Published:  02:36 AM, 14 July 2019

Convene national dialogue to stop rapes, killings

BNP urges President

Convene national dialogue to stop rapes, killings BNP standing committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain addressing a program at the National Press Club in the city on Saturday. -AA

The BNP has urged the President to take the initiative of holding a national dialogue with a view to finding the ways and means of preventing disappearances, killings and rape incidents.

The party's standing committee member, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain came up with the call at a views-exchange meeting organized by Nagorik Odhikar Andolon at the National Press Club in the city yesterday.

Khandaker Mosharraf said, "Though the President belongs to the ruling Awami League, he can convene a neutral national dialogue to stop killings, disappearances and rapes."

"If we want to get rid of the endemic of killings, disappearances and rape incidents, we have to save the country from this abnormal government. They are running the country in an abnormal way. Something abnormal cannot last longer. Democracy must be restored to protect the country from this undemocratic government," said the senior BNP leader.

Criticizing the Prime Minister's statement in Parliament that she does not run the country by ignoring people, Mosharraf Hossain said, "I would like to ask the Prime Minister through the media: can she deny that the eleventh parliamentary was wrapped up on December 29, a day before the scheduled date of December 30? Though the

Constitution has given people the right to exercise their franchise, this right was snatched away through the use of the administration and goons of Jubo League, Chhatra League."

The High Court recently observed that some deputy commissioners (DC) and officers-in-charge (OC) think of themselves landlords. "Who are they? They are beneficiaries of the government", he further said.

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