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16 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM

Social unity against terrorism

The prime minister has said that these criminals have no religion, terrorism is their religion
Dr. Mohammed Asaduzzaman Chowdhury
Social unity against terrorism

People's thinking space is getting quite parochial. Everyone should work on improving their thought process but nobody has time to go deep into it. For example, currently the most discussed topic is militancy. Various types of complex thinking and ideas are seeking ways to solve the problem of militancy. One kind of problem is to solve the issue in terms of reality. Traditional thinking can be taken into consideration to solve the problem in another way.

Recently we can take the example of Holy Artisan bakery incident into consideration. Suppose, an educated young man, I am talking about educated young people reading heavyweight books. But I'm not talking about self-taught young people. If the young man was self-taught with traditional education, he would have thought of many things before engaging in militancy. Suppose, if the young man had a mother, father, little brother and sister, what would have been the matter? We are failing to create that place in the youth. Families of the Holy Artisans terrorists who died, their parents did not come forward to identify them. They did not accept the dead bodies. They did not even meet at the time of burying. There are other aspects of the incident. And if we can keep young people in mind, then it is possible to solve the problem. Now the identity of militant families has become clear to all the people in Bangladesh. Therefore, if we analyse what has happened to them, then we will see that the marriage of the militants has stopped. The reason is that there is no one interested to build a relationship with the militant sister or her family.

Even if the sister is good-natured, everyone will turn away. That means that the sister who dreamed of building a gold family in the future will never again have a family in reality. The younger brother may have been preparing himself for an expected government job.

But any government or non-government organisation is highly unwilling to recruit that brother of the militant. Reality indicates that they will be deprived of jobs. To live in society, they have to maintain good relations with neighbours and other relatives. Will neighbours or relatives be able to have relationships with the militant families? The reality cannot be. I assume that everyone in the family is innocent. Yet, when they will go on the road and in need of urgency, everyone will see their suspicion.

Brothers and sisters abroad may have thought of higher education. But will the foreign countries allow the militant's brother to enter abroad? The hard truth will prevail. And will the family be able to live up to the height of the society? It means that the so-called educated young man did not even think about the conundrums of his family by being caught in the trap of confusion. If he had thought about the repercussions, he would never have associated himself with militants. It is our firm belief. What does that mean? - He ended himself and dragged the family along. Therefore, as a conscious person in society, we have to take responsibility for understanding these issues of the young people as no religion speaks of militancy, terrorism. The prime minister has said that they have no religion, terrorism is their religion.

Terrorism has taken place in many countries including America, England, France but the people of that country have not been aware of militancy. But the people of Bangladesh who have grown up in the culture of affinity and hospitality have become concerned against militants; it is really a matter of our pride. As a matter of fact, the Bengalis are not in the habit of tolerating injustice and crime and giving up hope. In this unified protest against terrorists, domestic and foreign conspirators have not only been amazed, they have become inspired. That is our achievement.

The militants killed people of different religions. Actually they did not have any religion. But they took refuge in a religion by pretention. When a child is born, the innocent child does not know that he was born in a family of a particular religion. God has determined everything. Whatever the Creator does, it is for the good. People of all religions believe in this statement passionately. As a result, a child is brought up with the values of his/her father-grandfather’s religion. If the militants kill the people of another religion based on false assumption, they fall into the stage of lawlessness. As a result, the people who believe in religion, they do not have the intension of attacking other people. That is why we can refer to a speech of Bangabandhu. He said that secularism is to respect religion of each other.

Every person will obey his own religion and respect the others. That is to be truly religious. Henceforth, everyone is safe from the real religious people.

The writer is an educationist



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