Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, May 26, 2019 02:13:31 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Commentary

``I do not seek justice I want sense to prevail``

By Editorial Desk
02nd-Nov-2015       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

"I do not seek justice I want sense to prevail" not an easy statement to be made by the father whose son has become victim in the hands of assassins. Only a man of great character and understanding of the senseless situation prevailing in the country could make it.Our government has no accountability. So it is not necessary for it to be sensible and accept responsibility. But no government can go on being incapable to ensure public safety. Besides, the system of trial by police remand and forced confession does not give confidence that the real culprits are being caught and punished.Professor A K Fazlul Haq of Dhaka University said so after he found his son Faisal Arefin Dipon was assassinated last Saturday in his publisher's office.  His fault could be that he published a wrong book. Three others were seriously injured in another publishing house in the city. These two incidents happened within a space of four hours. Those who committed such crimes had no difficulty in escaping freely as if heavy police presence in the city was no problem. In fact, visible police presence is no deterrent against the secret killers.We praise the cool courage of Prof. Fazlul Haq as shown in his most tragic situation. His assessment that the remedy against the killers is not in the justice process. He knew that those responsible for the crime committed against his son are not ordinary criminals and the justice system will be of no help. He wanted sanity and a sense of responsibility to prevail.Prof Haq is conscious of the socio-political malaise making life unsafe for all. Through his writings and television talk shows he urged responsible conduct from the decision makers in power and others in public life. He was angry within himself for failures continuing in public life but in expressing his disappointment he never lost his cool. He spoke against political intolerance to see an end to it giving his best of arguments.So when he said he did not want killers of his dearest son not to be punished he was aware of the reality that the solution lies in politics and not in police action. Unprecedented police activities in Dhaka could not stop the killers of his son and others.It is clear that those who killed are not ordinary criminals. They are responding to a situation of hatred created through mishandling of the country's politics. Extremism of one kind produces extremism of another kind. Both are equally bad and both must be stopped.To be free-thinkers cannot be insanity. What is not understandable is why attack on Islam should be the subject of free-thinking. Their free-thinking is  political and extremely provocative in a country of moderate Muslims. Let the so-called free-thinkers show how constructive they are in solving our myriad problems.Bangladesh will never be an intolerant Muslim country if the wrongheaded free-thinkers are stopped showing their hatred against Islam from a political motive. Let these free-thinkers not call themselves freedom fighters only to call others non-freedom fighters. The war of liberation was for democracy and it should be known to such so-called free-thinkers as opposed to genuine freedom fighters that democracy is secularism and genuine freedom fighters fought for democracy and not for a religious war.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Sports »

A scene from the fifth round matches of the Walton International Rating Chess Competition at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room on Saturday.


Cricket »

Rubel eyes to finish World Cup as one of top five boawlers


Bangladesh speedster Rubel Hossain insisted on Friday he wants to finish the ICC World Cup 2019 as one of the best five bowlers.The right-handed pacer recovered from a side strain that prevented him to play all the matches during Bangladesh recent tri-series in Ireland. Before the main assault in the ...

International »

US troop move to ME dangerous for international peace: Iran's FM


AFP, Tehran  :Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to international peace," state media reported."Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace and security and must be ...

Editorial »

Take time-befitting diplomatic steps


THOUGH the foreign relation of Dhaka with New Delhi and Beijing is remarkably good, it is not working well especially in the Rohingya issue. Dhaka had requested both the nations for several times to mount pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation, but they kept limited their efforts in extending 'assurance' ...

Entertainment »

Dimple Kapadia bagged Christopher Nolan`s Tenet


Dimple Kapadia featuring in Hollywood director Christopher Nolan's Tenet has got everyone excited. From Bollywood celebrities to regular moviegoers, everyone has expressed their delight and congratulated the actress on social media for her achievement.  Dimple Kapadia's manager revealed to a daily how the actress bagged the role. The manager shared ...

Front Page »

290 migrants rescued near Tripoli


Egypt Independent , Tripoli :Libya's coast guard rescued 290 migrants clinging to inflatable rafts on Friday in two operations near the capital Tripoli, a naval forces spokesman said.The western coast of Libya is the main departure point of hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing their countries from wars and poverty ...

Editorial »

HC concern over slow pace of banning toxic food items


THE High Court on Thursday rebuked Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) for its failure of removing and destroying 52 substandard food products from the market. The HC earlier ordered the BFSA removing the substandard goods of 43 companies from the market but the BFSA did nothing except publishing only a ...

Entertainment »

Poppy, Hasan Jahangir’s Eid drama Nayikar Honeymoon


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :National Film Award winner actress Poppy earlier acted with actor and play director Hasan Jahangir in Innocent Love, Bhalobasha Du’jonai, Mental and Nayikar Biye. On the occasion of coming Eid to telecast on Asian TV, Poppy again paired up with Hasan Jahangir in a drama titled Nayikar ...

International »

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia


AP, Taipei :Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married Friday, the first day a landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage took effect.Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last week in a legislative vote on a cause that the island's LGBT rights activists ...

Editorial »

DMP fails to discipline city roads


TRAFFIC jam is a common scenario almost everyday in the capital city Dhaka. Usually, it intensifies every year during the Ramzan. This year it is no exception. But sufferings of commuters have been increased manifold this year because of constructing metro rail projects and unplanned digging in different areas under ...

Cricket »

T20 kings West Indies seek to make fresh World Cup mark


Can the West Indies take the form that has made them such a potent force in Twenty20 cricket into the World Cup?That is the question confronting Jason Holder's side as they head into the one-day showpiece in England and Wales that starts on May 30.The Caribbean team, who open their ...

International »

May clings to power as Brexit gambit backfires


Reuters, London  :Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging on to power on Thursday after her final Brexit gambit backfired, overshadowing a European election that has shown a United Kingdom still riven by division over its EU divorce.May's departure will deepen the Brexit crisis as a new leader is likely to ...

Entertainment »

Momtaz performs with her daughters at Eid Ananda Mela


Entertainment Report :Legendary folk singer and Member of the Parliament Momtaz Begum has been passing best time in her career. Recently her mother Uzala Begum got Gorobini Maa award on International Mother’s Day. Basically Momtaz is delighted with her success. On May 19, Momtaz along with her two daughters - ...

Editorial »

BB failing to lead banking sector


WHEN there are huge frustrations among the political circle, civil society members and the ordinary masses over ongoing banking irregularities, at that time the High Court has halted the loan rescheduling facilities for defaulters till June 23, earlier offered by the central bank, the Bangladesh Bank. The HC on Tuesday ...

Sports »

With the world at her feet, Osaka takes Paris in her stride


AFP, Paris :Twelve months ago at Roland Garros, an embarrassed Naomi Osaka bristled at being hailed as the 'coolest thing' in tennis.Now, however, the 21-year-old Japanese returns to Paris as comfortably the sport's hottest ticket with the world number one billing, a bank balance bursting at the seams and on ...

 
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