After 15th August 1975, we lost one of the greatest assets of our natonal idenitity, i.e. our constitutional declaration of secularism.
30 years have passed since then. It seems like slowly we are getting used to our non-secular constitution. Nobody talks about it anymore. Dream of a secular Bangladesh is no longer promised in our political party meetings. It’s no longer a prominant election highlight.
In last 30 years, as far as I can recall, no party has ever submitted a bill in our parliament in an attempt to bring secularism back in Bangladesh.
In fact the word secularism turned into a ‘name calling’ word now a days. People use it as the words like fascist etc and the people in the receiving end also do not pride too much in being secular anymore.
And in the backdrop of our relentless regression away from secularism, Nepal changes it’s constitution to bring in secularism, first time in the history of this traditional Hindu kingdome. Bravo the people of Nepal. Bravo prime minister Mr Koirala, Bravo the parliament of Nepal.