gimmick performance in his debut of IPL. He played for Sunrisers Hyderabad and played a key role for Sunrisers Hyderabad to clinch the ...

City »

Bangladesh Krishak Samity and Bangladesh Khetmajur Samity staged a demonstration in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Friday to meet its various demands including declaration of flood-affected haor areas as disaster-prone areas.


.

International »

Putin says Russian people will choose his successor via ballot box


Reuters, Moscow :Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that only the Russian people will choose who succeeds him as president, through the electoral process.Russia will hold a presidential election in March next year. Putin has not said whether he will run or not, but is widely expected to go for what ...

Editorial »

Stop false cases to keep in jail without trial


SUPREME Court Legal Aid Committee (SCLAC) Chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim said on April 18 a specific law is required to rehabilitate people released after languishing in custody for long periods due to delay in trial proceedings, as per a report of a local daily. Under the law of tort, ...

Sports »

Serena expecting baby this year


Sports Desk :It's another love game for Serena Williams: She is pregnant - and, based on the timeline she offered, she already was when she won the Australian Open.A spokeswoman for Williams, Kelly Bush Novak, wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: "I'm happy to confirm Serena ...

City »

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, among others, at a rally organised by the party at the Jatiya Press Club on Thursday in protest against enforced disappearance of the party leaders including M Ilias Ali.


 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news