IF YOU HAVE THE WILL YOU HAVE THE WAY
A plan of the fanatics failed because of prompt action of police. A group called "Aamra Dhakabashi" (We the Dhakaites) planned to capture the complex of the Ahmadya sect of muslim in their bid to declare them non-muslim.
A Dhaka court sent Aamra Dhakabashi President Shamsul Huq, Secretary General Jamal Nasser Chowdhury and key leaders Abdul Kader and Sharafat Ali to jail yesterday. Police drove a group of bigots away, who tried to gather at Islambagh Jam-e-Mosque, Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque and Boro Katara Madrasa before the Juma prayers.
The group reacted by declaring a hartal (general strike) on September 2, 2004. This is another learning lesson for Awami Lwague that their prime weapon hartal is being used by every insignificant other also and diminishing its potential as a strong movement into a farce. Now what Awami League would do? Resist "Amra Dhakabashi"'s hartal?
The government this time has dutifully resisted an attack on the basic human rights of a minority group. However, this shows that if they acted this way before, fanatics like these would never had a chance to destabilize the peace and prosperity of the country.