Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Don't give me equal protest rule argument, its mute for the Bangladeshi context. Figure out other means of protest. We have done this same hartal,gerou thing for way too long. Its past getting old. Be creative! Leave our streets alone. Its belongs to all people in Bangladesh not only the activists.
Today's post is going to take a closer look at this mess and try to make some sense of it all.
Why are activists surrounding the EC? They are mad cause the man in charge just sucks. So Why does he not resign? Well lets just put it this way-he is too stubborn and stupid to realize what he is doing to his country. He has no vision and lacks sympathy for the continuity of the institution that he works for. Same goes for that judge who does not make any public statements about whether he will stay or go if BNP makes him chief when the Caretaker governments takes control.
Historically, the significance of the election commission has been at the whim of the one in power. The institution was enacted since the constitution but was not allowed to function because the formers leaders of the country was basically power grabbers. Yes, including the co-fathers of the nation; Mr Mujib(the father of the nation depending on whom you talk to) and Mr Zia(the other father commander-in-chief depending on whom you talk to here as well). They saw little use of an independent place where everyone is registered and verified and voted their opinion come election time. This is a human instinct to hoard power once in charge and by this measure none of the preceding people who came to power measured up. For that matter the people in power now are doing a piss poor job of strengthening an institution(EC) at the crux of any democracy .
By the way what is democracy-”Will of the people”- well will of the people this week is to march in the streets, how exactly is that serving the working man and woman who drives our economy? ‘It’s the economy stupid’, here I quote former U.S. President Bill Clinton slogan directly from his first presidential campaign. He is a smart man so why are we in Bangladesh trying to reinvent the wheel? Do we not think it’s the economy that will provide for us and our children? What is the point of paralyzing communication network, surrounding office buildings and parading on our arterial streets that keep our economy running smoothly? Where is the common sense of our political elite gone? We in changebangladesh want to know, when will it be back? Do you need help political leaders, do you need to talk? Talk to the people whom you are serving,talk amongst each other, figure it out. The streets are not yours alone. Be responsible and have some common sense. It’s the economy stupid!
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Sunday, June 18, 2006
Dogs, cats move freely in pediatric ward in Kishoreganj Sadar Adhunik Hospital: Sick babies share beds
KishoreganjA baby admitted to Kishoreganj Sadar Adhunik Hospital for treatment of pneumonia is now attacked with diarrhoea also.
Three-month old Asadullah was admitted to the pediatric ward on June 12. The kid was shifted to diarrhoea ward before pneumonia was treated.
"My son was attacked with diarrhoea because of the filthy atmosphere there (pediatric ward)", his father Misir Uddin claimed while talking to this correspondent during a visit to the hospital on Friday.
"Even dogs and cats move freely there", he alleged. The room is dirty and disease-carrying flies and insects are all around. There is stinky smell as the floor is not cleaned regularly, he alleged. "Now my son is fighting for life", he said.
This correspondent also found a dog roaming in a room in the ward.
Sick babies were seen sharing beds in the pediatric ward. Salma Begum, mother of 10-month old pneumonia patient Roman said, "I admitted my baby to the ward for treatment of pneumonia. She has been kept on a bed along with two others, she said.
Diseases spread from one baby to another as they lie on the same bed, another mother, Salma, alleged Shamsunnaher, mother of two-year-old Junayed was seen helping her son inhale oxygen from an oxygen cylinder, which should be operated by a trained nurse.
No nurse or doctor was found in the ward from 12 noon to 1:30 pm on Friday.
A total of 53 babies were seen on 22 beds in the pediatric ward.
When contacted, Civil Surgeon (CS) Saij Uddin said babies share beds because of lack of beds. Asked about allegation of unhygienic condition, he said he will look into the matter and take steps immediately.
There has been a rush of pneumonia patients in the hospital as the disease spread in the district in last two weeks. It killed two babies and attacked over 500 during the period, sources at the Sadar hospital said.
The dead are Diba, 7, of Binnati area of Kishoreganj Sadar upazila and a three-day old unidentified baby from Choddosota area of the upazila.
A dog moving freely in the pediatric ward in Kishoreganj Sadar Ahdunik Hospital. PHOTO: STAR
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
What Victory sign is this?
Whose Victory was that?
Who are his bosses that he is showing the Victory sign to ?
Who won from this Victory of this Young Man? Surely not any living Bangladeshi.
DHAKA (Reuters) - Opposition activists fought pitched battles with police in the Bangladesh capital on Wednesday on the second day of a two-day strike to press for electoral reforms.
Police used batons and fired teargas shells to disperse activists in the city's Mahakhali and Mirpur areas, witnesses said. At least one car was set ablaze.
An opposition alliance led by the Awami League called the strike to try to force the government to accept demands for electoral reform ahead of next January's parliamentary election.
The demands include the removal of the election commissioner and an opposition say in the caretaker administration to be appointed to run the country ahead of the polls.
"We are agitating to assert our democratic rights. But the government shows no tolerance because it is an autocratic regime," said Tofayel Ahmed, a former minister and senior Awami leader.
More than 100 people were injured on the first day of the strike in clashes between activists and police. Seven vehicles including a police car were burned and about 50 other vehicles were damaged in the capital and elsewhere, police and witnesses said.
On Tuesday police detained about 200 activists, including women, across the country. They would be prosecuted for "attacking police, damaging public property and creating anarchy", police said.
The Question lies what are they getting out of it ? the Property and Cars and Publics belongings which are set ablaze and broken in to pieces who will pay for that?
Can we get this money from Mercantile Bank as Mr Jaheel (Jalil) the owner will pay
Can we get this money from the swiss account of Sheikh Hasina ?
Can we get this money from the Foreign account of the AWL Bank account ?
Whats the address to send the invoice of the damages being done ?
When BNP was in opposition they did the samething and now as AWL is in opposition they are doing the same thing?
DO they really care about us ? Do these two parties with their allies and chamchas really feel 1% for the country?
Sheihk Hasina's son and daughter live in USA all MP ministers sons and daughters stay abroad
in foreign country for education or better life .BNP Tareq Zia ride in the new series Mercedes and his daughters and families are in the security of Army what about the common people? You and me ?
Is there any one thinking about us the poor ones?
Is there a need for the emergence of the third force?
Lets make a movement against Hartal no matter who is in oppostion this strategy has to stop this won't work. We want Peace and harmony we want to live are we asking too much from these two uneducated ladies?
Feel free give your comments.