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Readers’ Forum

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Pinning hope on the dialogue

From what seems to be the outcome so far, it has to be said that the meeting between the Awami League and the Oikyafront was a big let-down for the people of this country.
Once it was announced that the two sides had agreed to meet, many people had their hopes up that it would produce some meaningful results. This is because meetings between our political parties is a rarity in and of themselves.
The fact that the two sides were willing to meet and not resort to derogatory statements prior to the meeting had raised a lot of hope.
However, it turned out to be an eye-wash above anything else which simply goes to show that political parties in are country are more concerned about themselves, instead of democracy and the people.

Nasiruddin Ahmed
Dhaka

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