Thirty-seven years ago, the bedroom of another residence in Dhanmondi also became flooded with blood. It congealed, and streamed down the stairs, and seeped into our collective nightmare. Possibly, it affected Sheikh Hasina more than any other person in the world. It is against that background that this comment is utterly inexplicable.

Our public figures say things, and we talk amongst ourselves and debate and argue and fight over them. But sometimes, there arises a comment that is so extreme in its heartlessness, so callow in its apathy, that there is nothing to say. We can only watch, and endure. And hope that some honorable person is shielding little Megh very caringly from the outside world.