Readers’ Voice


Uphold democratic values

Bangladesh is emerged on the basis of democratic principles which were later constitutionally recognised. Article 25 to 46 of the constitution of Bangladesh defined the fundamental rights of the people that clearly stated that Bangladesh is a democratic country. The country has impressive display in the world, theoretically, but not practically. It is creating an internal threat for the country, because in practice there are not much democratic values upheld in our regular practice.
Democratic struggle in the East Pakistan from 1947 to 1971 results in emergence of students’ organization, labour union and feminist movement. They directly or indirectly influence the politics and economic affairs of the present Bangladesh. The country now needs to run its regular state affairs according to the constitution which was originally adopted in 1972 with no change in four basic principles. This will certainly create a great image for Bangladesh externally and internally.

Abdur Razzaq


Gender discrimination

Gender discrimination is a persistent issue that affects people worldwide despite various efforts to combat it. There are many forms of gender discrimination, including unequal pay, limited career advancement opportunities, and gender-based violence, that negatively impact individuals and society as a whole.
One of the solutions to this problem is promoting equal access to education and employment opportunities, which requires policies and programs that encourage diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and provide training and resources to help people of all genders succeed. Additionally, it is important to challenge harmful gender stereotypes and norms that perpetuate discrimination by promoting positive and inclusive representations of people of all genders in the media, education, and other spheres of society.
As a society, we have a collective responsibility to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their gender identity or expression. It is important for individuals to take action to address gender discrimination in their own lives and within their communities.

Minsha Khan
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