BNP on Thursday termed ‘dangerous’ the arrest of female students who waged a movement seeking safe roads by law enforcers. “Detectives are arresting female students one after another. Picking such adolescent girls up is an alarming sign,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. The BNP leader came up with the remarks while speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka, reports UNB.
Rizvi alleged that over a hundred students have been arrested and thousands others made accused in 51 cases filed with different police stations in the capital on false charge of provoking violence on social media during the safe-road movement.
He said the student movement shook the conscience of people as they showed the right path. “The Prime Minister also said the children and adolescents showed a path. But theyre now getting scared seeing the path the government is now showing them.”
The BNP leader said the students are being sent to jail after serious repression on remand. “The head of the government has indulged in a brutal game of revenge on children and adolescents, frightening the guardians over their childrens lives.”
He said the government is not sparing even female students as police arrested Eden College student and quota reform leader Lutfur Nahar Luma from Sirajganj, 12 hours after the arrest of Dhaka University student Tasnim Emi. “The way the government is repressing the innocent students it has outshined all the fascist regimes in the world,” Rizvi said.
He alleged that the government has also turned desperate to eliminate the opposition by abusing power out of its political vengeance.
The BNP leader said the government is not only depriving Khaleda Zia of justice, but also of medical treatment as she is very sick.
He demanded the government free Khaleda before Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated in the country on August 22.