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‘Extremism could arise in BD for absemce of democracy’

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New York – South Asia specialists in the United States worried about democracy in Bangladesh.
Concerns about democracy in Bangladesh, experts from the concerned South Asian think-tank They said that extremism could arise in the absence of democracy. Besides, the absence of democracy is also being trafficked to millions of people from the country, experts say.Speaking at a seminar titled “Bangladesh Democracy” organized by Archer Blood Center for Democracy at the University of Columbia University’s School of Journalism, on Monday afternoon, experts said.
Spoke on the colour of the Co-operative security expert at the Center for Global New iyarkastha darnara Tracy, New York State Governor’s legal officer Jennifer Prince and Blood Center Director (Program), Imran Ansari.
Michael Koghalman said that due to the questioned elections in Bangladesh, democratic rights are constantly interrupted. The disappearance, murder is increasing day by day. Media freedom is shrinking. Due to the lack of strong opposition, militancy has raised its head. To overcome this situation, the Trump administration will have to be more attentive.
He also said democracy of Bangladesh is facing many problems. According to Freedom House statistics, the situation in Bangladesh is going on deteriorating day by day. Especially lack of critical journalism, censorship on media content, lack of freedom of expression is one of the reasons for this decline.
Kogalman believes that the United States can help establish Bangladesh’s democracy. But the current US government is less interested in establishing Bangladesh’s democracy, he said. To put pressure on the government, the senior officials of Bangladesh should impose restrictions on the travel of the United States government to ban non-resident Bangladeshi money in the country.
The United Nations has not done so much in the transition to Bangladesh’s democracy, he said.
Olivia Enos told the Rohingya crisis that the world can not ignore the human rights of hundreds of thousands of people due to the involvement of few people. It should be remembered that since 1982, the citizenship of this group has been taken away.
He also said that the ‘Safe Zone’ declared by Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina could not be reasonably possible to resolve the Rohingya crisis. He advised the Bangladesh government to remain vigilant on the issue of extremism and said that there should be no reason why extremists cannot rise above the scope of humanity in Border.
Tracy Darnar said while highlighting the terrible aspects of Bangladesh’s economy, in the last 12 years, 61 billion dollars have been trafficked from Bangladesh. But government initiatives are rarely targeted to prevent trafficking.
In a statistic, he said that the trial of trafficking of 214 money was postponed. 4 of the five cases were convicted in 2015. He also said that since the year 2016, the funding of extremist funding has increased. Only two were convicted of 23 incidents of extremist funding.
In the welcome speech, Imran Ansari highlighted the data based on three ongoing problems in the country, saying, “We are talking about democracy of Bangladesh at the time when the democracy was strained by the emergence of moderate democracy.” 400 people were killed in connection with the 2014 election. Which was unprecedented in the history of Bangladesh.
He also said economic crisis has become the most serious security risk factor, with the rise of extremist politics in the absence of competitive politics.
The students of Columbia University and various level leaders of the Bangladeshi community were present at the program. – Mahfuz Adnan

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