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No peace is possible avoiding people's election issue

By Editorial Desk
04th-Mar-2015       
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Independent MP Rustom Ali Farazi has demanded on Monday a statement of State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in parliament on the ongoing violence throughout the country and what steps he has taken to curb the violence and restore law and order. He also wanted to know from the state minister, who is responsible for internal peace and security, as to when people would be able to live in peace. His remarks in the parliament that the State Minister moves in police protection but ordinary people are utterly protection less and exposed to violence, they are dying everyday in city streets, roads and highways, is a timely reminder to the minister as to what he is doing. It is high time he must reassure the nation when peace will return over violence.
 In fact it is a reasonable question which any responsible  government must answer. To govern must not mean avoid the  responsibility of maintaining peace and security. But despite  all the police action and  all the killing  of persons allegedly engaged in the violent movement, the fact remains that the situation has worsened  alarmingly and the government is proving ineffective for running day to day affairs. The member of the parliament has rightly expressed the concern.
The  hapless people really want to hear as to how long the country would be reeling under the out of control  situation causing transports off the long distance roads and highways and the wheels of the economy grinding to a halt. Most of all how long the people  the will  have to live in fear of insecurity  of life and restraining from activities of livelihood.
 How long people will continue to die in petrol bombs, arson and cross-fire. He also made the right point saying when other government ministers and party leaders are regularly making statements on ongoing violence which is primarily not their job, the State Minister's silence is mysterious and we believe any one may raise question basing on Farazi's remarks whether or not the State Minister and his entire government is in control of the situation and whether they are capable to return peace and end the violence. Mr Farazi has also rightly said parliament must take a decision on the deadly political situation but  stayed short of what this decision may look like.
In another development as reported prominently in a section of the  press as an exclusive item  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has alerted the ministers, state ministers and party leaders to move carefully in the highly volatile situation suggesting that they must protect themselves first while moving in public life. According to the report  the safety issue of the government leaders came in an informal discussion following the weekly Cabinet meeting on Monday.
In a way these are good signs as because unlike some who cannot see the reality and remained completely blinded  by the benefits of power they started to see the situation in proper perspective. Crores  of public money  are spent on police and other  security personnel but they are now too  busy  in the duty of protecting the government VIPs. On top of it, they are tired of arresting hundreds of people under political directions. They have no time or energy left for putting  the  arrested ones on trial for the public knowledge as to whether the real offenders are rotting  in the overcrowded jails or not.
The time has come to realize that more oppressive measures will only make the situation more explosive. It has been claimed by the RAB chief recently that they have uncovered cache  of weapons enough for equipping a battalion of army. So arms are coming in despite the government's proudly announced  tough  actions against armed conflicts.
It should be understandable why it is not being possible for police power without political considerations to bring safety in public life. The cause is election politics and public confidence in the government. By treating everybody as criminal solution cannot be found. This simple truth has to be appreciated by those who can think politically and know the reality prevailing in the country, otherwise the politicians will make themselves irrelevant. When we ask the politicians to think politically we mean that there cannot be peace and safety by avoiding the people's election issue. They must not be misled by proven power hungry undemocratic elements of the past who joined the present government to do what they did in the past to earn  people's rejection.

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