41 Years of Democracy or 41 Years of PORIBAR TONTRO?
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence, December 16, 1971. Thus began our democracy, which should gives each one of us the right to choose our public officials. Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities that we have as citizens. It is a right that many of our loved one had to give their lives for. It is right that many people around the world are deprived of. But sadly our democracy is hijacked by few families and in the name of democracy they are running PORIBAR TONTRO.
The history of our country is a history that can’t be found on any other country. Bangladesh is the only country in the Earth was born in world map based on Glorious Language Movement of 1952 culminating in the bloody birth of our nation in 1971. Based on the movement of 1952, February 21 is observed around the world as International Mother Language Day in memory of the students in Bangladesh who gave their lives on the day in 1952 for the right to keep their mother tongue Bangla, as a state language. Bangladesh is the 3rd largest populated Muslim country in the world. Its language “Bangla” is the 6th most widely spoken language in the world, and Bangla is expected to become one of the official languages of the United Nation.
We have evolved, innovated, and overcome the major challenges in history. Our genius throughout has been its ability to renew our promise to provide citizens the opportunity for a better life – and though our own history isn’t perfect, the mission of every citizen should be to make that promise a reality. In this big picture we are the small drop of blood, and with all of your help we shell rise to true democracy for which our loved one gave their blood and lives.
Yes, our road is longer—but we travel it together. We don’t turn back from those who are incapable. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up. That is the value we must share as a citizen. I believe we are all in it together is far better philosophy than you on your own. To become all that they are capable of being and to contribute fully to building a better and stronger Bangladesh. This is not mere injustice; it is detrimental to our nation. It deprives Bangladesh as a nation of a full measure of the industrious perseverance, technological ingenuity, and job creating entrepreneurship. In our Quest for Equality and Justice, their deaths must not be in vain. Therefore, to passionately champion our civil rights is a patriotic duty that we all must bear.
Bangladeshi have long endured an ignominious history of suffering and discrimination from February 1952 and December 1971. As a result, Bangladeshi has been denied the same equal opportunity that the richer and corrupt politician enjoy, if we don’t put citizens civil rights issues front, center and foremost in our political processes then who will? Even setting aside the compelling patriotic duty, there remains our moral duty to future generations. The ONLY way we can unshackle our children and grandchildren for this grievous history of injustice is to use our bloc movement to actively support those politicians willing to redress these issues, and to defeat those who (through action or inaction) choose to continue the oppression. It is a NECESSARY thing to do, the right thing to do, and it is the patriotic thing to do.
The best way we can join hands to serve our community, and fulfill our moral obligation and civic duty to help build a better nation, is to champion an end to discrimination so that ALL people can have an equal opportunity to attain the Dream. At the end of this Civil Rights Rainbow, is a better, more abundant Bangladesh for all.
Please do your part NOW for the citizens of Bangladesh for their Civil rights Movement. We stand on the shoulders of those giants who made Bangladesh better from East Pakistan, ONE issue at a time and it is our time to liberate once again from corrupt PORIBAR TONTRO politicians.
We believe that it is only by organizing ourselves into a cohesive group that we will become a force to be reckoned with. It is through political empowerment that our voices will be heard and respected. We urge you all to join us and give them a voice to those who doesn’t and can’t raise their. If WE want to harvest the fruits of your labor, WE must plant the seedling today. And If WE want financial security and equality, WE must invest in POLITICAL POWER now!
Together we are strong; our voice will be loud and proud, and together we can make it better Bangladesh.
Long live Bangladesh.