Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Friday alleged that the law enforcement and intelligence agencies of the government appeared as ‘super editor’ of mass media and the Digital Security Act helped them in their effort. Addressing a short rally in front of the party central office after leading a procession demanding imprisoned BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s immediate release and proper treatment, he alleged that publishing of reports now depended on the whims of the government.
’That is why, intelligence agencies are preparing fake and fabricated stories against the opposition parties and some of the media houses are publishing them under big headlines,’ he alleged.
He further alleged that some media, being influenced by the government, were publishing negative news against BNP and its acting chairperson Tarique Rahman.
The government was doing so after it failed to destroy the BNP which they planned to do by keeping Khaleda in jail in a false case.
Regarding Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s remark that BNP was ’doing politics’ with Khaleda’s treatment in view, he said that BNP was not doing so, rather the government was making a mockery of Khaleda’s treatment.
Mentioning that Obaidul had to travel abroad for treatment, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi demanded proper treatment of 74-year-old Khaleda in a specialised hospital.
’You are so inhuman that you are making a mockery of Khaleda’s treatment and obstructing her in securing bail as per the due process of the law.’
Earlier, the procession organised by BNP and its front organisations was brought out from the party central office and ended at the same place by parading through the adjacent areas.