Govt Trying to Make ‘Extrajudicial’ Killings Part of ‘National Culture’: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Friday that the government of the Awami League is trying to make enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings part of 'national culture.'

"The Awami government, which has usurped power, has now reached the extreme level of fascism. It has taken all possible measures to make enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, abduction and grabbing of part of national culture," he said in a statement.

The statement was issued protesting the detention of 30 leaders and activists of the Chattogram City Unit BNP and its associates.

Fakhrul said BNP leaders and activists are behind bars in 'false cases' to cover their inability to control the rising prices of basic commodities and public misery from lack of gas , electricity and clean water.

“This’s a continuation of the ongoing repressive policy of the anti-people government. But people are now united to put an end to all misdeeds and misrule. If power is not handed over to people, the powerhouse of the illegitimate regime will fall apart anytime,” he observed.

The BNP leader said that denying BNP leaders and activists bail by the court in 'false' and 'motivated' cases has now become the government's order of the day. "The government has already snatched people's vote and democratic rights to make such a program a success."

He alleged that the BNP leaders and activists are being imprisoned without any reason in ‘false’ cases to eliminate BNP. “Chattogram city BNP leaders and activists have been sent to jail in a fake and fabricated case as part of the continuing misdeeds of the present government.”

Fakhrul demanded the release of the jailed BNP leaders and activists immediately and withdrawal of the case filed against them.


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