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‘Arab Spring’ in Bangladesh March 20, 2012

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On 12th March opposition wanted to make a showdown of its political force in Dhaka. Government made all out efforts to make the show looks meager. Government thought that the opposition would use the gathering to make a law and order situation in the capital.
A good number of opposition activists from far and near able to gather in the New Paltan area of the capital designated for the gathering overcoming the obstacles. There was a possibility that the people might continue to sit in the capital to press their demand and to compel the government to resign. But ultimately nothing happened like that.
But an aura of ‘Arab Spring’ was felt by the supporters of the opposition, that may encourage them to repeat the adventure in the future.Government should remain alert.

Arab spring,Islamist uprising and US policy December 9, 2011

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Throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa protest against the authotarian rulers started months ago. The protests already led to toppling of the regimes in some of the states that includes Tunesia, Egypt and Libya. In some other states state authorities are reconsidering their power structure and making provision to accomodate more democratic representtation. Morocco and Jordan fall in this category. In some countries people are still strugling like Syria and Yemen and in Bahrain the uprising is vitually suppressed by brutality.

But in countries where election is taking place, Islamists are gaining substantial ground. In Tunesia, an Islamic party won the majority and formed the government. In Morocco also an Islamist party surpasses the the others in the election race and is forming the government. In Egypt, the county that is watched by the world closely , the Muslim Brotherhood has gained majority vote in the first phase.

Why the Islamists are getting the benefit of this Arab spring. It is away from the secular trends that is waving throughout the world.

Is it because of past US policy in the region that maintained a close relation with these autocratic regim of the arab world for decades and helped to sustain the autocratic regime against the will of the people ? Though US was vocal for democracy in other parts of the world but they didn’t advocate it for the Arab World. Is it because the members of islamic parties were persecuted for years that arouse the sympathy of the people towards them and people expressed their sympathy to the oppressed through this mandate? Though the present movement in different countries directly or indirectly has US support , that proves not enough to overcome the attitude that is developed over the years.

But it is likely that the Islamist uprising will interfere with the us dominance in the region and will make Israel more isolated.

An ordinary citizen

Fall of Gaddafi October 24, 2011

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Gaddafi has been killed . Whether it is incrossfire or by NATO bombing is less important than the death itself.

His 42 years of reign of autocracy is over. Occupying the state power through a bloodless coup, he established himself as a mighty power of the Arad world. He portrayed himself as an anti- west leader , a propagonist of Arab interst and a forruneer for African unity.

Sometomes he supported or sponsored terrorist activites to achieve his targets and he had to embrace economic sanctions to fridging of the assests, financial penalty and political isolation.

He led a life of his own style, prefering tents to live than living in the strongly build palaces. He used to shift his locations, prefer female body guards than males for their commitment to the boss and used to wear traditional arabian dresses.

Only once i did follow his speech about 2 years back and that was in the general assebly of United Nations. He demanded for reshaping of the world body and wanted representations of the diffent regions in the world body. His speech was unnecessary lengthy and disorganised.

He had alinieted himself from his people. Any form of dissent was suppressed for long time.

He was grommming his son Saif for the next state leadership. Outside world only very recently could heard the voice of people in Libya after the people upsurge in Tunesia and Egypt. Not paying heed to the peope’s voice Gaddafi tried to brutally suppressed it. He used tanks and planes to kill the people on the streets. NATO and USA came in support of the people.

They provided the experts and ammunitions, promoted the cause and boosted the morale of the fighters in many ways.

People had the victory and expressed their joy. The fall of Gaddafi is also a victory for NATO and its allies- the thin smile on the lips of President Surkozi tells all when he was fisrt asked to comment on the death of Gaddafi.

NTC ( National Transitional Council) that coordinated the mass resistance decided to resign. The interim authority will hold a free and fair election by 8 months.

Establishment of a well represented dmocratic government only would repay the sacrifice of the Libyan people . Otherwise a dictated government will serve the purpose of the big brothers only.

An ordinary citizen

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