Letters to the Editor | Page 3 | The Daily Star
  • Extrajudicial killing at its highest ever

    According to human rights group Ain O Salish Kendra, last year witnessed the highest number of extrajudicial killings recorded in our country's history. Other serious human rights abuses such as enforced disappearances also continued throughout 2018.

  • Number of taxpayers needs to be increased

    The Daily Star carried a news report on January 8 titled “New finance minister sets sights on boosting revenue.” The goal set by the new

  • Parliament taken over by businessmen

    Levitksy and Ziblatt, professor of politics at Harvard University, commented how a businessman, Donald Trump, took over the presidentship of the United States of American which is a concerning sign of authoritarianism. However, the fact of the matter is that this has now become a worldwide phenomenon. And Bangladesh is also experiencing the same situation.

  • A moment of introspection

    It was early in the morning. I was in a bit of a rush to catch my university-bound bus. I suddenly noticed a man, likely in his mid-

  • Free footpaths from hawkers

    Most of the roads of Dhaka city were hawker-free for some days in the run up to—and in the aftermath of—the election. But now it's back to square one. Once again, hawkers have occupied sidewalks in numerous areas of the city. While the authorities have repeatedly conducted eviction moves, they haven't been successful. It is

  • Dhaka's unbearable air pollution

    With the arrival of winter, the level of air pollution has sharply risen in Dhaka city. The city has been engulfed with toxic air, smog and dust, causing severe discomfort for people and increasing chances of various forms of illnesses.

  • We need a pluralistic society

    It is said that violence is part and parcel of the sub-continental politics. Numerous historical events over hundreds of years in this region

  • Remove election posters and banners

    Even though social media is said to have played an important role in influencing voters in this election, politicians still used many

  • An election that failed to fulfil expectations

    On December 30, 2018 I was peacefully able to exercise my right to vote early on the day. However, everything started to go wrong after that.

  • Demand justice for rape victims

    Setting the credibility and transparency issues of the recent elections aside, one incident that occurred in relation to it which is completely unacceptable was the rape of a woman who is also the mother of four children.