• Saturday, Dec 05, 2020
  • Last Update : 12:18 pm

What caused the Mohammadpur fire?

  • Published at 06:58 pm February 16th, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:01 pm February 16th, 2017
What caused the  Mohammadpur fire?

And another slum goes up in flames.

We have seen this before.

Before the people have even had a chance to fully understand the scope of the devastation of the recent Korail and Sattola fires, another one breaks out in Mohammadpur, burning down at least 150 shanties -- why?

At this point, we do not know who was behind the fire, but, surely, another fire incident so soon is more than just a coincidence.

Slum-dwellers are alleging that the fire was part of a plan to drive them out of the area, and the government would do well to heed these accusations.

It certainly strains credulity to think that the destruction of Korail, Sattola, and Mohammadpur were just accidents.

Right now, questions abound, and hundreds if not thousands of lives are faced with total ruin.

The authorities should treat the matter with the seriousness that it deserves, and operate under the assumption that this was not an accident.

Carelessness or complacency in this investigation is not acceptable.

The government should, without delay, get to the bottom of this incident, find the culprits, and throw the book at them.

Failure to do so may mean these horrific and tragic events will be repeated.

And as always, the victims will be the poor and voiceless, who cannot always seek justice on their own.

We cannot let that happen -- only a full and thorough investigation will put to rest all the questions and suspicions regarding the matter, and prevent such a thing from happening again.

The Bangladeshi people are watching, and we demand answers.

50
50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail