We have our differences on just about everything but we are coming together like different parts of a body wants to come together. The massacre of our loved ones in Peelkhana could not truly unite us all in the same way as the murder of Sagor and Runi did. TV footage moved hearts of stone in every family in Bangladesh. Parents looked over their sleeping children thinking about the trauma that must be going through Megh’s mind. There is not a single family who is not disgusted by what happened in Dhaka last week.
There is a silent revolution running deep inside our minds and souls. People are watching, crying, suffocating, questioning, thinking about themselves, their society, their children, their lives, and the lives of those who are going to suffer at the hands of yet another unknown murderer waiting to strike today, tomorrow or next week. A dark gloom is hanging over our heads as we stand guilty of being incompetent to protect our society from murderers.
A mother may loose her only child to a careless truck driver who will run over the little kid, bribe the traffic and change his driver’s license. There will be ugly pictures in the media of a kid’s smashed skull but there will not be any effort to fix the problem of corruption. Murders, thefts, corruptions and every other vice gets away under our nose. We stand and watch hoping for a miracle from the sky to hit us with a Messiah or an Angel. Rubbish!! We are the people who allowed humans to take the shape of gods so much so that we fear humans more than our God.
The son of a wealthy magnate was able to shift the accusation of murder to another person by bribing none other than the Home Minister. Murderers who were otherwise convicted and sent to jail received presidential pardon, thanks to their political leanings and connections. An MP can magically transform himself from a murder suspect to a murder witness because of his power. Police can do as they please to the illiterate class of taxi drivers, who are thought to be less than citizens. Rickshaw pullers are held at par with dogs and cats. Traffic police would not beat a dog on the road like he beats a poor rickshaw puller.
Who pays for these corrupt officers’ salaries, perks and benefits? We do, the tax payers. Who makes profits for the industrialists profits and luxury cars? We do, whenever we consume their products we make profit for them. Who pays for the courts, buildings and administration facilities? We do, through our taxes, VAT and excise duties. Who gets whipped in the arse? We do. For being bloody docile, incompetent, cowardly, silent, stupid fools, for being compliant law abiding citizens.
We allowed these criminals to steal from us, to slaughter our brothers and sisters, to murder our children. We allowed them to distort the truth about the murder of Sagor and Runi. Its not unusual to find law enforcers implicate some one else for another’s crime. Today, newspapers reported alarming findings during investigation. At the crime scene everyone had agreed that it was impossible for anyone to enter the house through a small opening in the kitchen window grills. They changed that stand after five days. There was another report hinting at extra-marital affairs. Yet another report suggested that a powerful group was behind the killings and they are well placed to divert the real story from media.
People are uniting silently like never before. We ahve had enough of injustices from criminals as well as law enforcers. We are the silent majority. We are 100% honest, paying all our taxes, obeying the law, educating ourselves and our children. We strive for a better society, better environment and healthcare. We are world citizens, not racists and fascists like bloody politicians. We are looking ahead into the future. We are not stuck in the past. We want to build a brighter future for our children. We want a society where people live in safety and security. We want to stand united for Sagor and Runi and Megh. We want to tell those corrupt politicians and officers “GO TO HELL”, this is our country and we will not put up with their crimes.