Pro-BNP lawyers on Tuesday threatened to go for a movement if the government does not let Khaleda Zia go abroad for medical treatment by Saturday next.
"We’re giving the government four days--Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (to meet our demand). Or else, we lawyers will go on a hunger-strike across the country on Sunday,” said advocate Fazlur Rahman, member secretary of Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum (BJAF).
Speaking at a rally, he also warned that they will gradually intensify the movement to force the government to accept their demand.
“Time will come when the people of the country will hit the streets with processions, and the streets will see the heat of the fire. And that day is not far away. Let's start a movement to take Khaleda Zia abroad,” Rahman said.
BJAF arranged the programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club demanding Khaleda’s medical care abroad.
Fazlur Rahman urged Law Minister Anisul Huq to find out a legal option to send Khaleda out of the country for treatment. “The law is not bigger than human life.”
Speaking at the programme, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the government can allow the BNP chief to go abroad for treatment under section 401 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). “The usurper government, not the law, is an obstacle here.”