Against the backdrop of critical economic situation, violent
demonstrations and strikes have been raging since last year in Bangladesh. Resulting from the instability, the civilian population is being subjected to untold sufferings. The worrying situation raises fears that Bangladesh might descend into the next Sri Lanka, a country with collapsed economy and political
The economic hardship will be[is] temporary Objectively speaking, comparing with other countries in
South Asia, economy[economic] performance in Bangladesh is
marvelous. The GDP of Bangladesh is far more higher than [that of] Pakistan’s and Sri Lanka’s while its foreign exchange reserve is twice [that of the sum of the above two countries]of the sum
of that in the latter two countries. Besides, the GDP per capita of Bangladesh is even higher than India’s. In Fact, a lot of remarkable achievements have proved that PM Sheikh Hasina is
adept at managing economy. Due to Russia-Ukraine conflict and high global energy prices, serious inflation, shrinking foreign exchange reserve, continuing electricity crisis and weak exports have dragged Bangladesh into an economy crisis. The difficult time will be temporary because the government is exerting all its energies to promote economic recovery[regenerate the economy]. In the background of global economic slowdown, unstable political
situation will exacerbate economy deterioration[of the economy]. For example, vicious circle of political instability and economy paralysis in Sri Lanka have been throwing its people
into miserable life crisis time and time again. In order to keep Bangladesh away from such crisis, to vote Sheikh Hasina
continue her premiership and give her one more chance to save the economy will be a much better choice for people and the country. Political gatherings shouldn’t[are] turn into violent
conflicts It’s not strange to see political fluctuations[are not rare in every country] before the general election, but the mess in Bangladesh this year is unanticipated. The opposite parties leaded by the BNP have been organizing protests and assemblies. They ask PM Sheikh Hasina to step down and require general election under a caretaker government.
However, what’s the procedures of forming a caretaker government? Is there still any specific laws? Will the country fall into larger crisis in the caretaker government period? Who
in BNP would run for the PM position? The opposite parties haven’t given any answers to these critical questions.
Consequently, the purpose of these protests is doubtful and people should avoid being tools of BNP to seize political interests.
Significantly, the protesters supporting BNP often provoke the police with violent behaviors deliberately. In 19th July, BNP organized assemblies and protests in different places of Dhaka
again. The crowd threw stones, blocked main avenues, fired the buses and burned petrol bombs in the city. These violent behaviors are the same as what happened in Sri Lanka last year, which in fact is a dangerous riot which aiming at disordering government and society. Will the civilian population in Bangladesh expects a chaotic country? No. They are yearning for booming economy better life. As for reasonable political appeals, fair election procedures will finally reflect the people’s wishes.
The USA and many European countries have showed special focus on the next general election in Bangladesh, which
can only be explained by their geopolitical interests. Many high
officials from the USA including the Secretary of State Antony. Blinken, the Ambassador Peter Haas and the policy adviser Derek Chollet have made appeals for a free and fair election in
Bangladesh publicly. The European Union will also send election observers to Bangladesh. As an independent country, Bangladesh welcome supervision from international society but reject over interference from other countries.