Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 08:21:11 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Commentary

Few can`t be safe where lives of many are not

photo by

By MAINUL HOSEIN
22nd-Nov-2015       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

In spite of massive police surveillance, killing by snipers or hacking to death has not stopped. Most of such killings are politically motivated. Police arrested a member of the ruling party on suspicion that he was representing himself as a special police force RAB. In another incident an innocent foreigner was shot at and seriously injured on Wednesday in Dinajpur.Let us make Bangladesh what our people want it to be –tolerant, peaceful and prosperous and safe for all. But that is not possible by those who do not believe in dialogue and who are always in search of enemies among the people. The government is fighting both against democracy and terrorism. The government cannot win such a war. Heavy presence of police ready to shoot may be serving as a short term confidence building measure among the people and the foreigners. But when such large scale police presence does not bear any fruit, it boomerangs. Breakdown of law and order becomes inevitable. The government as a whole needs to be competent for good governance. Peace and security cannot be achieved by police separately or in isolation from the government's overall competence.The terrorist killers are not yet organised or equipped for a big attack. Their number is few but arrests of the political opponents are made in massive numbers. Such massive arrests of political opponents cannot be justified as punishing the few true killers. The political killers are not ordinary killers to be stopped by police action alone. They are also not easily to be caught. To think that opposition politics can be eliminated by police action is not political foresight. In such politics of elimination, the nature of political opposition changes and becomes violent. The opposition to government never dies. Call it conspiracy against the government if you so like.If BNP or Jamaat is to be finished, do so politically by offering better politics and not worse politics. Mr H S Suhrawardhy, the founder of Awami League, former Prime Minister of Pakistan made the communist party non-existent through his democratic politics. He defeated their anti-American policy by his famous logic of 0 + 0 = 0.The educated people and free press have no discernible role in Bangladesh in influencing of the country's affairs. But their roles are vindicated by honest advice for good governance. In our politics, the free press or free debate is a political anathema not to be welcomed.What is most encouraging is, Bangladesh can easily live in peace and harmony without the fear of terrorism. The government itself is creating terrorism within the country as it is evident from more and more violence in the country. But our own divisiveness and ruthlessness in politics is not something that cannot be ended. Not any particular class but we all together fought for the politics of free debate and free press. The question is who have changed whom.We cannot be so blind that we do not see what a frightful situation we have created for ourselves. Nobody is safe and nobody is sure that good sense will prevail in the government other than emotion unconnected with the present needs. No matter who think how powerful they are and how much money they have amassed from corrupt politics or genuine business, no sensible person enjoys a life free from deep concern about insecurity of life.  We have to set our politics right to make life safe for all. The few cannot be safe where lives of many are not. To be more precise, we cannot fight democracy and terrorism together. We have to embrace democracy to fight terrorism. 

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Sports »

Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell (left) and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday.


Football »

Rooney excited for 'great moment' in England farewell


Wayne Rooney says he is honoured to make a final appearance for England and happy for manager Gareth Southgate to decide his playing time Thursday against the United States.Former Manchester United star Rooney, in video comments released Monday by his Major League Soccer club DC United, detailed his excitement at ...

City »

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, among others, at a press briefing for returning officers on the occasion of eleventh parliamentary election in the auditorium of Election Commission Secretariat in the city on Tuesday.


International »

Nobody can stand in its way in Pacific island cooperation: China


Reuters, Beijing :No country can block China's cooperation with island nations in the Pacific and the area is no country's sphere of influence, a senior diplomat said on Tuesday, ahead of a summit between President Xi Jinping and Pacific island leaders.Australia, in particular, has been vying for influence with China ...

International »

Israel-Gaza border facing most serious fighting since 2014 war


Reuters, Gaza :Israel launched more air strikes on Gaza on Tuesday as Palestinians kept up rocket fire on Israeli territory, in the worst surge of violence since a 2014 war.The fighting - that has killed six Palestinians, five of them militants, and a civilian in Israel since Monday -threatened to ...

Entertainment »

Oishee in China to win `Miss World` crown


Jannatul Ferdous Oishee crowned 'Miss Bangladesh 2018' on November 30. Now, she is in China for participating in the 'Miss World' beauty contest. There she will represent Bangladesh. On Saturday night at 1:00 am, Oishi left Dhaka for Sanya in China. And she reached there on Sunday morning.Swapan Chowdhury, chairman ...

Football »

New York City forward David Villa (7) movers the ball as Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson (12) defends during the first half of their MLS playoff soccer match in Atlanta on Sunday.


Football »

Ronaldo ends San Siro hoodoo as Juventus beat Milan 2-0


AP, Milan :Cristiano Ronaldo ended his San Siro hoodoo to help Juventus to a 2-0 win after AC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty against his former team on Sunday.Higuain left Juventus in the offseason following the signing of Ronaldo and he had a nightmare game as he was ...

Editorial »

No development yet in city's road traffic management


THE directives to ensure discipline in traffic system issued by higher authorities have failed to bring any result. The traffic rule violation is still rampant. Almost all directives addressing owners and workers of city service buses and human haulers, pedestrians and drivers went unheeded. If the traffic management system returns ...

International »

California wildfires: Death toll reaches grim milestone


The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still unaccounted for, officials have said.Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the north of the state, taking the toll there to 29.That fire now equals the deadliest on record ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receiving ASOCIO 2018 Digital Government Award from Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Mostofa Zabbar at the cabinet meeting on Monday.


Entertainment »

Mamo, Puja share big screen for first time


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :It was earlier fixed that Raihan Rafi directed and Jaaz Multimedia produced movie Dohon was scheduled to release on November 16. Later releasing date was changed to November 30. Owner of Jaaz Abdul Aziz confirmed the matter yesterday. Main theme of the story was given by him ...

Entertainment »

Sonakshi Sinha has only special appearance in Mission Mangal?


Actor Akshya Kumar recently announced the entire cast of India’s first space film Mission Mangal. The film is set to go on floors next month and will be helmed by Jagan Shakti. Besides Akshay as the main lead, Mission Mangal has an impeccable leading cast that includes names like Vidya ...

Football »

Iran women attend Asian Football final in rare `victory`


Hundreds of Iranian women attended a crunch football match in Tehran, in a rare step seen Sunday as a "victory" by local newspapers and hailed by FIFA as an "historic and festive day" for the sport.About a thousand women were allowed into Azadi Stadium late Saturday to watch Iranian giant ...

Editorial »

Bring the criminals to book and ensure their harsher punishment


ANOTHER woman was killed in a running bus on Friday night. This time her father was also pushed off the vehicle on Dhaka-Tangail highway in Savar. The incident may remind one of the rape and murder of law student Rupa Khatun inside a running bus in Tangail over a year ...

 
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