Dhaka, Dec 9 (Just News): BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia today said that the human rights index in Bangladesh has gone “below the zero” as the Awami League-led government is “indulged in repressive and undemocratic rules”.
“The country has been turned into a killing ground and its human right situation has gone below the zero as the ruling quarter snatched people’s human and democratic rights forcibly by holding a unilateral election on January 5, 2014,” Khaleda Zia said.
Khaleda Zia, also a former prime minister, urged the countrymen to be united to get rid of the situation and to restore the country’s democracy.
In a press statement, Khaleda Zia made the appeal today on the eve of the World Human Rights Day to be observed on December 10.
Claiming that Bangladesh is passing through a tough time, Khaleda Zia said the ruling quarter has been snatching people’s fundamental rights through “letting loose reckless torture and repression”.
The people of different communities including journalists, rights groups, teachers, students, women, children and leaders and activists of the opponent political parties have been passing through an insecure situation, she added.