Mentioning that ruling Awami League (AL) controlled police are lying in wait to detain the leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) an its affiliated bodies across the country, the party’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said there are no security of live for leaders and activists of the party whether in village or town.

Fakhrul in a statement on Monday said misrule has reached extreme levels at present.

People of the country are constantly worried about the safety of their lives and properties under the grip of a reckless dictatorship, he added.

Fakhrul said people also gradually losing their rights to survive only by eating ‘dal-bhat’ (lentil and rice). “Hunger and starvation are now the daily companions of a large number of people. Currently, middle and low income people have their backs against the wall due to the staggering increase in the prices of essential commodities including green chilly.”

The BNP secretary general said law and order situation has collapsed due to the dominance of terrorists and scoundrels across the country because of the patronizing of the ruling party.

“People lives are in danger in every step. Common people are constantly losing their lives in accidents. Road deaths are increasing every day. BNP leaders and activists are being arrested and sent to jail on false charges in different parts of the country including Dhaka, Jashore at the behest of the ruling party for protesting against these misrule and violent incidents,” he said.

Fakhrul said totally false charges have been brought against 21 leaders and activists of BNP, Jubo Dal and Chhatra Dal in Jashore, including the district BNP’s joint convener Delwar Hossain Khokon.

He demanded the withdrawal of false cases and release of BNP leaders and activists in Dhaka and Jashore districts immediately