Human rights violations of Indigenous peoples, especially land-grabbing, continued unabated
The government has not only curtailed freedom of expression and assembly, but it has also used state institutions to silence its critics and political opponents in a brutal manner.
UN human rights chief's visit to Dhaka revealed contrasting expectations on the part of the government and rights groups.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government will establish human rights in the country through ensuring the trial of all the incidents of human rights violation.
Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), a legal aid and human rights organisation, demands an independent inquiry commission to investigate all sorts of rights violation including rape, extrajudicial killing and enforced disappearance in the country.
Members of around 80 families joined the programme under the banner of “Mayer Daak”, a platform of victims' family members, from across the country. Speaking at the event, supported by rights activists, family members slammed the state for denying justice to their dear ones.
Family members of the victims of “enforced disappearances” organise a mass hearing in Dhaka demanding whereabouts of the dear and near ones.