Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday strongly condemned ‘barbaric’ attacks on peaceful programmes of students agitating for quota reforms in public services.
He demanded an immediate peaceful solution to the quota reform issues through discussions with the agitating students.
Fakhrul also demanded unconditional release of arrested demonstrators.
In a statement, he said that the Awami League government’s anti-people activities had now been exposed in an ugly way.
He said that the government did not hesitate to suppress any voice or people’s demands as it continued to ignore their rightful and logical demands.
The secretary general said that the government, instead of keeping the promise made earlier by the prime minister in parliament over quota reform, was letting loosing the student wing of the ruling party on agitators in various educational institutions.
He also criticised the role of police saying that arresting agitators never bore the mark of a ‘healthy mentality’.
Fakhrul said, ‘No individual with a conscience can accept in any way demonstrations of such cruelty breaching the commitment that came from the highest level.’
He said that the students who were carrying out the movement were equivalent to ‘our children’. ‘Inhuman and cruel behaviour with them using law enforcers or ruling party’s organisation is very shameful.’
He strongly condemned the government’s ‘unjust’ and ‘barbaric’ behaviour of not accepting the demands of the student agitators.
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