The human rights situation in Bangladesh is extremely concerning due to the nation’s steady slide towards authoritarianism.
Bangladesh is reeling under internal turmoil, external pressures, and an irresponsible and immature political leadership.
It is hard to discard the notion that politics played no part in this decision from the government.
Bangladesh’s next national election is only a few months away, and the market is already very hot.
It makes no sense to expect neutrality on election day from a government that conducts anti-democratic activities throughout the year using its institutions.
A consensus among political parties is essential for holding a good election.
The ruling party is trying to fend off a persistent BNP campaign that, for the first time in many years, has managed to gain some public sympathy.
Ahead of the general election next year, it is likely that there will be political unrest, social instability and turmoil.