After getting out of jail, Fakhrul vows to intensify movement
Soon after getting out of jail today, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir took a fresh vow to intensify the ongoing movement to oust the government and restore democracy and people's voting rights.
"The more they repress us, the more people will burst into anger and defeat them through a movement," he said.
Speaking briefly in front of BNP's Nayapaltan Central office, he said their party does not have the option to back down from the movement.
"We'll only move forward with our movement and free all our arrested leaders and activists. We have to intensify our movement to defeat this regime and our movement will be successful," he said.
Fakhrul said they want to carry out their movement in a peaceful manner.
"Let us come forward to free Bangladesh from fascist and autocratic rule and restore democracy and people's voting rights. After coming out of jail we are taking a fresh vow that we will carry on our movement until we succeed," he said.
Speaking at a programme, BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas said the government had a plan to create violence at Nayapaltan over BNP's rally on December 10, but they avoided it.
"They [the govt] thought we will hold our December 10 rally at Nayapaltan and engaged in a clash with police and they will make a political game by shifting blame on us for the violence," he said.
The BNP leader further said: "I was arrested as I did not give the government a chance to create violence at Nayapaltan on December 10."
Earlier, Fakhrul and Abbas were freed from jail on bail from Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj around 6:00pm.
Several hundred BNP leaders and activists and relatives of the two top leaders of the party received the duo at the jail gate.
Getting released from jail, Fakhrul came straight to BNP's Nayapaltan Central office.
Earlier on Sunday, the Appellate Division upheld the High Court order granting bail to Fakhrul and Abbas in a case filed over the clash between police and the party activists at Nayapaltan on December 7 last year.