Our terrorism can`t be disconnected from internal situation of anger and frustration11 July 2016 Editorial Desk
Symptom of negative effect on national economy is becoming visible gradually after terrorist attacks at Gulshan and Sholakia. One foreign buyer establishment already has cancelled its scheduled meeting at Dhaka and preferred to transfer it at Delhi. They informed concerned Bangladeshi entrepreneurs that no buyer on behalf of them was ready to come to Bangladesh due to security concern. Most of the buyer establishments are now eager to shift their scheduled meetings to Hong Kong, Singapore and India. At the same time Uniqlo and some other famous garment retailers of Japan have postponed their activities in Bangladesh. A national Bangla daily has published two alarming reports on this issue on Sunday. These reports say, after deadly terrorist attacks at Gulshan and Sholakia negative message has gone abroad about the situation prevailing in Bangladesh. As a result Bangladeshi economy may have to face adverse effects and in particular the export sector would be hard-hit. The businessmen are troubled by the destabilised situation. We are not being honest about the connection between our internal democracy denial politics and terrorism. The reality of the internal situation of anger and frustration can be suppressed only to the detriment of our own future. We cannot ignore that young ones are affected by the general socio-political conditions prevailing. To be honest, terrorists are taking advantage of occupation of politics with police power and the anger and frustration prevailing among all sections of people other than those in power. The situation in the country is too dangerous to seek a solution without understanding the politics of conflict which is deepening in the country. Terrorism is not isolated from internal politics. To come out of the dangerous crisis we have to recognise the truth and not be deceptive when our children are becoming victims of terrorism. Complications of politics based on police power has to be honestly understood if we want to save our children and the people. Evidence of wrong politics is clear from the fact that under the incumbent government terrorism has become a nationwide danger. What is more worrisome is that the government is not accepting the truth for an effective solution. The power struggle does not remain one-sided. The crisis we are facing now is not an ordinary law and order failure, but it is totally a deep political crisis. We can overcome it only if we act politically. No government can survive without caring for the country's economy.