Civil society for PM's help to enforced disappearance victims

Civil society for PM’s help to enforced disappearance victims


Dhaka – Civil society members at a press conference yesterday raised serious concern about continued incidents of enforced disappearances, murder and extra-judicial killings.Such kind of incidents is being taken place to obstruct the political and democratic process in the country, they said.
They called upon the government especially the law enforcer agencies to strengthen their vigilance to bring an end of the incidents.
Family members of some missing persons sought interference of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to bring back their relatives.
The Honourable Prime Minister, only you can assist us to find out our near and dear one who went missing. You are the Mother of Humanity. You please look into our weeping, they said.
The families of the persons who have disappeared in the past few four years organized the press conference at Jatiya Press Club. The event coincided with the International Human Rights Day.
Expressing his deep concern over the continued incidents of enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings, founder of the Gonoshasthaya Kendra Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury said such incidents are not coming to an end because the authorities are not interested to do so.
He called upon the Prime Minister to take initiative to reduce the pain of the people who lost their relatives.
“You (PM) can understand well the pain of the people who lost their relatives since you had also lost your relatives. But why you cannot hear their weeping? You are going to be popular as the leader of humanity. You have to take the initiative to curb the pain of the people who lost their relatives,” he said.
“You (PM) please stand beside the people and try to hear their weeping. If you cannot reduce their pain, I think the responsibility should be bestowed to a robot like Sufiya.”
Dr Zafrullah, also a pro-BNP think tank, alleged that the enforced disappearance, murder and extra judicial killings are not stopped due to reluctance of the government.
No word can stop weeping of the relatives of missing people. The government is responsible for not stopping the incidents. Another reason is inactiveness of the judiciary, he said.
He also maintained that such incidents cannot occur without some kind of involvement of the authorities. – Staff Reporter


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