Govt asked to trace Michael Chakma immediately

Staff Correspondent | Published: 02:01, Aug 04,2019 | Updated: 02:04, Aug 04,2019


The National Committee against Fascism and Imperialism forms a human chain in Dhaka on Saturday, protesting against enforced disappearance, killing and crossfire and demanding return of Michael Chakma. — New Age photo

Leaders of National Committee against Fascism and Imperialism on Saturday at a rally called on the government to trace the whereabouts of Michael Chakma, who went missing in April on his way to Dhaka from Narayanganj.

Michel, general secretary of the United Workers’ Democratic Front and an organiser of United People’s Democratic Front, has remained traceless since April 9.

The committee held the rally in front of National Press Club demanded the government should trace the whereabouts of Michael without any delay and return him back to his family.

Faiezul Hakim, secretary of Jatiya Mukti Council, said the government could not avoid responsibility of Michael Chakma’s disappearance and they should trace him immediately and should return him to his family. 

The government was avoiding their responsibilities to the people as they were elected through a farcical election held on December 30, in 2018, so the people were suffering from dengue and flood, Faiezul said.

Revolutionary Workers Party general secretary Saiful Huq said that extra-judicial killing and enforced disappearances still taking place in the country.

‘We will allow no extra judicial killing and forced disappearances and government should stop it,’ Saiful said.

Chaired by national committee central leader Omar Tarique Chowdhury, the rally was addressed, among others by its central leaders Jafar Hossain, Hasan Fakri, Nasiruddin Elan, Afroza Islam, Nirupa Chakma and Hasibur Rahman.

The rally was followed by a procession that paraded different city roads.

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