Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said that without establishing a democratic rule in the country it would not be possible to establish rights of women in society.
‘It is unfortunate for us that we have failed to establish a democratic rule in the country even after 50 years of the country’s independence,’ said Fakhrul while inaugurating a procession of the Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal, women front of the BNP, to mark International
Women’s Day in front of the party’s central office in Dhaka.
The government has captured democratic rights of people and women cannot move freely in society as the government has failed to ensure security for women, Fakhrul said.
It will be possible for us to defeat the ‘autocratic Awami League government’ if men and women unitedly start movements for restoration of democracy, he said.
Mahila Dal president Afroza Abbas, who chaired the rally, said that during ‘the Awami League misrule’ women were mostly facing repressions and deprived of their rights.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and central leader Abdus Salam and Mahila Dal general secretary Sultana Ahmed and central leaders Helen Zerin Khan and Jahan Panna, among others, spoke at the rally.
The rally was followed by a procession that paraded different roads of Naya Paltan.
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