In a third world country like Bangladesh, it has become a normal scenario to have strikes, blockades and hartals. These movements have lots of negative impacts as we live in an integrated economic system. None supports strikes because it is counterproductive. For poor and underdeveloped countries, it is harmful for the millions of daily wage earners and the future generation students. It is not a good idea to have strikes for a certain class of people who are political leaders, where rest of the classes suffer from it. Yet the poorest country Bangladesh used to strikes in the past and also likely to go in the present. If the ongoing strikes and violence persist, it could imperil the country's target of emerging as a middle-income country by 2021. Bangladesh has consistently achieved over 6% growth over the last four years, thanks to high agro-production and domestic consumption by its emerging middle-class, but must get over 7% to achieve its goal. We have lots of brilliant minds in our country and we need to feed them well so that they can make our country prouder. For that, we need to ban these brutal movements.

Authors: Ashik Mostafa Alvi, Nazifa Tasneem, Anik Hasan, Sumaiya Binte Akther

Published in: ICITST-WorldCIS-WCST-WCICSS-2019 Proceedings

  • Date of Conference: 9-11 December 2019
  • DOI: 10.20533/ICITST.WorldCIS.WCST.WCICSS.2019.0012
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-06-8
  • Conference Location: London, UK