Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:01:01 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Journalists must be responsible so should be the others

By
09th-Aug-2019       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

THE High Court on Wednesday expressed hope that journalists would bear great responsibility while preparing and publishing reports on Supreme Court proceedings. Earlier in the day, a SC lawyer filed a writ petition seeking necessary order on the issue. He submitted the petition as some "online newspapers" published reports on August 2 "misquoting" an observation made by another HC Bench on July 31 about the importance of people's lives and the protocol for VIPs.
The Bench had observed earlier that government officials are merely the servants of the republic, and they are not "very important persons" (VIPs). Only the President and the Prime Minister of the country are the VVIPs (very, very important persons), and security issues are involved with regard to their movements. But some media on August 2 allegedly published reports misquoting the HC observation.
It is quite true that journalists need to bear great responsibility. But so do other important sections of our society. Our teachers need to ensure that they teach well so that students won't be forced to come to them for tuition. Our madrasa principals need to ensure that they don't look lustfully at their students and try to kill them by burning them.
Our bus drivers need to think of their passengers as human beings and not as sacks of potatoes whose limbs or lives can be chopped off at any opportunity. Our police officers need to think of their detainees during infamous remand periods as citizens of the nation who have full rights and not as mannequins which can be beaten up or thrown about -- or raped, an evinced in the recent case in Khulna where an OC and a SI were accused of rape and closed.
Our Municipal officials need to think of the lives lost due to their direct negligence in carrying out their great responsibility -- eradicating mosquitoes in the city. They let corruption get in the way of doing so -- and it directly affects the lives of thousands. Our doctors need to think of patients as individuals in suffering and not as walking bags of money who can be charged exorbitant sums for dengue tests.
The truth is that the whole system of ruining the country has no accountability. No section of the government is under obligation to be responsible about their rightful duties. The government has denied its public accountability in the last general election. The lower judiciary is completely in the grip of the government and even the Supreme Court is not much in a position to give protection to the lower judiciary. The country is in a mess because of our collective lack of courage to show responsibly in discharge our duties. The world is seen us as a helpless nation living in fear.


Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

City »

DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon speaking at a meeting with the conservancies of the corporation at Nagar Bhaban on Wednesday aiming to speedy disposal of waste of sacrificial animals.


City »

89th birth anniv of Bangamata today


The nation will observe the 89th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in a befitting manner today.  Fazilatunnesa, who played a pivotal role in nation-building activities and the struggle for independent Bangladesh staying beside Bangabandhu, was born at Tungipara ...

Editorial »

Ensure hassle-free journey for Eid holidaymakers


THE city dwellers have started for their village homes in different districts to celebrate the second greatest religious festival of the Muslim community Eid-ul-Azha while potholed highways, damaged railways and lack of navigability on waterways are likely to make their journey difficult, newspapers reported. Already traffic jam and other disruptions ...

Cricket »

Rumana urges BCB to introduce women's BPL T20


Rumana Ahmed, the ODI captain of the country's Women's Cricket team urged Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to introduce BPL T20 for the female cricketers to give them an opportunity to step ahead with the rhythm of the world.She said that at the moment there is no lack of enough female ...

International »

Trump faces hostility on visits to massacre sites


President Donald Trump is flying Wednesday to the sites of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, but the divisive Republican risks meeting protests by Americans who blame him for stoking the violence.Trump has been walking a difficult line since the massacres of 31 people over the weekend - 22 at ...

International »

Biden leads Democrats as minorities favour most electable candidate vs Trump


Reuters, New York  :Joe Biden maintained his lead for the Democratic presidential nomination as minorities gravitated toward the former vice president and his top rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, in search of the safest bets for beating President Donald Trump in 2020, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.The Aug. ...

Business & Economy »

Md. Sirajul Hoque, DMD along with M A Mottaleb, EVP of Social Islami Bank Limited, inaugurated an ATM Booth at Elliotgonj in Cumilla recently while other senior official of the bank and local elites were also present.


Entertainment »

Luipa performs in Russia-Bangladesh Musical show


Entertainment Report :Last year for the first time popular singer of present time Zinia Zafrin Luipa went to Russia for first time along with her husband noted instrumental artiste Alamgir Hossain. This time she visited Moscow to attend the Russia-Bangladesh Musical Show. With the participation of Bangladesh and Russia the ...

Editorial »

Modi's move ignores the wish of the people of Kashmir


THE Indian government stripped Kashmir of the special autonomy it has had for seven decades, raising fears of further violence in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist party BJP rushed through a presidential decree to scrap from the Constitution the Indian-ruled part of the disputed territory's special ...

Entertainment »

Deepika Padukone gives insights about storyline of Chhapaak


Deepika Padukone's Chhapaak is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films of 2020. The actress has gone out of her way to play her part to perfection. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is based on the life of acid attack survivor and activist Laxmi Agarwal. Deepika's transformation as Malti ...

City »

Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday demanding exemption of interest for agriculture loan from flood-hit farmers all over the country.


International »

N Korea threatens more launches after fourth test in 12 days


AFP, Seoul :North Korea threatened Tuesday to carry out more weapons tests after it fired its fourth set of projectiles in less than two weeks following the start of joint exercises between the US and the South.The rising temperature on the peninsula threatens to derail putative negotiations between Pyongyang and ...

International »

Iran ‘favours’ talks despite Trump snub: Rouhani


AFP, Tehran :President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran favours talks with the US if it lifts sanctions against the Islamic republic, despite his top diplomat turning down a meeting with US President Donald Trump.Rouhani said that "peace with Iran is the mother of all peace" and "war with ...

Entertainment »

Tasnia Farin finishes one dozen Eid works


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Within very short time, popular face of the small screen Tasnia Farin has won the hearts of many viewers by virtue of her acting skill. Directors are also showing their interest to cast her in their works. Popular actors of present time are also showing their keen ...

Football »

Barcelona beat Arsenal 2-1 to win Joan Gamper Trophy


Arsenal opened the scoring in the 36th minute through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's fine strike.The Gabonese striker controlled Mesut Ozil's pass before twisting past his marker and firing the ball beyond Neto.It was a tough of class from Aubameyang, who will have a new attacking partner this season in the form of ...

 
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