An End­less Cy­cle of Vi­o­lence

Southasia - - EDITOR’S MAIL - Noor-un-Nabi Dhaka, Bangladesh

One state­ment from the ar­ti­cle, ‘Merry Go Round’, per­fectly sums up the sen­ti­ment many mem­bers from the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity as well as from within Bangladesh it­self have of its po­lit­i­cal af­fairs; that pol­i­tics in Bangladesh is not for the faint of heart. The con­stant tug of war be­tween the two ma­tri­archs, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, has ex­hausted the coun­try mon­e­tar­ily as well as re­sulted in hun­dreds of peo­ple los­ing their lives to ri­ots break­ing out across the na­tion.

It hurts to think of how a great num­ber of years that could have been spent fo­cus­ing on the de­vel­op­ment of ma­jor sec­tors of the econ­omy were in­stead wasted at the hands of two po­lit­i­cal foes who just can­not see much be­yond their own egos. If what the au­thor says about the U.S be­ing able to in­cen­tivize Sheikh Hasina into bro­ker­ing a deal with Khaleda Zia is true, then per­haps this is the only hope the Bangladeshis have of any peace.

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