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The Daily star Editorial : 22-05-16
by >মোঃ মোজ্জাম্মেল হোছাইন

প্রথমে শব্দার্থগুলো পড়ে নিন

Clandestine:চোরাগোপ্তা, গোপন (Secret, Furtive)
Mount:আরোহণ, উন্নত হওয়া, বৃদ্ধি পাওয়া (Ascend, Grow up)
Furtive:অলক্ষিত, গোপন (Secret, covert)
Engender:প্রসব করা, উৎপন্ন করা, জন্ম দেওয়া (Beget)


Aura: পরিবেশ (Environment, Atmosphere)
Own up: কোন ভুল কাজের স্বীকৃতি দেওয়া (admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error)
Distinctly:স্পষ্টভাবে (Clearly)
Single out : বাচাই করা (Choose, select)
Deliberate:ইচ্ছাকৃত, সুচিন্তিত, সতর্ক (Well-planned, Alert)
Ploy:কাজ, কৌশল (Tactic, strategy)
Rhetoric : উচ্চ বক্তৃতা/আড়ম্বরপূর্ণ কথা (Exaggerated language style intended to impress)
Definitive:নিশ্চিত, চূড়ান্ত (Sure, Final)
Breakthrough : সাফল্য(progress)
Notwithstanding:যদিও, তা সত্বেও
Net:জাল বোনা
Suspect : সন্দেহভাজন
Unease:অস্বস্তি, কষ্ট (Inconvenience)
Neutralise:প্রতিরোধ করা, ব্যর্থ করা (Defeat, Resist)
Spate:হঠাৎ বৃদ্ধি (Increase)


Clandestine killings go on
People’s frustration mounts
The furtive killings have become too repetitivenot to engender an aura of uncertainty in the minds of the people. This time it was a homeopath in Kushtia who was the unfortunate victim of the killers. A university teacher, the homeopath’s friend, was severely injured in the same attack. The assault displays the hallmarks of all the recent killings, 15 in the last five months. Of note is the fact that the two shared common interest in the ways and lives of the Bauls.


While there has been an immediate owning up of the killings by the so called Islamic State, according to US-based SITE Intelligence Group report, what is distinctly noticeable is that these extremists and terrorist groups are singling out individuals and not going after mass targets, quiet a deliberate ploy in our assessment. Their targets they project as ‘anti-Islamic’ to justify the killings hoping that those would not draw adverse reaction from the majority of the people, which a large-scale attack would.
We are disturbed to see the murders going on and the government coming out with the predictable rhetoric. We see arrests by the police; but frustration among the people is growing because there has not been very definitive and evidential breakthrough in the cases notwithstanding the agencies’ claim of netting the suspects in most of the similar killings of minorities and people with different views and ideologies since 2013. We fear frustration might give way to more unease and sapping of public confidence in the administration if the masterminds are not netted and the network not neutralised and the spate of the secretive killings arrested soon.


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