The BNP on Saturday blamed the Awami League-led government for pushing the country towards ‘anarchy’.
“Today, [the government has made] democracy bloody, chained human rights… dragged the Constitution to the court,” party’s Standing Committee member Tariqul Islam said.
“We’d like to appeal to the government not to push the country towards anarchy into a dark abyss. We’d want it to work for solution by taking measures to restore a non-partisan government,” Islam said, while addressing party supporters in front of the BNP’s central office in Dhaka.
The BNP’s volunteer front has organised a procession on Saturday, demanding release of BNP’s Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and protesting against detentions of the party’s Joint Secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and Acting Editor of Bengali-language daily Amar Desh, Mahmudur Rahman.
The procession paraded through the city’s Kakrail, Shantinagar, Malibagh areas and ended up at Mouchak.
Islam said the government will not succeed in suppressing the anti-government protests by detaining opposition leaders and by framing their activists in ‘false cases’.
He alleged the government had framed 25,000 BNP in such ‘false cases’. Another 156 activists, including Organising Secretary Ilias Ali, had been “forcefully picked up”.
The BNP leader demanded the release of his party leaders and activists.