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Hartal: wrong approaches December 6, 2010

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, GOVERNANCE, POLITICS.
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BNP observed Hartal on 30th November ’10 in protest, as they said, against the price hike, deterioration of law & order situation, torture on the their activists and to save the sovereignty of the country and the freedom of the people but the Government was saying that BNP called the hartal to save Khaleda’s cantonment house (which was given to her family after the assassination of Ziaur Rahman by the then Government wrongly) and to protect her sons from the law (both of whom are accused of corruption).

Whatever the cause, people of Bangladesh were not in a mood to observe the hartal. The hartal will increase their miseries- the economic and personal life will be jeoperdised with this hartal. To create panic few vehicles were torched on the day before the hartal.

On the other hand, to nullify the BNP program, Government took all out action program including publicity against the hartal, forcible disruption of BNP procession, indiscriminate lathi charge on the procession and arrest of the activist before , during and after the hartal.

Our observation is that BNP is using an important weapon of protest prematurely annoying the public and Government also used unnecessary force to counter the program exposing their inner in-confidence on themselves.

An ordinary citizen

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