The attack on social activists and whistle blowers are on the increase. The latest is the attack on Avijit Roy, noted writer and blogger and his wife at Dhaka in Bangladesh, when they were returning from a book fair. His wife Rafida Ahmed Banna was seriously injured and is in hospital. It is suspected that Islamic radicals are behind the attack, though no one has owned it.

It is time that there should be strong protest against such heinous attacks.