The National Human Rights Commission neither held any programme nor anyone from the commission attended any programme marking International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on Sunday, triggering criticism.
A number of commission officials told New Age that they were not sure if any programme was organised or any of the commissioners attended any programme marking the day.
Jurist Shahdeen Malik said that the commission turned into a place of retired bureaucrats.
Dhaka University law professor Mizanur Rahman, who served as the commission chairman between June 2010 and June 2016 for two terms, also criticised the role of the commission for not observing the day and said in past he used to attend the programme marking the day.
Commission chairman Nasima Begum, a retired secretary, said she could not make it as long as she was sick.
She, however, said that the commission did not endorse the act of enforced disappearance.
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