Saturday, December 03, 2005
Fighting Shadows: How to Combat Terrorism in Bangladesh
We need to inspire and revive our national spirit and pride of freedom fight to combat the overgrowing curse of terrorism in Bangladesh. The confused, dejected, dissected spirits of Bangladesh are in desperate need to wake up with only unifying spirit of 1971 that brought together the whole nation to fight the Pakistani military junta and its collaborators Rajakar Jamatis. Now the same monsters are back with new masks and new missions. They simply want to destroy our country, our pride and our distinct identity. The ruling party may have been suffering from political amnesia to remember anything from the past. Enough is enough. People are tired with their political show and tell games and band-aids. Their huge failure to combat terrorism is built-in in their politico-administrative mechanism: How can they fight their own shadow?
We’re not asking for political favor to pave road for Awami League in the next election. If Awami League can unify this nation with a nationalistic secular view point, people will definitely weigh them in into the coming election. Right now, people are helpless and speechless. They are in desperate need of their safety. At this critical time, instead of dividing thoughts, we simply need a unifying spirit. We need to reach to a national consensus for an interim government to combat terrorism independently, fearlessly and ferociously. People of Bangladesh can not afford any more demented political selfishness when the heart and soul of this nation are bleeding severely.
The main reason behind today’s crisis is the lack of accountability and absence of respect towards our fellows. All economical and mental corruption would end if we could establish accountibilty everywhere.
I was watching the Khaleda- Businessmen dialogue yesterday in BTV. Can you just believe, many of them spent almost their entire speech in praising Khaleda(nodding with her signature smile) and then mentioning some of their thoughts.
Yes we are a bunch of hypocrites. We say one thing and do another(for our own interest). It was their golden opportunity to make Khaleda aware of what people expect from her. It was their golden opportunity to accountable her for this present situation.
The opposition refused the dialogue, but only last month ruling and opposition law makers united and dined in a BGMEA meet. Yes can’t you see, the leaders are very much united for our own interests and never for the country. So what can you expect from them? The 71 spirit will not be there until we can wipe out the hiprocricy in us give importance to our country.
The people should unite. But sadly there is none accpetable to all to take the helm. I was bullied by one when I talked about forming a national government accountable to the parliament. People do not seem to get out of tradition.
We didn't see 71 and only heard many different versions of the same story. But we love Bangladesh and love our people. We need to wakeup with unifying spirit of 2006 or 2007 or anytime soon. But before that we need to wakeup individually. We don’t do or even say anything to those few people. We just leave it to other corrupted people like opposition party. It’s our life and our country that is suffering, not their.