Bangladesh had achieved its independence in 1971 with India’s intervention in Pakistan’s civil war.
What is the Present Scenario Now?
The country was earlier known as East Pakistan and violence was common before and after its independence. Bangladesh was originally secular but the violence turned into an Islamic state. With the rise of the Islamist tides, the once peaceful country had become excessively intolerant.
Even though the country was not very liberal, it had always welcomed the people who had a liberal frame of mind. Fundamentalism was forced to rise and both the public and private attitudes have undergone drastic changes. The government is playing on the Islamic card for political purposes and private violence had almost become a norm in the nation.
Why was the Blogger Arrested?
Blogger Asaduazzaman Noor was arrested because he had written blasphemous posts. The blogger is well-known for criticizing the persecution of the Hindus. The blogger was on the run and had been arrested from the airport while he was trying to leave the country.
Which Other People Were Arrested?
The head of an Islamic seminary was arrested on the grounds that he had defamed Islam. The police inspector had explained that Noor was arrested because he had allegedly hurt the religious sentiments by mocking Prophet Mohammad and had made offensive comments against Islam, Prophet Mohammad and the Koran on social media. Noor was sentenced to serve a minimum time period of seven years and a maximum of fourteen years in prison.
Which People Had Been Affected Because of the Increasing Violence?
In 2013, four bloggers were arrested and protest marches were carried out after they had expressed their inclinations towards atheism. The four convicted bloggers were released and the Bangladesh authorities refused to be portrayed as atheists. An online activist was sent behind bars because he had allegedly defamed the prime Minister and many other political figures. Numerous Bangladeshis had been arrested for online crimes but only a handful had been imprisoned. The people who had been targeted by the Islamic extremists had been less fortunate. Around twelve bloggers had lost their lives in the last two years.
Growth of Terrorism
The growth of terrorism in Bangladesh had become a major concern. The terrorists had killed around twenty-two customers, mostly foreigners at a café in Dhaka. The security problem had witnessed a steep increase and around seventy Islamist radicals were killed by the government.
With the rate of violence increasing every day, Bangladesh would surely face its doom. The religious turmoil is predicted to have sown the seeds for the destruction of Bangladesh.