Recent behaviour of our Policemen are undoubtedly arose a negative mentality among the common citizens of the country due to their uncivilised attitude towards the civil society especially on the journalists and lawyers. But why?
Our Police force has a long and glorious past even in the war of independence. No need to mention here that most of the underdeveloped countries like Bangladesh, the ruling party try to get the benefit using the police force in favour of them which actually the beginning of the abolishing the rule of law and democracy.
At any cost the law enforcing agencies must have to act neutrally for the development of the nation, then only the culture of the exercise of the rule of law, democracy and human rights may come into existence. If we fail to nourish the democratic culture our future may be in big trouble which may be worse than ever.
I do not want to mention any particular event or incident in regard to the brutal activity of the police force since it’s a regular matter if someone watch the electronic media or read the dailies and being a humble citizen I really feel shy of it. No doubt all these incidents are abolishing the image of the country at home and abroad and the name and fame of the respective police department too which is neither desirable nor expected at all.
But matter of regret is that I have seen such police officers who are much efficient and responsible that can’t be described in such an article, so why the seniors are not taking initiative to check the brutality of some of their inefficient so called team members even some of the BCS cadre officers! I would strongly request the concern and the government to take serious action against the culprits among the police force or else day by day they may be away from the public service which is not good for us.
As for example, while I was watching TV this evening I saw our state minister for home affairs advising the journalists to perform their duties maintaining a distance from the Police. I am bit surprised. It was much appreciable if he could have advised his police force to perform their duty in an efficient manner rather attacking style upon the civil society since they are the servant of the people not MASTER. Hope, they need the moral/ethical education and training and the concern should realise the same now.
Everyone should realise that media can’t be neglected or be under pressure in a democratic form of the government from performing their duty in a free and fare atmosphere in this global era. On the other hand Judiciary has the utmost power by which they can check the audacity of any of the department of the state for the welfare of the country.
Md. Zahidul Islam (Milton)
The writer is a Political Analyst, Expert of International Trade/Shipping, Student of Law and Journalism at PIB in English Medium, Columnist and ex Sea Cadet Leader, BN. He can be reached on his email: milton_ email@example.com