RAW may be involved in abduction: Farhar Mazhar suspects

RAW may be involved in abduction: Farhar Mazhar suspects

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Eminent poet and writer Farhad Mazhar on Thursday expressed his suspecion that there could be a hand of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of India in the abduction of Rizwana Hasan’s husband Abu Bakar Siddique.
He expressed the doubt while addressing a discussion meeting on democratic crisis in Bangladesh at the National Press Club.
“We are badly disappointed at the incident of abduction of Abu Bakar Siddique, the husband of chief executive of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) Rizwana Hasan. The incidents of disappearance and abduction are increasing day by day,” he said.The meeting organised by New York based Weekly Bangladesh was held with its editor Dr Wazed A Khan in the chair.
Farhad Mazhar, also a human rights activist, said none of the family members of those support the present government is safe.
Terming Awami League (AL) a by born fascist, he said the AL has destroyed the spirit of the war of liberation. “The fascism of AL is more dangerous than fascism of Hitler and Mussolini,” he added.
“Bangladesh is a peculiar country, where members of a foreign intelligent agency can pick up people and take them to their country. It cannot be tolerated. No person is safe here,” he added.
Farhad Mazhar except India there is no country that considers the present government as democratic one.
He emphasised the need for building national unity and working for democracy keeping above from party interest.
The human rights activist said there is no instance anywhere in the world where someone was executed after amending the law during the trial period.
Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury said Sheikh Mujibur Rahman did not go to Mujibnagar even for one day while he was in power for three and half a years that created a new debate.
He criticised the roles of lawmakers of present Parliament to spend their times in making indecent remarks instead of talking for other issues of the country and the people.
President of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Shawkat Mahmud, convenor of FOBANA New York-2014 Hasanuzzaman Hasan, president of Forum for Environmental Journalists of Bangladesh (FEJB) Quamrul Islam Chowdhury, BNP leader Prof Dr Rafiq Chowdhury, Justnews editor Mushfiqul Fazal Ansari and senior vice-preisnet of BFUJ M Abduallh, among others, also addressed the meeting. – Staff Reporter

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