Gano Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Thursday said the killing of Buet student Abrar Fahad for exercising freedom of expression is an onslaught on the Constitution.
“I don’t call them (who killed Abrar) sons, they’re beasts. They kill innocent people. We’ve turned our sons into animals, and it’s very appalling. We must free the country from this appalling situation,” Dr Kamal said.He further said, “Those who are sick they can indulge in such acts. A boy was beaten to death in such a brutal way for expressing his own opinion. It's an onslaught on our civilisation, achievements of our independence and the Constitution. “
Dr Kamal said people’s freedom of expression has been clearly enshrined in the country’s Constitution, and killing anyone for expressing dissenting opinion is completely against the Constitution and the State.
Gonoforum arranged the press conference demanding the proper trial of Abrar killing at the Jatiya Press Club.
Dr Kamal said the country’s people are worried over the killing of the Buet student. “As the citizens of the country we must take a position against it. We must get united, irrespective of party and opinion, to stop such terrorism…if necessary, we’ll sacrifice our lives, but we can’t accept such acts in an independent country.”
Abrar, 21, a resident of Sher-e-Bangla Hall of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), was reportedly beaten to death by some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists of the university unit following his Facebook post opposing some deals with India.