BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday expressed high hope that the ongoing political crisis in the country will be resolved with the restoration of democracy through their party’s peaceful movement.
“We--all the political parties of this country--have got united on the basis of one-point demand as we want the resignation of this regime and a free and transparent election under a non-partisan neutral poll-time government,” he said.
Speaking at a seminar, the BNP leader said he is confident that they will realize their demands through the united movement with the help of the people.
“The people of Bangladesh have always won through united efforts and peaceful movements. We believe that the people of Bangladesh will be able to restore democracy through a peaceful movement this time as well,” he said.
BNP arranged the seminar titled 'A Democratic Future for Bangladesh and the Indo-Pacific Strategy' at a city hotel.
BNP standing committee member and its international relations committee chairman Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury presented the keynote paper at the program.
BNP standing committee member and its international relations committee chairman Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury presented the keynote paper at the programme.
Slamming the government for repressing the opposition leaders and activists, Fakhrul said the nation is passing through the most critical time.
He said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, who struggled throughout her entire life for the cause of democracy, is now critically ill without proper treatment due to extreme vengeance of the ruling party.
"Our party’s around 700 people, including three former MPs, have been subjected to enforced disappearance. Our 45 lakh people have been facing false cases. Many of us are being sentenced before the elections so that they can’t participate in the polls,” the BNP leader said.
He said the government has created a situation in the country where only the Awami League can take part in the election and retain power keeping the opposition parties away from voting.
Under the chairmanship of Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and moderated by organizing secretary Shama Obaid, Shahjahan Omar of BNP, Tabith Awal, Mahmudur Rahman Manna of Nagrik Oikya, Saiful Haque of Revolutionary Workers Party, Syed Muhammad Ibrahim of Bangladesh Kallyan Party , Nurul Haque Noor of Ganadhikar Parishad, Mahbubullah former professor of Dhaka University, Shahiduzzaman professor of International Relations Department, Dilara Chowdhury former professor of Political Science Department of Jahangirnagar University, former Ambassador Sirajul Islam etc also spoke in the seminar.
Diplomats from different countries including USA, UK, Germany, Japan, France, Korea, Australia, European Union, United Nations were also present in the seminar.