THERE is no denial of the fact that three simultaneous bombings took place in three railway stations, namely Dhaka,
The press is trying to blame al-Qaeda right away. Some jihadi literature was found near the blast site. These are facts but how the press or law enforcement authorities came to their conclusion pronto that these bombings are the handiworks of religious zealots is not known. What is the basis for such early conclusion?
Ever since the leaders of the Islamist outfit of JMB were arrested, the incidence of bombings in
The military-backed interim government let the six JMB men walked the gallows not too long ago; however, the Islamists did not retaliate. The intelligence department expected some bombing in the aftermath of the hanging of JMB leaderships. But no such unpropitious incident took place. Consequently, our countrymen collectively heaved a sigh of relief. When the nation was going through a calm period, we heard the May Day bombing in three places.
Immediately, finger was pointed without spending any time towards Islamists having no hard evidence at hand. This is a fact that the culprit put some propaganda material adjacent to the bomb site. The crux of the matter is who planted the bomb? I am not convinced that Islamists struck this time. Could it be a copy cat bombing to divert attention from all the real problems that
In English there is such a term call “red herring.” The term means - something that draws attention away from the central issue.
Anything is possible at this time in
The caretaker government is now in disarray; therefore, the most vocal adviser, Mainul Hosein, said the day that the nation is going through a tough time. This spate of recent bombing will give the authorities a respite and breathing room they badly need.
I am inclined to think that we should not take any news coming out of
Dr. A.H. Jaffor Ullah, a researcher and columnist, writes from