I always read Mr. Mahfuz Anam's analysis with keen interest as I feel that whatever issues he deals with, he is outspoken, courageous and writes out of a deep love for the country.
When Sheikh Hasina herself declared the CTG of 1/11 led by Fakhruddin Ahmed “an outcome of the AL-led alliance's movement” and also declared that if voted to power, her party would legitimise the CTG as it “earned the confidence and appreciation of the people,” why is her government out to punish an editor who is a freedom fighter and a courageous journalist? Is it just because he published news supplied by DGFI without verifying it independently? In my view, Mr. Mahfuz Anam was brave enough to admit his mistake and this should be a lesson to all other editors and journalists.
My question to the government is this: Why not blame the DGFI personnel who supplied all these information and other editors who printed the same news? Also, I wonder if there was any other option for them than publishing the news supplied by DGFI.
I earnestly request the 'over-enthusiast' ruling party men to come to their senses and not try to tarnish the image of a reputed editor. Please don't think that you are the only ones who love the country.
A volunteer of OXFAM in UK