Vol. 5 Num 549 Mon. December 12, 2005  
Letters to Editor

"National dialogue on terrorism"

I read your editorial titled "National dialogue on terrorism" on December 02, 2005. I am not so sure about ruling party's "self-realisation at the monstrosity of the problem" as you proclaimed as reasonable. So far we have seen how the government has delayed the justice to the opposition leader regarding her family tragedy on August 15, 1975. Then there is the issue of grenade attacks on Suranjit Sengupta, Sylhet Mayor, killing of SAMS Kibria and killing of Ivy Rahman. Those glittery scars are continuously distracting attention. Unless the government addresses those issues and shows some signs of improvement, I don't see any positive response coming from the opposition. What if the opposition claims that this is just eyewash to divert attention? Unless the above issues are addressed sincerely it is hard to believe that the call was a result of self-realisation rather than just clever eyewash. Without addressing the barriers standing between the ruling coalition and the opposition the result of a dialogue will be a big 'zero'.