'Polarised politics gives way to terrorism'
Polarised politics gives way to terrorism, which cannot be contained successfully unless true democracy is established in a country, speakers said at a book launching ceremony yesterday.
They called upon the government to be more creative and intelligent in taking strategy to cope with terrorism and called for forging a united effort involving NGOs and other government law enforcing agencies in containing terrorism.
“From the perspective of Bangladesh, if you have polarisation in politics it creates way for the perpetrators to carry out terrorist activities,” said Prof Imtiaz Ahmed at the launching of the book titled 'Terrorism in the 21st century: Perspectives from Bangladesh' at Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) yesterday.
Prof Imtiaz Ahmed edited the book that has seven chapters authored by six writers -- Imtiaz Ahmed, Abul Kalam Azad, Lailufar Yasmin, ATM Amin, Shahedul Anam Khan and ABM Ziaur Rahman.
The programme was organised by BEI.
The speakers also said investment should be made on human rights issues to check state terrorism.
“We must, indeed, take a holistic approach in checking terrorism. Civil society in South Asia can help a lot in containing terrorism,” said Communications Adviser Major General (Retd) Ghulam Quader in his speech as the chief guest.
Prof Amena Mohosin also spoke at the programme moderated by BEI President Farooq Sobhan.