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Thursday, November 15, 2012
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Police's role baffling

Threat to public order must be taken seriously

The scale of the violence that activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and militant cadres of its student wing Shibir unleashed against the police and pedestrians on Tuesday afternoon was extremely worrying. Compared to the pitch of their destructive attacks, the police's role seemed to be rather feeble and withdrawn. In fact, the police were on the defensive and took the beating from the Jamaat-Shibir cadres who were clearly on the offensive.

In consequence, the Jamaat-Shibir men had a field day and they came down like brigands on law-enforcement personnel, unsuspecting commuters and passers-by. They brought traffic at the Farmgate-Karwan bazaar area to a screeching halt and struck terror among the public.

Over the last nine days, since they announced their agitation programme demanding the release of their leaders now facing trial at the International War Crimes Tribunal, their cadres have injured more than 200 policemen and hundreds of common people across the country.

The law-enforcers' laidback attitude has been quite disconcerting and at the same time baffling. It seemed they lacked sufficient will and preparedness to handle the situation.

If in this way police fail to face up to such kind of exigencies, what will remain of law and order and where will the members of the public go for protection?

Moreover, reckless Jamaat-Shibir behaviour may provoke counteraction from the ruling party youth and student cadres, signs of which were visible on Tuesday. This can only make things worse.

The message must be dinned in Jamaat-Shibir ears that they have a right dissent and express their grievances but not to create chaos and panic in public life.

The government, the home ministry in particular, has no reason to take this threat to law and public order lightly. They must take every necessary step to nip this menace to peace and law and order in the bud before it causes more damage.

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Govt. has less control over its various organs.So nothing is functioning properly.

: B.Biswas

We all know that law enforcing agencies are nourished by the public exchequer but they most of the time work as government agent and if any ruling party student wing do any mischief, they do not bring them into law. The student wings of the other organisations have lost faith to this government body and they consider it ruling party cadre and started to retaliate against them. So my fervent request to the government body to be impartial as much as possible because they are for the people not for Awami League or BNP.

: MD.BASHIR

Comments

  • ashif
    Thursday, November 15, 2012 03:29 PM GMT+06:00 (92 weeks ago)

    My understanding is that everything that we observe has a reason in the past and bearing on the future.


 

 


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