Salim Osman has used 14 kinds of abusive slangs during his 19 minute 49 second phone conversation with a journalist named Nafiz Ashraf. Listening to this conversation would take away anyone’s faith in humanity. I want to know, have the Hefazat leaders listened to this phone conversation? I would advise them to sit down first and listen to it via headphones. Otherwise the people around might accuse them of environment pollution. After listening to it, if they still want to take to the streets to defend Salim Osman, I promise, I will join them. The accusations of blasphemy against Shyamal Kanti Bhakta has been proven false with the Education Ministry’s primary investigation. Even the student who was slapped by the head master confessed that Bhakta had not said anything derogatory about Islam. From the beginning, I considered the accusation of blasphemy to be a camouflage. The conspiracy was to suspend Bhakta and appoint the sister of one of the board member of the school as head mistress.
Today, the easiest was of abusing or insulting someone is to tag them with the words, “against Islam”. The task becomes easier if the person belongs to the minorities.
The government and Education Minister must be thanked for their prompt steps. Demands have been made that Salim Osman should apologize for his conducts. However, Salim Osman hardly seems to care. His family has had a big role in the political arena of Bangladesh and is revered for this reason.
However, the 20 minute phone conversation destroyed the reputation of the Osman family which was built in the past 70 years. Translated and summarized by: Sumaiya Kabir
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