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Bishwajit killing: Both AL and BNP must accept responsibility

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Md. Yamin Khan, Department of English, Government Rajendra College, Faridpur

The gruesome murder of the poor tailor Bishwajit during BNP-led 18 party alliances-enforced blockade on 9 December, 2012 was heartbreaking. Everyone watched on TV and read in newspapers how he was mercilessly beaten up and hacked to death by Chhatra League cadres. Why had the hardworking youth Bishwajit Das (24) to die? It is said the murderers mistook him for a Shibir cadre. But even if he was Shibir cadre, would such killing in broad daylight by some political cadres be justified? Who gave the so-called political party cadres have the right to take law into their hands and kill people? Bishwajit died even after he was taken to government hospital. Reports say he did not get proper treatment at the hospital. The death of innocent Bishwajit shocked us all. Both Awami League and BNP have to bear the responsibility of Bishwajit killing. It is high time we created congenial democratic culture among all the political parties by uprooting the politics of criminalisation.

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