SERMON FOR DEMOCRACY: ITS MEANING AND MOTIVE
ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY
Two great spokesmen of our civil society Professor Rehman Sobhan and Dr. Kamal Hossain are still lamenting for the lost democratic values in Bangladesh. They are pointing out the faults of democratic practice in the last January election and giving sermons on democracy in their speeches and writings. Professor Rehman Sobhan in a recent article in a Dhaka daily emphasized on returning to the old democratic values perhaps the colonial ones.
We, the people of last generation grew up under a shadow of that colonial democracy and that democracy is still the standard bearer to us. Dr. Kamal Hossain also expressed his agitation over the democratic situation and the collapse of the democratic values in Bangladesh and asked the people to assemble at Suhrawardi Udaan on 26th March to demand proper establishment of democracy in the country.
I have grown…
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