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After every five years, the time for general election comes in Bangladesh, bringing with it a fresh season of despair and uncertainty. For the last couple of months, the nation has been passing through sheer horror
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After every five years, the time for general election comes in Bangladesh, bringing with it a fresh season of despair and uncertainty.

From October 2013 to January 2014, the nation has been passing through sheer horror and uncertainty due to the ongoing fierce political unrest that sparked from a couple of issues. Recently, the chronic violent political demonstration by the opposition allies started posing threat to the lives of common people. Random usage of handmade bombs on streets forced many to be blind and cut off physical organs, while patrol-bombs, hurled on running vehicles, burnt several people alive.

The unconscionable political demonstration by the opposition parties and the illogical stance of the government are endangering the common people who are now the worst victim of this dirty political game. They talk about democracy, they talk about freedom, they talk about human rights, but where is their ideology when these half-burnt people moan on hospital beds? Where is their democracy when people die burning alive in running bus? Till now the death toll from Dhaka Medical Burn Unit is 391 and the number of injured and under treatment victims are 21, 574. “Shame on our dirty politics where power is more important than the welfare of people. Here in Bangladesh, people are the puppets in the hands of our political leaders” – said one of the victims of present political demonstration

 Anik Rahman

About Anik Rahman

Anik Rahman born in 1988 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a self taught freelance photojournalist based in Bangladesh, represented by Nur Photo Agency, Italy and Redux Pictures, NY, USA. Although he studied business, from the very beginning he was mostly interested in human rights, social ups and downs, politics and environmental issues. These things dragged him to set his carrier as photojournalist. His photographs have been exhibited in local and international exhibitions. He also has numerous publications locally and internationally for his singles and stories. [Official Website]

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