• Sunday, January 25, 2015

Letters

Letters to the editor

'Shoot on sight'

I read with astonishment that the BNP-led 20 party alliance are claiming that the government is giving law enforcers a licence to kill. It seems to me that it is the 20 party alliance that is giving its activists the licence to kill. Scores of innocent people, who are just trying to get on with their lives, are being brutally burned in attacks with petrol bombs. How such attacks can fall under the umbrella of "peaceful protest" is beyond...

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Break the political stalemate

Being a septuagenarian, I had the opportunity to observe Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from a close distance. He was very simple, kind-hearted, and dedicated to people's cause. He sacrificed his own life for the cause of this country, leaving himself ever shining and immortal in the hearts of millions of his countrymen. Sheikh Hasina is blessed with such an outstanding legacy! The whole country is now on the threshold of an imminent political catastrophe. I strongly believe that she can...

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“All-out steps to contain violence,” published on January 21, 2015

Siraj Government should take the toughest measures to maintain law and order and save lives and properties of the people. Along with this, the leaders of the other parties should be allowed space to speak openly about their political demands. Snr Citizen A stitch in time could have saved nine. S.M. Iftekhar Ahmed In my view, a state of war should be declared against these miscreants, who, in the name of movement, are actually indulging in criminal activities against the people. Deep The current state of...

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“Public servants making political statements,” (January 21, 2015)

Habib This is a very timely article. But as always, we will see no righteous action. On the contrary, it's going to be appreciated. We are living in an "all possible" country. Here nothing is right, yet everything is right. No one bothers listening to conscience. Mithun Ahmed I thank Dr. Hashmi for making an important point. It was indeed timely. It is one thing to execute the directives of the government and another thing is to make random, brash public and...

Letters to the Editor

Published Date: January 24, 2015
Netaji's mystery!

Your 'Wide Angle' page on January 16 was taken up by three write-ups, related to the final phase of Subash Chandra Bose's disappearance from Japan during the last World War. The mystery of his death while travelling in a Japanese aircraft has remained unsolved or kept a secret by the Indian authorities till today, adding to the complexity of the episode! One wonders why the matter related to the identity and background of the mysterious "Gumnami Baba" (No name Mendicant!)...

Letters to the Editor

Published Date: January 24, 2015
Corporal punishment in schools

It saddens us all to think that there is still a need for campaign to abolish corporal punishment in our schools. What is wrong with our school system? What is wrong with our teachers? Indeed, what is wrong with a society that permits the future of Bangladesh to be mercilessly beaten at the whim of a teacher? We whole-heartedly agree with the respected foreign friend of Bangladesh Sir Frank Peters when he says “the damaged children of today are the broken...

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Published Date: January 24, 2015
Blockade to continue

OpeeMonir The government is pushing them to do so as they are left with no other choice but to act in this unruly manner. S. M. Iftekhar Ahmed Most disappointing! All this is happening because society as a whole has failed to act. Monju Huq Can we distinguish between the current blockade and the destructive activities leading to killing, arson, vandalism etc? In fact, the name is blockade but the means to achieve that is mindless violence! While blockade is political, mindless violence is...

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Published Date: January 24, 2015
Enough, no?

Rahman Mostafiz Good write-up analysing the insights of all parties. Jonas Callum Harris It is impossible for the government to go guard every house when BNP goons are backstabbing and burning people alive. Barkat It's not that the two ladies are not aware of the sufferings of people. But when it comes to sticking to power and enjoying the ultimate privileges, both the ladies ignore the sufferings and losses of millions of fellow citizens.  

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Published Date: January 24, 2015
Blockade or what?

Punam Nath Who is willing to take care of such Khokon Mia and Sathi Akhter? Everyone is playing the game in the name of democracy for accomplishing their own motive. Mehreen Alam It is easier to find solace by blaming other people. The people who are crying are not the first and certainly wouldn't be the last.

Letters to the editor

Published Date: January 23, 2015
We want severe punishment for the arsonists

We want severe punishment for the arsonists

Every day miscreants are burning people by throwing Molotov cocktails in the name of democratic demands. Is it a sane way of pressing home one's demand? No! This is clear-cut murdering of people without any accountability as if they have got license to kill! These gruesome killings are the result of conflict between...