Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday ‘condemned’ and ‘protested’ at ‘unwarranted’ presence of law enforcers at the residence of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal faction president ASM Abdur Rab during a meeting with political parties leaders and eminent persons of civil society on Thursday.
She also protested at the police for issuance urgency to end the meeting quickly.
Police cordoned off the house of ASM Abdur Rab Thursday evening as he invited leaders of different political parties to a tea party.
In a statement, Khaleda, former prime minister, said police intervention in the meeting of senior leaders of political parties at the residence of ASM Abdur Rab again proved that the ‘state is now ‘inhumane’ and ‘extreme anti-people’.
Police entered the house of eminent politician ASM A Rab with an evil motive, she said in the statement signed by BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
The key purpose of it was to create a serious fear in society and state so that none can utter any sound against the government, she said.
Khaleda said police was used to obstruct meeting at ASM A Rab’s house as a part of the incumbent government’s various ways to eliminate its opponent to keep up absolute power with the aid of law enforcement agencies.
There is no rule of law in the country due to absence of democracy, she said adding that as a result law enforcement agencies have now become desperate.
Khaleda said the present ‘unelected’ government crossed the limit to push the country into the darkness of one party’s misrule.
Political parties, social and religious organisations not only could hold their meetings and rallies at open places rather they were obstructed also to hold indoor meeting and discussion due to the government’s extremely crossed the limit, she said.
Either police obstruction or in some cases attack were unleashed on to thwart the meeting and discussion, she said adding that social crimes got pampered due to giving police license to suppress opposition party and opposing opinions .
The BNP chairperson asked the government to step aside from path of ‘anti-people’ and ‘oppression’, otherwise it has to accept the consequences of all autocrats faced in era after era.
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