The United Stated of America is flexing its military mussels soon after the World War 2 and there were many countries in which the USA intervened in illegally in the name of national security. The latest one was in Syria where the USA filed a total of 59 cruse missile breaching international law. And the USA did it once again in the name of its national security.
The USA did not wait for a proper investigation into the alleged chemical attack and putting all the allegations on the Assad regime, the USA launched surprise attack on a military installment in Syria. There is the supreme body, United Nations Security Council, which is supposed to do everything if Assad Government does anything at all. But USA did not care about it.
In the South Asian region, Pakistan and India test missiles at their will, but we have never seen the USA to rebuke them for their missile tests. When North Korea tests missiles, USA becomes aware of it and it feels insecurity. USA has intervened in many countries only to show its power and it is behind many killing many lives. Now the USA should stop killing innocent people in the name of its national security.
North Korea know well about the invading mentality of USA and for this reason. The country has became more alert about USA. If USA keeps doing provocative actions, North Korea should not sit idle.
China is not supporting North Korea nowadays after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meeting with US President Donald Trump in USA recently. Right now China and Russia should help North Korea to kick off USA.
The Dhaka south city corporation has served a public notice to ban vendors sitting on the footpath in the city. The Bangladesh Communist Party affiliated vendors’ association Bangladesh Hawkers Union welcomed the decision but demanded that they would need a permanent place for doing business.
Dhaka south city corporation mayor recently Sayeed Khokon in a speech said that he would seek support from the law enforcement agency to free the footpath. But will the government be able to resist the hawkers from sitting on the footpath? I think No. it won’t.
Why will a mayor have to seek support from the law enforcement agency to free the footpath? Hawkers have long been doing business, sitting illegally on the footpath at the very nose of the police personnel. The police’s primary task is to stop any illegal work, and they are patrolling the street for 24 hours. Instead of stopping the sitting of the vendors on the footpath, police are reportedly giving them the scope of sitting on the footpath, obstructing footpaths. It has been reported countless times in the media that police take money from hawkers’ everyday to allow them to sit on the footpath. If police, whose main task is to keep the walkway free, let vendors sit on the footpath, then who will resist them?
Not only the police, ruling party’s local leaders take money from hawkers to let them sit even in the busiest streets in Motijheel and Gulistan area in exchange of money. Hawkers keep on giving money to local cadres to get free footpaths. If political leaders sincerely make promise to save footpaths from the hands of the illegal occupation, then it is possible for the common people to walk on the footpath. Otherwise, it is not possible to free the footpath from the clutches of grabbers. To make it happen, political commitment is a must.
The city corporation officials are supposed to monitor city roads and streets on a regular basis to make it a successful one. But apparently, they seldom make enquires of the conditions of the streets and footpath. More surprisingly, some officials are involved in taking bribes from the venders to allow them to occupy footpaths of the city. Even the city corporation officials reportedly take money from vendors on monthly basis.
The hawkers of the city always say that they do not want to sit on the footpath to sell product if they were given space in markets. It is right that if they got space in a market why they sit on the footpath. The government had outlined holiday markets for the rehabilitation of the hawkers in the city but no one knows when it will come true.
I’d just sat for class five final examination and I was going to Khulna with my family members-mother and two more brothers. My father was transferred to Khulna few months back. We were on a mail train and it took five hours to reach Khulna from Ishwardi. The train was packed with passengers. It was evening when we reached Jessore station. All of a sudden my eyes fall on a girl in the compartment who looked same age.
She was looking from the window of the train. The outside of the train is dark and on a regular interval the light was seen from distant. Some hair of the girl were flying in the breeze. I thought I should talk to her. Then I retreat thinking that she might have take objection. I stand up and walk a few steps in front of her and I came back and sat on my sit again. I could not utter a single word.
She is intelligent enough to understand that I wanted to talk to her but I couldn’t.
“What is your name?”, she asked.
“I am Mithu”, I told her