Only laws cannot protect rivers | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 29, 2019

Only laws cannot protect rivers

Bangladesh is a country of a hundred rivers. But these rivers, the lifeline of the nation, are under huge threat. A lack of awareness amongst the general populace who willfully and callously dump waste in the rivers end up choking the rivers. The High Court has imposed some laws to prevent this which haven't been fruitful yet. However, laws alone cannot protect the rivers. People have to take responsibility for their actions too. Laws should also be strictly imposed on unscrupulous people and business polluting the rivers. If dumping waste in the rivers is not stopped immediately, our deliberate and destructive actions will put the lives of future generations at great risk.

 

Mohib Billah

Islamic University

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