Si­lenced Be­fore Time

Southasia - - EDITOR’S MAIL -

Re­cent events in­volv­ing the hack­ing to death of blog­gers in Bangladesh is noth­ing short of hor­rific. This just goes to show how crit­i­cal the sit­u­a­tion has be­come in the coun­try and the dire state of the free­dom to ex­press for in­di­vid­u­als and jour­nal­ists alike.

As the writer points out, the Con­sti­tu­tion clearly states that not only are in­di­vid­u­als of the coun­try al­lowed to prac­tice what­ever re­li­gion they please, they are also al­lowed to es­tab­lish and man­age their own re­li­gious in­sti­tu­tions. Since when has hav­ing a dif­fer­ent opin­ion on re­li­gion be­come pun­ish­able by death, that too, a hor­ri­ble one? The gov­ern­ment should take no­tice of these in­ci­dents and take due ac­tion ac­cord­ingly.

Aishah Mehmood

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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