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Readers’ Voice

07 November 2022

Khela hobe!!

I have to wince with pain when I hear the high ups of the government say "Khela hobe". What a thing to say when the country is passing through a very difficult time. Every day we hear news which makes us disheartened and the future seems uncertain.
The country is not a play ground and there are serious problems which must be redressed but ignoring all those ruling party is taking the situation as a game and preparing to show its strength, how unfortunate.
It cannot go on like this the people of Bangladesh must get back their due rights and only that could bring peace and stability.

Nur Jahan

Harmful jelly in shrimp

Shrimp is one of the important sources of protein. This favorite food of many people is also an important export product of our country. Apart from collecting various species of shrimp from natural sources like rivers, coastal areas and deep seas, it is now being cultivated in various ways. But some unscrupulous traders are mixing toxic chemical jelly to increase the weight of prawn and lobster. Silica jelly is injected into the shrimp head. As a result, the weight increases from two hundred to three hundred grams. Unscrupulous traders are selling low quality and semi-rotten shrimp mixed with jelly at high prices. Small traders in the local market are ignorant about this.
Shrimp mixed with jelly is deadly harmful to human health. According to health specialists, such shrimp damage our esophagus and stomach. It can also cause kidney damage and cancer. Recently, mobile courts in different parts of the country have seized a large quantity of shrimp mixed with jelly. But it is not possible to avoid harm without creating awareness among the common people. Although most people know about the formalin used to prevent the decay of fish, they do not know about the harmful effects of jelly mixed shrimp. As a result, they are buying large size shrimp from the market at high prices. Therefore, besides creating public awareness on the above issues, effective steps of the concerned authorities are expected to ensure strict punishment of dishonest traders in the public interest.

Abu Faruk
Bandarban Sadar

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