NHRC concerned at Manna’s reported tele talk, not his arrest

Expressing its concern over the contents of telephonic conversations of Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna with BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka and an unidentified person, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday said it expected more responsible role from political parties and politicians for the continuation of democracy.
“Analysing the contents of the telephonic conversations, it was found that Mahmudur Rahman Manna wants to have talks with generals to pave the way of army intervention in order to destroy the normal democratic process,” the NHRC said in a statement.The commission thinks that any problem or crisis in a democratic system has to be resolved democratically. “The disruption of a democratic process will destroy good governance, human rights and accountability,” the statement added.
Citing parts of the conversations, the rights body said, “We can’t but to be perturbed thinking that the price of people’s lives is so cheap to a politician.”
The commission also observed that proper legal action should be taken against those disrupting the normal life through resorting to subversive activities, violence and anarchy.
Two audio clips of the conversations purportedly of Manna with BNP vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka and an unidentified man were leaked on Sunday.
In the conversations, Manna reportedly provoked the BNP leader to unleash a bloody clash on the Dhaka University campus.
The NHRC was mynteriously silent over Manna’s pick up by plainclothesmen and police’s denail of his arrest, though the devellopment made all people extremely nervous. – UNB