'Join movement to cancel agreements with India'
Speakers at a discussion yesterday strongly criticised the recent agreements with India and called on all to join a movement to cancel them.
"We will launch a movement soon and stage a protest in front of the foreign ministry," said Mahmudur Rahman, convener of Bangladesh Sammilita Peshajibi Parishad.
The Parishad organised the event at the auditorium of the Institute of Diploma Engineers in the city.
Columnist Farhad Mazhar criticised both the Awami League and BNP, saying that BNP is protesting the treaties only to achieve political gains.
BNP should take preparations to wage a movement to cancel the agreements, he said.
Prof Emajuddin Ahmed, former vice chancellor of Dhaka University, said the agreements would increase the gap between the two countries instead of closing it.
President of the National Press Club Shawakat Mahmud presented the keynote paper at the discussion.