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A terror-free Bangladesh

  • Published at 08:51 pm December 27th, 2016
  • Last updated at 06:29 pm January 2nd, 2017
A terror-free Bangladesh

The year 2017 is almost here, and with it comes hope for a Bangladesh that is well and truly free of terror.

The case of Jebunnahar, the country’s first female suicide bomber, is only the latest reminder for us that terror did not end with the incident at Holey Artisan Bakery in July.

To that end, the government’s effective response in tackling terrorism has been reassuring. The multiple successful raids carried out across the country this year have gone a long way towards making the citizenry feel safe.

Starting with the Kallayanpur raids to the Narayanganj bust earlier this year, and with this recent raid of an Ashkona terrorist den on December 24, the law enforcement has done its job in keeping the nation secure.

However, the job does not end there.

The next few days are going to be crucial for our law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

With New Year’s Eve only couple of days away, it is natural to suspect that terrorists would see this as an opportunity to wreak havoc over the denizens of the country’s capital city.

The government has shown that it is equal to the challenge so far, and we are confident that they have matters well under control as far as the next few days are concerned.

This year has been particularly grueling for us, and the country is eagerly looking forward to the coming year being free of terror. But for that we need to come together as a nation, simply relying on the government to do its part will not do.

The new year is almost upon us. Our law enforcers are doing their job. Let’s do our part to keep Bangladesh terror-free.