Bar on food supply to Khaleda illegal
The Supreme Court Bar Association observed a two-hour token hunger strike at its office from 11am yesterday protesting "the government's restriction" on food supply to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office.
Barrister Rafique-Ul Huq broke the strike by offering pro-BNP leaders and members of SCBA water.
He said "the government's action restricting" the food supply is illegal and it is bringing a bad reputation for the government.
Everyone has the right to food, clothing and medical care as per the article 25 of the Universal Human Rights Declaration of the United Nations, said Rafique, who was a lawyer both for Awami League President Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia during the military-backed caretaker government.
He said the government should allow Khaleda to lead a normal life.
SCBA President Khandker Mahbub Hossain said the government has to bear a bad consequence if it does not immediately withdraw "the bar on food supply" and allow the partyz leaders and activists to visit Khaleda.