A stigma on AL's face
Inter and Intra-party clashes and political killings are so rampant and common in our country that we are fairly accustomed to hearing such news off and on with incurious nonchalance. But the fashion in which the Upazila Chairman of Boraigram in Natore was beaten to death in broad daylight on the national highway is simply awful and stunning. It is alleged that a group of Awami League (AL) activists equipped with firearms and other lethal weapons swooped on the peaceful BNP procession led by Upazila Chairman Sanaullah Noor Babu, also the president of the local BNP unit, and beat him indiscriminately without any provocation. Babu was profusely bleeding and lying unconscious on the road for almost an hour, while the hooligans and the police were watching, possibly enjoying the whole situation. Thus the rowdy ruling party activists murdered an elected representative of the people in the most ignominious and barbarous way.
This shocking incident is indicative of the deep polarisation of our politics along partisan line. This extreme partisan approach to politics is bound to damage the future of democracy in our country. The irresponsible and arrogant AL activists are perhaps not aware of the great harm they have caused to their party by involving themselves in such a tragic, abominable and inhuman act. They should know that the peace-loving common people of Bangladesh always hate such criminal activities from the core of their hearts.
Boraigram tragedy will remain in history as an inerasable stigma on AL's face.