BNP on Saturday alleged that the government has unleashed a fascist and repressive rule in the country by shutting down all the avenues of justice for people.
In a statement, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, “The illegal regime that usurped the state power is now repressing people like a fascist. In this case, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killing are the main weapons of the ruling quarter.”
He also said people belonging to opposition parties, including BNP, are being killed selectively in the name of different drives across the country. “All the avenues of justice for people have been closed in the country.”
The statement was issued on the occasion of the United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture to be observed across the country on Sunday.
Fakhrul said the government has imposed the one-party misrule on the country since it has no accountability to people.
“Evil attempts are being made to regulate the media through intimidation and threats. “Freedom of the press is now completely at stake,” he said.
Stating that the country is going through a tough time, the BNP leader said political leaders, human rights activists, political analysts who are vocal in favour of democracy are being subjected to oppression, enforced disappearance and killing.
He said the government has continued filing 'false' cases against BNP leaders and activists and dissidents and arresting them.
“All the achievements and progress of the nation are now being lost in the darkness. Democracy is being hit the hardest by the continuance of oppression. We have to remove this anarchy,” Fakhrul said.
He alleged that BNP chairperson and former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia has been kept under house arrest by convicting her in completely untrue and fabricated cases out of the government’s vengeance.
“Despite the fact that our leader is very ill, the government is not giving her any scope to go abroad for proper such treatment. Her life has been put in danger for lack of advanced treatment,” the BNP leader said.
He urged the democracy-loving people of the country to get united and put up a resistance against all forms of oppression.