Nagarik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna yesterday said the government should resign as “the country has become unsafe for the common people including students”.
“Massive corruption in different sectors and Chhatra League torture on university students have made it impossible to live here in peace. You [government] have no right to continue such misrule,” he said.
He was speaking at a discussion, demanding a participatory and acceptable election after resignation of the government and dissolving the incumbent parliament.
The programme was organised by Nagarik Oikya in the capital’s Jatiya Press Club.
Citing the ongoing student movement in Jahangirnagar University, Manna said no one dares to file case against the university’s vice chancellor, fearing Chhatra League attack.
“Even the prime minister has threatened the demonstrating students, despite several media reports about the VC and Chhatra League’s corruption in development activities on the campus,” he alleged.
Manna said that the VC claimed herself to be a close friend of Sheikh Hasina’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana.
“Is it fair that corrupt persons, who are close to them, will not face trial?” he questioned.
He further alleged that the dormitory students of different universities are not being able to carry out their academic activities due to the ruling party’s student wing.
Blaming Jubo League and AL-backed persons behind corruption and repression on people, he claimed that no leader and activist of BNP or his party is involved in the casino business.
“So, this corrupt government should resign immediately,” Manna reiterated.
Manna urged his party leaders and activists to join different protest programmes against the government’s misrule.
Among others, Dhaka University law department teacher Asif Nazrul and eminent jurist Dr Shahdeen Malik also spoke at the discussion.