Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Is Bangladesh a civilized country?

By Jahangir Alam Akash, Minority torture and extra judicial killings are going on in Bangladesh! When will be stop and why government shouldn’t take action against the actors of minority and state torture? Every day, in Bangladesh has been killings, attempted to murder, torturing and other inhumanity. Bangladesh is a democratic and civilized country? How could we say that it’s a civilized and democratic country? Without human rights, rule of law how we could say that Bangladesh is a democratic country?
A gang of criminals attacked three Hindu families at Dighalkandi Sahapara village in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi Monday (31-08-2009) night, injuring 12 people. Source: the daily Star. Police and locals said the hoodlums also looted five houses and shops during the attack in an attempt to grab land of those families. Of the injured, Profulla Chandra Saha, his wife Bijli Rani Saha and brother Bijoy Saha, Sukumar, Chand and Nomita were admitted to Puthia Health Complex in a critical condition.
Sources said around 30 criminals, believed to be BNP-Jamaat cadres, made the attack and damaged houses of vanpuller Bijoy, Sukumar and Uttam. They also looted the grocery shop of Sukumar and stitching shop of Uttam's wife Nomita during the attack. Local sources said criminals of neighbouring Kacharipara village beat up two youths--Nayan and Sujon--at Sahapara on August 27, 2009. Following the incident, a total of 35 people of 10 Hindu families filed a general diary (GD) with the local police station expressing their insecurity. After filing of the GD, the gang attacked the three families on the night. The villagers alleged that the attackers hurled filthy abuses toward them during the attack for supporting Awami League (AL) during the last general election. Sources also said, criminals have been trying to grab the land of the Hindu families of Dighalkandi village for long.
Local sources told, “There were a number of Hindu families in the village. Most of them fled away to save their lives and some families are still living there bearing the brunt of adversity." Shibesh Saha, a villager told, “We have nowhere to go. Where we go, the miscreants are trailing us. We are so scared that many of us cannot work.”
A case was filed with Puthia Police against 25 persons including Abul, Jahangir, Aiyub, Arif and Shahabuddin of Kacharipara village. But, administration hasn’t taken any action against the perpetrators, still. Please see our previous report about minority oppression:
RAB & extra judicial killings!
Extra judicial killings are very well known subject in Bangladesh. RAB and other law enforcing agencies have doing extra judicial killings by violating the constitution. But, the government as well as our judiciary hasn’t say anything regarding this human rights violation by state.
An accused ‘criminal’ sustained bullet injury in a 'shootout' with Rapid Action Battalion in the capital city's Motijheel yesterday (1-9-2009). Law enforcers told, Ismail Hossain Lalu alias Rocket Lalu, 34, of Jatrabari, is an accomplice of "Foreign" Kuddus, one of the top listed criminals in Motijheel area.
RAB says, when a patrol team of Rab-3 moved to arrest a gang of three to four criminals in front of Motijheel Ideal School and College, the criminals opened fire on them. As the Rab personnel retaliated, a gunfight ensued. Lalu was found lying at the spot bullet-hit in his left leg after the shootout. He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Police arrested him but his accomplices managed to flee. A revolver and three bullets were recovered from the spot.
RAB sources said Lalu confessed his involvement in killing trader Anwar at the capital's Shapla Chattar on September 27, 2008. Lalu was also involved in extortion and an accused in several cases including arms cases with Motijheel and Sabujbagh police stations.
Our questions that, how were flew the accomplices of the said terrorist? Actually, RAB always is giving totally false statement to the press. And press also doesn’t investigate about extra judicial killings and the statement of RAB.
Please see our previous report about state torture or extra judicial killings:
We strongly believe that, without real democracy, rule of law, good governance, how we could hope that the government does punish the real culprits and masterminds of minority torture as well as other human rights violation?
We are waiting eagerly for to see the execution of war criminals, killers of the father of the nation Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and killers of the four national leaders as well as we want to see that, the present government should established the constitution of 1972 and to stop the politics which are based on religious. 1-9-2009
Editor, the Human Rights Today

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