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Don't let abductions become normalised

There have been many cases of abduction in the past years and incidents of abduction has even led to a number of deaths. People are now well aware of how common it has become and are fearful of the moral degradation that has led to its rise.

Abducting someone takes a lot of audacity on part of the perpetrators. And the fact that there are groups out there who repeatedly abduct people for ransom or for other reasons is not a good sign.

Such audacity has gradually been allowed to establish itself as rarely have we seen the culprits get brought to book. Until and unless these miscreants are apprehended and punished exemplarily, abductions will continue unabated.

Another even more horrific practice we have seen lately is the increasing number of cases where women and girls are being abducted and raped. Our law enforcing agencies as well as the government and society as a whole must take this seriously. Those who commit such heinous crimes must not be allowed to get away with them, no matter who they are.

Shakil Ahmed

Department of Accounting & Information Systems

University of Dhaka

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