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.
Wife of Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy accuses four anonymous assailants for the brutal killing of the blogger at their house in East Goran. Cops have yet to arrest anyone in this connection.
Ansar-Al-Islam, Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent, claims responsibility for the killing of blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay terming him an enemy of Allah.
Yet another online activist is stabbed to death by unknown assailants at his East Goran residence in Dhaka.
THE serial killing of bloggers in Bangladesh, with little development as far as catching and punishing the assassins are concerned, has compelled the Human Rights Forum (Bangladesh) to call upon the government to provide protection to online writers/activists, many of them still on the hit-list of religious extremists.
It is hard to believe that a group of writers are in mortal danger in the country now just for expressing their opinions. But that’s the truth.
If one analyses why criminality and corruption are so pervasive in the society, the first and foremost answer would be the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators.
Social networking platforms Facebook, Twitter witness users exchange ideas of resisting harassment to women as protests against the Pahela Baishakh assault continue.