‘No incident of minority repression took place during BNP regime’

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of BNP, addresses a press conference at party’s Nayapaltan headquarters. Photo: Collected

BNP today claimed that no incident of repression on minority took place in the country when the party was in power.

“When India passed Citizen Amendment Bill, it said minority was repressed in Bangladesh when BNP government was in power. We harshly condemned it. Minority’s interests were protected during BNP’s tenure. The scale of repression on minority took place during the Awami League regime is unprecedented,” said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of the party.

Addressing a press conference at party’s Naya Paltan headquarters, the BNP leader said violation of Human rights is taking place continuously in the country.

Referring to the report of Ain o Shalish Kendra, a rights body in Bangladesh, Fakhrul said more than 1,500 extrajudicial killings took place in the country in last 10 years.

He also said cases were filed against more than one lakh persons who are politically opponents of the government.

Upholding the human rights situation of the country is the biggest challenge, Fakhrul said adding, “Those who expressed dissent voice, either arrested or abducted. Many political leaders, rights activists and journalists were abducted.”

Fakhrul alleged that human rights violation in the country in last 10 years was much more than the Pakistan period.

The BNP leader alleged that the Awami league has been violating human rights in every sector to stay in the office. 

Expressing anger as his party was denied to bring out any rally in the country to mark the Human Rights Day, Fakhrul alleged that huge number of police personnel took position in the party office and police officials asked them not to bring out any rally.

 “We do not want to go for any confrontation right now and that’s why we cancel our programme of holding the rally.”


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