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Voices be Heard
is a constant struggle to better the social, economic
and governmental structures in Bangladesh. Sometimes,
however, the means of fighting against the injustices
in our country are counterproductive, and end up exacerbating
the situation rather than helping it. Every now and then,
hartals, riots, bomb blasts, killings and muggings, all
integrate into the main issue at hand -- society's dissatisfaction
with the current situation and their irresistible urge
to do something about it, no matter what the consequences.
But in every struggle for the sake of justice, the biggest
challenge for the marginalised and oppressed is to attain
the power to speak out.
'Let People's Voices Be Heard' the theme of the recent
conference on human rights and governance organised by
Manusher Jonno (MJ) summed up this daunting challenge.
(R) thedailystar.net 2004