Let Me Open My Inbox
It has been a week I cannot access my Gmail account and check the inbox in which various messages regarding work, study, interest and personal will be waiting not to be out looked. I am quite worried as well as eager to know if there is any important mail in my inbox. Oh! Why am I uncomfortable with that sort of situation which we are very accustomed to? We are very used to facing very slow internet connection and not accessing internet connection especially for important application such as Gmail in this country which we love.
The reason for my feeling is very obvious. Is there anyone who can accept calmly and neutrally experiencing such unpleasant situation which can harm personal matters as well as professionalism? And should there be any citizen whose right to access essential services such as online facilities in this IT era is denied by their government? For us, cutting and banning internet utility by our leaders is like a usual phenomenon.
It is not a case for knowing exactly why it happens so. We are not allowed to use internet facility conveniently, freely and fairly if the authority has a concern. When the time comes closer to a special occasion such as Independent day and Martyr day, they are used to ban the sites. If some special guests such as the representative and delegate from UN visit to our country, significant slow internet connection is one thing we have to experience exactly. For others, it might be very awkward but that is a very old true story for us.
What is the case in this time? Who is informed? There may be someone who knows the reason behind. For most of the people, however, everything is unclear. All are rumors. It can be because of the coming election which is the only and first one after twenty years in 1990. It may be on the grounds that their concern about bloggers’ posts and spreading information to international community about the real casualties and damages by the cyclone Geri.
I have witnessed friends being worried for their important school applications and procedures via online in the difficult time. I have confronted challenges regarding modern technology.
I wish we could live in this country fulfilling fundamental human right and achieving services which we should be provided by the state one day. I hope my inbox can keep in touch with its account owner everyday.
Nevertheless, I have lived in that country for a twenty-three-year of period and I grew, learned and educated in that country. No matter what the junta is, I love my fellow residents. I believe we all can struggle those burdens together and are capable of making a positive change which are able to create a better future for all of us and the reputation of our mother land.