Each year, the United States prepares and publishes the human rights positions of many countries, with the exception of its own. The report was written by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Although it is an annual event in the United States, no international authority, such as the United Nations, has asked him to prepare a report. Such assessments are usually made for a select group of countries, and no government has ever accepted the study as objective, dismissing it as a report based on faulty and erroneous material acquired from sources of dubious authenticity with an agenda Politics. The information used in compiling these reports is almost never verified.
This year’s U.S. report on human rights in Bangladesh was released April 12, based primarily on information gathered from Bangladeshi media and two local human rights organizations, some of which were accused of not being objective in their reporting. They were also accused of creating these newspapers for a disguised political purpose.
This year’s report highlights Bangladesh’s “widespread impunity for atrocities committed by security forces”. In addition to the so-called issue of “impunity”, the report also mentions arbitrary arrests or detentions, enforced disappearances, torture or cases of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment inflicted by governments or their agents on behalf of governments , the “serious problems” with the independence of the judiciary and the surprisingly arbitrary or illegal invasion of privacy by governments or their agents on behalf of governments, and he also notes the “tendency of government to impose the ideals of a few selected countries to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and same-sex marriage,” stating that such impositions are “regrettable” and unjustified as human rights violations.
It was forgotten in preparing such a report that each civilization has its own set of values based on its culture, history, conventions, sanctions and religious beliefs. Solicitation or prostitution, either male or female, is not approved in most US jurisdictions, but such actions are not considered criminal in some areas (Nevada). The United States spends billions of dollars to combat drug and narcotics problems, while the sale and purchase of all types of drugs and narcotics has been decriminalized in Oregon.
Israel daily invades one of Islam’s holiest sites, the Aqsa Mosque in Israeli-occupied Palestine, while the rest of the world looks the other way. There are other examples like this. When former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was executed on December 30, 2006, the second most important day in Islam, Eid-ul-Ajha, where was the question of human rights? Would that be considered a violation of human rights in the name of “free speech” in the United States?
It is undeniable that law enforcement authorities in Bangladesh sometimes need to use powerful armed techniques to fight crime as the pattern of crimes is changing dynamically. However, there could be separate incidents.
But it is true that on several occasions, law enforcement officers have become victims, with some losing their lives or being seriously disabled. Although most security analysts have praised the operations of law enforcement and other law enforcement agencies to prevent the rise of militancy in Bangladesh, the so-called human rights reports produced by the United States rarely mention them. Credit for liberating Bangladesh’s northeastern borders from insurgency and militancy, as well as providing security for the northeastern Indian states bordering Bangladesh, must go to the forces of the law enforcement and defense forces of Bangladesh.
Surprisingly, the study focuses on the “mistreatment” of Rohingya refugees, which is a complete fabrication. It is important to remember that Bangladesh is a small country with a population of 170 million, making it one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The country has to feed and support its own people with limited resources, and when more than a million Burmese are uprooted from their homeland in the name of ethnic cleansing and pushed into Bangladesh, it not only causes socio-economic problems, but puts also extreme pressure on the country’s limited resources.
Unlike illegal Mexican immigrants in the United States, who are separated from their parents before being sent to detention camps, Bangladesh has not only provided safe haven for displaced Rohingya, but has also relocated tens of thousands of between them unsanitary living conditions in refugee camps. camps in Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf to better accommodation with basic facilities in Bhashanchar.
In the United States, the police carry out extrajudicial executions. On average, 1,000 similar incidents occur in the United States each year. There was also the Black Lives Matter movement. Hate crimes affect students across the Indian subcontinent, not just Bangladeshi students. Last year, 918 people were shot dead by police in the United States. This is not my information. The data comes from the “Washington Post”. The extrajudicial shooting of George Floyd by three Minneapolis police officers has reignited protests against Black Lives Matter 2020, indicating the largest protest movement in US history. The United States should first assess the state of human rights on its own soil.
UN human rights experts have called on the US government to end police torture and racial discrimination in the country. Major human rights abuses are happening in the United States. Shouldn’t the United States first examine the human rights situation on its own soil?
Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministry has explained its views on the issues raised in the US report and expects that such a regular report will not jeopardize the close relationship between the two nations. The geostrategic importance of Bangladesh is recognized by the United States. The United States continues to be the most popular destination for Bangladeshi students to pursue higher education outside the country. Every year, the economic tie between the two countries grows stronger, with exports of ready-made garments and pharmaceutical products from Bangladesh to the United States increasing. People of Bangladeshi descent in the United States make significant contributions to the American economy, and many hold high-level jobs.
Almost all governments, including the United States, struggle to ensure adequate human rights for their residents, and there is always room for improvement. But reports like the one released recently in the United States, which is based on misinformation acquired from sources of dubious reliability, create a confusing condition. This serves the interests of the forces that are still working to undermine the socio-economic and political stability of the country.