We must restore democracy even by last drop of blood: Fakhrul

We must restore democracy even by last drop of blood: Fakhrul

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BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said their party will not compromise with the government when it comes to fighting for restoration of democracy and people’s rights.“We’re passing through a bad time with fear and intimidation around us. This regime has stopped the country’s democratic march by snatching people’s rights. They’ve pushed the country into a deep hole,” he said.
Speaking at a discussion, he further said, “We would like to clearly state that we won’t compromise under any circumstances on the question of realising our rights and restoring democracy. We must restore the snatched democracy, even by sacrificing our last drop of blood, if necessary.”
Gano Sangskriti Dal arranged the programme at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU), marking the fourth death anniversary of Language Movement hero Oli Ahad.
Fakhrul deplored that the mass media, known as the nation’s conscience, cannot play its due role at this critical juncture of the nation due to the government’s control on it.
He alleged that the teachers and professors who were vocal even a few days ago have become silent now as they are being intimidated by the government.
The BNP leader called upon all to get united daring all obstacles, threats and adversity to force the government to install a democratic and pro-people government.
Otherwise, he warned, the nation’s existence will be at stake losing all previous achievements.
Narrating Oli Ahad’s chequered life and his immense contributions to the nation, Fakhrul paid deep homage to him.
“He (Ahad) had devoted his entire life towards building the country, instead of thinking about his personal life. But, it’s a regrettable matter that no newspaper has written anything on him or published his picture on his death anniversary. We didn’t remember him. It’s a national shame,” Fakhrul said.

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