Published:  03:30 AM, 11 October 2019

JOF to take out mourning rally

JOF to take out mourning rally Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain speaking at a program at the National Press Club on Thursday. -AA

Jatiya Oikya Front (JOF) will take out a 'civic mourning rally' in the city protesting the killing of BUET student Abrar Fahad. The decision was taken at a meeting of the steering committee of the alliance at its convener Dr Kamal Hossain's Motijheel Chamber on Thursday.

On the other hand, Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Thursday said the killing of BUET student Abrar Fahad is an onslaught on the Constitution as he was bludgeoned to death for exercising freedom of expression.

Dr Kamal said: "I don't call them (who killed Abrar) sons, they're beasts. They kill innocent people. We've turned our sons into animals, and it's very appalling.  We must free the country from this appalling situation."

He further said, "Those who are sick they can indulge in such acts. A boy was beaten to death in such a brutal way for expressing his own opinion. It's an onslaught on our civilization, achievements of our independence and the Constitution."

Dr Kamal said people's freedom of expression has been clearly enshrined in the country's Constitution, and killing anyone for expressing dissenting opinion is completely against the Constitution and the State. Gonoforum arranged the press conference demanding the proper trial of Abrar killing at the National Press Club in the city.

Dr Kamal said the country's people are worried over the killing of the  BUET student. We must take a position against it as the citizens of the country. We must get united, irrespective of party and opinion, to stop such terrorism.
"If necessary, we'll sacrifice our lives, but we can't accept such acts in an independent country," he added.

Abrar, 21, a resident of Sher-e-Bangla Hall of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), was reportedly beaten to death by some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists of the university unit following his Facebook post opposing some deals with India.

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