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TE LAWRENCE observed: ‘Every orchard fit to rob must have high walls....’ I mention this by way of introducing the subject of insecurity in Bangladesh. The murder of a journalist couple has gripped the imagination of the elite who are raising and fortifying their high walls. But don’t they know that security is a public good: it is either for everyone or for no one. True, one can buy security up to an extent (which is why the poor are the worst victims of lawlessness, but their voices are never heard); but only to an extent. Beyond that, we are equal and equally defenceless.
The main — indeed the sole — cause of lawlessness seems to be our politics. Solitary attempts at security are bound to fail.
Iftekhar Sayeed
Dhaka




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Avoid Pakistan tour, please

THE Bangladesh Cricket Board plans to send the national cricket team to Pakistan for three-match one-day international series. The BCB chief earlier led a nine-member delegation to inspect the security situation in Pakistan... Full story

Security for all

TE LAWRENCE observed: ‘Every orchard fit to rob must have high walls....’ I mention this by way of introducing the subject of insecurity in Bangladesh. The murder of a journalist couple has gripped the imagination of the elite... Full story
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