Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu. Hope you’re well by the grace of Allah.
The New Year is a time for looking back and for looking forward. Some people make resolutions to break bad habits, create new ones or maintain existing ones. The New Year begins as an empty slate with nothing but a sense of incalculable possibilities and hope. As Henry Ward Beecher wrote in 1882, “Every man should be born again on the first of January.” But the year will soon be filled with activities, promises and commitments, pleasures and disappointments, work, play, friends and family members. We predict it will be a busy one. Happy New Year to our readership and contributors, to members of the Youth Wave Editorial Team and staffs. I wish everyone a healthy, happy and successful 2020.
Red-eyed regimes are really reluctant to allow any sort of activism or dissent voices. Regimes regardless of their countries depend on heavy policing, arbitrary arrest and sometimes enforced disappearance to dissuade the activism on the one hand while on the other they muzzle media over coverage of socio-political activities. And the system is working well prompting many to keep off such encountering the brutal policing. So animate viz human objects are replaced by inanimate objects like walls and bulwarks. They are getting defiant looks with the graffiti sprayed on them. They are having vibrant, interactive carrying message against bad rulers like the walls of Dhaka University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology after the brutal killing of Abrar Fahad. So walls of defiance became the cover story of this issue. Hope you will find it interesting.