Senior leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party in separate programmes on Monday urged the government to submit the real health report of imprisoned BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to the Supreme Court on December 5 and her immediate release to avail proper treatment at the place of her choice.
They also alleged that the government did not allow the imprisoned party leader’s relatives to meet her as the government had plans to cause harms to the leader.
‘Party chairperson Khaleda Zial is ill, seriously ill. Relatives are not allowed now to meet her. We suspect whether she was providing with maltreatment in the name of treatment to harm her,’ BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas said, addressing a demonstration organised by Gournadi upazila and municipality and Agailjhara upazila units of BNP demanding immediate release of BNP assistant organising secretary Akan Quddusur Rahman.
BNP leaders alleged that Khaleda’s relatives on November 24 appealed to prison authorities to meet her but yet to get any response.
Abbas urged the government to submit the real report of Khaleda’s health to the SC on December 5, the date scheduled for hearing on Khaleda’s bail petition, so that her true health condition could be known and she could get justice.
Criticising Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s recent comment that BNP had no ability to launch movement, he asked the AL leader to come to streets without the police and said that the government began to arrest BNP leaders and activists, being frightened before launching movement.
Besides, BNP and its front organisations brought out a procession from Kalabagan Bus Stand in the capital demanding immediate and unconditional release of the party chairperson.
The procession ended in a short rally near Lab Aid Hospitals where the party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that though Khaleda’s health was deteriorating, the government’s people were claiming she was in good health.
He said that the government’s cruel behaviour towards Khaleda was tantamount to that of the world’s defamed autocrats.
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