Published:  12:00 AM, 12 February 2017

Thoughts on political vices and gambits

Thoughts on political vices and gambits Pora Mritodeher Rajneeti O Somoyer Golpo Publisher - Anindya Prokash in February 2017

Sabbir Khan's latest book appears to be hot and steamy like cakes just out of the oven having been published in February 2017. The title of the book is Pora Mritodeher Rajneeti O Somoyer Golpo. This book contains over thirty well-written articles published by different newspapers, both in printed and online versions.

 All these articles broadly refer to a broad spectrum of issues linked with our political phenomenon. These write-ups of the book have precisely bridged up the past of Bangladesh politics with the ongoing political perspectives of the country. One thing strikingly catches the eyes of readers which is the author's firm support for the spirit and values with which the Liberation War of 1971 was fought.

Sabbir Khan's honor for the principles of Bangladesh's independence and sovereignty is really admirable, to remark on the basis of the points elaborated by the author in Pora Mritodeher Rajneeti O Somoyer Golpo.

 The title of the book is very conspicuous too which speaks of prevailing political issues and allusions about using burnt corpses as political instruments by subversive quarters make it clear that the author intends to express his thoughts on political vices and gambits.

The dimension of the authorial entity of Sabbir Khan deserves applause for the fact that he did not try to sound diplomatic in his articles illustrated in this book. His love for the country's secular standpoint and his resentment towards the anti-liberation groups of the country has been categorically and sharply presented in this book.

 The dark patches of time that Bangladesh had to go through following the assassination of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman have been very movingly described through Sabbir Khan's write-ups. The military governments that obstructed the democratic progress of the country also have been touched upon by the author.

Sabbir Khan's unwavering call to the people of the country to abandon Jamaat-E-Islami is a demand of the present time. Jamaat-E-Islami clearly opposed the independence of Bangladesh during the Liberation War of 1971. Leaders and activists of this party also killed lots of intellectuals and patriots of the country during 1971 which were later on proven through inquiries.

Several leaders of Jamaat-E-Islami during last few years have been executed for committing heinous crimes against humanity and for collaborating with the Pakistan army for conducting genocides against our country's civilians while the Liberation War was going on. So, Jamaat-E-Islami with these hideous, deadly criminal records does not deserve to function as a political party in our country. But still we can see this party is doing politics in Bangladesh.

 Not only that, some branded war criminals of this party were also made ministers by the former BNP government which mocked at the nation's pro-independence sentiments. Jamaat-E-Islami still does not believe in the core values of Bangladesh. Therefore, keeping this party active in our country's politics would be troublesome and it also poses a threat to the country's law and order situation.

A radical, fanatic and fundamentalist political front like Jamaat-E-Islami puts up a severe peril for the country's stability. Jamaat-E-Islami with political backup from BNP tried to hinder the war crimes tribunal and they also appointed foreign lobbyists for this purpose, as narrated in this book.

The violence, atrocities and civic offences carried out by BNP and Jamaat-E-Islami during 2013 and 2014 have been also condemned heavily by Sabbir Khan in this book. Bangladesh suffered immensely tempestuous times during the so-called showdowns by BNP and Jamaat-E-Islami during last couple of years.

Thousands of vehicles were burnt by workers of BNP and Jamaat-E-Islami through those offensive activities. Lots of innocent people were also killed by these parties while they conducted their blood-spilling murderous actions to spoil the image of Bangladesh.

Killing ordinary citizens to gain political momentum is an evil and vicious activity which only anti-liberation forces can do. Political organizations who don't love Bangladesh and who cannot tolerate the country's prosperity are always making diabolic stratagems to push the country back to medieval ages, Sabbir Khan asserted in this book.

Moreover, Sabbir Khan blamed Jamaat-E-Islami for the growth of militancy in Bangladesh. Therefore, the government should remain highly vigilant about the tricks and humbugs of parties who capitalize on religious affairs for playing political foul games.

Sabbir Khan focused on the internal divides within the leftist political parties of Bangladesh which have facilitated the rise of radical outfits under cover of religious banners.

The socialist political fronts of the country would have done better for the country's political soundness if they could preserve a united platform. But unfortunately the leaders and workers believing in the socialist ideology could not keep themselves consolidated whereas political unity is one of the most vital things to drive the nation forward.

 Sabbir Khan's ideas as reflected in this book unveil the fact that all political parties of Bangladesh should pack hands to work together to further develop the country and to propel the nation towards a beautiful, secure and prosperous future.

To introduce the author of the book to the readers, Sabbir Khan is one of the eminent columnists of Bangladesh. He has been for a long time involved in different Bengali and English newspapers like The Asian Age, Ittefaq, Daily Observer, Kaler Kontho etc. He is also a dynamic author contributing political essays for online news portals.

He writes articles for reputed international newspapers like Huffington Post and Ananda Bazar as well. At the same time, he is a member of The Foreign Press Association of Sweden. He was born in 1966. He hails from Gopalganj.

The reviewer is a literary critic writes for
The Asian Age

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