Published:  08:55 PM, 30 August 2018

BNP to try those responsible for enforced disappearances, says Moudud

 BNP to try those responsible for enforced disappearances, says Moudud
BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Thursday said their party will form a commission, if it returns to power, to investigate all the incidents of enforced disappearance and put those responsible on trial.

"BNP as a party will be committed to identifying those involved in such killings and enforced disappearances, and ensuring punishment of them one day. We'll do it surely if we get a chance," he said.

Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, "We need to form a commission to do that. The Commission will identify those who are involved in the incidents and thus ensure punishment to them."

BNP arranged the programme at the Supreme Court Bar Association auditorium, marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

Moududl, also a former Law Minister, said the violation of human rights in the country has become so acute that it cannot be described in words. "The country is going through continuous unjust, torture, arrest, abduction and extrajudicial killings," he said.

"If we get the chance, we'll try to bring fair politics and an environment for fair democratic practice in the country," he added.

Moudud also alleged that the government does not observe the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances recognised by the United Nations because it has been 'patronising' the abductions of the 1972-75 period and from 2009 to till date.

He further alleged that the government is using 'state tools' for violating the human rights.

The discussion programme was presided over by BNP Vice-chairman Abdullah Al Noman while BNP Joint Secretary General Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon and Human Rights Affairs Secretary Advocate Asaduzzaman also spoke on the occasion.


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