• Friday, January 30, 2015

Letters

Letter To The Editor

''A good gesture by PM''

This refers to the editorial “A good gesture by PM” published in TDS on January 26, 2015. I respectfully disagree with the editorial. First of all, the core reason for the current tension is the non-participatory election in 2014. Without addressing the core issue, the tension cannot be diffused by a mere condolence visit. Secondly, the PM and her entourage were well aware of the condition and state of mind of Khaleda Zia due to the loss of her...

Letter To The Editor

Mothers bear the same pain

I deeply mourn the unexpected death of Arafat Rahman Koko and feel the condition in which his mother is. At the same time, I also feel the agony of those mothers who have lost their children in recent arson attacks or whose children are writhing in pain in the hospitals. I realise the anxiety of thousands of mothers of the 14 lakh SSC examinees who are facing uncertainty over the forthcoming exam. Who will ensure their security while going...

Letter To The Editor

Who runs BNP?

A Bengali daily carried a comment that there was a call from somewhere and  Khaleda Zia's spokesperson had rushed out and locked the gate of the BNP Gulshan office so that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina could not enter the premises to express her condolences to Khaleda Zia on the death of Arafat Rahman Koko. All this had happened while the senior leaders of BNP, who are mostly in their mid seventies, were sitting in Khaleda Zia's office. Later on,...

Comments on news report

“Blockade raises cost of business,” published on January 27, 2015 Sayed Rahman Blockade raises not only cost of business but also the living expense of general people. Both the parties are talking about people, but people are not happy with the present situation. **** “Police asked to intensify raid, watch” (Jan. 27, 2015) Barkat Instead of doing so much hard work why can't the government just sit and talk with BNP? Why can't there be a free and fair inclusive mid-term election for the sake...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Opportunity squandered but all is not lost

The golden opportunity for Bangladesh to resolve the present political deadlock has not been wasted even though the Prime Minister was refused from the gate of BNP's Gulshan office. Rather we  see a ray of hope in this effort of  the PM Begum Zia has lost her beloved son. We cannot imagine what shock a mother bears when she loses her child. At the same time it is not fair to impute motives to PM's action   What is important...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: January 29, 2015
The locked gate drama

Just a few days ago we  first witnessed that the 'gate' was locked from the outside so that 'someone' couldn't exit the premise. Then the 'gate' was locked from the inside so that 'someone' couldn't enter the same premise. What a drama! These 'someones' are two faces of the same old coin; it needs to be shelved. Let's mint a new coin so that it's useful and acceptable to all. Ishtiaqur Rahman Bashundhara, Dhaka

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Why PM's sympathy only for Khaleda Zia?

Arafat Rahman Koko died of cardiac arrest. After that, we saw the PM go to BNP's Gulshan office to offer her condolences to Khaleda Zia (though she was not allowed to enter the BNP office). My question is why offering condolence to Khaleda Zia only? Why not all the mothers of the victims who died due to arson attacks perpetrated by BNP-Jamaat? Because their mothers are not the ex-PMs and ex-opposition leaders? The mothers of the victims who died in...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Comments on news report

“Rare gesture, late response,” published on January 25, 2015 OpeeMonir BNP and Khaleda did the right thing; but they could have set an example by handling it in a much better fashion. This is BNP with its political mistakes all along. Barkat Politics is strange. Khaleda was almost in house arrest for the last so many days. In retaliation, she called nationwide blockade that caused so many deaths. If one Arafat's death makes Hasina so kind, then why doesn't Hasina meet Khaleda for...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: January 28, 2015
No more killing please

We have never countenanced the way Sheikh Hasina came to power, that is, through uncontested elections; but it was also imprudent of Khaleda Zia to remain intransigent to her demands, one being election under CTG. And now the blockade programme to unseat Hasina's government is continuing. The BNP leaders are saying that blockade is a peaceful programme, then why are people falling victims to arson attacks? The death toll is rising every day. Why doesn't the BNP chief ask...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: January 28, 2015
Bring back peace and harmony

Bangladesh is one of the countries in the world where Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians and people of other religions live peacefully. People of different opinions and different political affiliations have been living in this country peacefully, but now fear has gripped us. My husband has been working in Dhaka for many years. He used to come to Rajshahi on weekends. But he has not visited us for the last couple of weeks because of the political unrest. We always...