Four days into the murder of publisher Dipan, his father Prof Abul Quasem Fazlul Huq says he feels insecure as he had felt during the nine months of Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War.
Emboldened by the government's lack of action, the extremists will eventually expand their attacks on liberals, politicians, journalists, writers and anyone who disagrees with their views and approach.
Should we call them unthinking or distasteful or outcome of politics overpowering ethics, tastes and values? Yes, we are talking about what the politicians and ministers are saying about the recent attacks on publishers and freethinkers.
Blogger Tareq Rahim, who was shot and hacked at Shuddhoswar Prokashani office in Lalmatia on Saturday, is still not out of danger while the conditions of Shuddhoswar's Ahmedur Rashid Tutul and another Ranadipam Basu have slightly improved.
A court in Sylhet adjourns the hearing of blogger Ananta Dash murder case till November 4 as docket of the case is yet to reach Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Court from the Session Judge Court.