BNP for no confrontation, says Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent

11 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday said his party does not intend to engage in any confrontation with the government.

“You’ve noticed that the police have created a war-like situation in front of our office. We planed to take out a procession to observe the International Human Rights Day, but we were told that action will be taken against us if we get out of our office,” he said.

The BNP leader made the statements at a press conference at the party central office in Nayapaltan of the capital.

“We have backtracked on our decision, as we do not want to engage in any clash with police. We protest and condemn the police interception,” he added.

Fakhrul alleged that the government is violating all kinds of human rights in a bid to prolong its stay in power.

“Bangladesh has never witnessed such incidents of human rights violation, including enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and repression on dissident,” he said.

The BNP secretary general alleged that human rights are being violated at every moment in the country.

Many BNP leaders and activists gathered in front of the BNP office to attend the event, but a huge number of police were deployed in front of the office and its adjoining areas following the announcement of the programme.

Later, Mirza Fakhrul held the press conference cancelling their programme.

Referring to the statistics of Ain O Salish Kendra, the BNP leader said about 1599 people were subjected to extrajudicial killings in the name of ‘gunfights’ in the last 10 years. “As per our estimation, it’ll be about 2,000,” he added.