The recent drives of the government against casino business is commendable. However, it is also a worrying symptom of the degeneration that our society has undergone. The widespread and unchecked casino business in our society indicate that not only are we losing our moral values, but a section of our politicians is encouraging this practice.
The arrest of Jubo League leaders and a Dhaka North City Corporation councillor suggest that these businesses have been sheltered by a powerful section of our society. One wonders, why had the law enforcers not been able to sniff the problem earlier? What have been our intelligence agencies doing all this time?
It is high time, the government not only dismantled the casino business, but also the corrupt system that fed on this business.