No basic human rights in the country now: Khaleda

No basic human rights in the country now: Khaleda

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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday alleged that basic human rights have got obliterated in Bangladesh with the disappearance of rule of law.
In a statement, she said, “In the countries where authoritarian governing system has been introduced snatching people’s voting rights and destroying democracy, the rulers there resort to repressive acts to hang onto power by suppressing the opposition, and Bangladesh is no exception.”The statement signed by party spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon was issued on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The day will be observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe on Friday with a call for standing in solidarity with all affected people as well as their families and communities.
Khaleda said a good number of opposition leaders and activists were killed, abducted and made disappeared since the current regime assumed office.
She alleged that the government in a fascist style contained the movement waged for pressing the demand for holding the national election under a caretaker government. “Still, many opposition leaders and activists remained missing. Around 50,000 opposition men are going through unbearable time in jails, while thousands more are on the run facing false cases.”
“Even alem ulema (Islamic scholars) were not spared from killing. Under the circumstances, the rule of law is now absent in the country and the basic human rights are missing,” Khaleda observed.
She expressed her solidarity with all the torture victims both at home and abroad, and said, “A united effort by all democracy-loving people will ensure the defeat of the evil forces working against humanity.” – agencies
Our Staff Repoeter adds: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said around 50,000 leaders and activists of her party are facing extreme sufferings in prisons and thousands of others are passing inhuman lives on the run to avoid arrest in ‘false’ cases.
“The government eliminated the movement for free and fair election in a fascist manner resulting many opposition leaders and activists are still unaccounted for…even pious ulemas were not spared from savages killings,” she said in a statement to mark the International Anti-Repression Day yesterday.
The former premier also said the rulers of a country take the path of repression to resist the opposition forces to cling to power where democratic system is fragile and authoritative rules in introduced by snatching the voting right of people. “Bangladesh is also not different from it,” she said.
The BNP chairperson alleged that, after the present government came to power, many opposition leaders and activists were killed, abducted or subjected to enforced disappearance and become victims of secret killings.
She said the rule of law is absent in the country and fundamental rights are trampled.
Khaleda expressed her solidarity to all the repressed people across the globe including Bangladesh.
She hoped that the defeat of anti-human forces could be ensured through united efforts of all democratic people in the world.

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