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NHRC: End anarchy in transport sector, accept students’ demands

  • Published at 11:51 am August 4th, 2018
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National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque UNB/File Photo

The call, made by NHRC Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque, came through a press release on Friday

National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh (NHRC) has urged the government to realize road safety demands made by the students and end anarchy in the transportation sector. 

The call, made by NHRC Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque, came through a press release on Friday. 

Stating that safety on the road is a human right, Kazi Reazul said in the statement: “It has come to the NHRC’s notice that unskilled drivers, unfit vehicles and mismanagement on the roads have turned the streets into death traps, which is unacceptable.

“Harassment of some officials responsible for granting vehicle registration, drivers’ license, fitness certificate and route permit, and irregularities of a number of transport owners is also contributing to the problem.”

The NHRC chairman continued: “We condemn the attack on protesting children and urge the officials concerned to ensure security of these students engaged in the ongoing movement.

“We welcome the prime minister’s initiative to end the crisis affecting the transportation sector and express solidarity with the families of the two road crash victims who lost their lives in the Dhaka Airport Road accident.”

In the press release, the NHRC demanded exemplary punishment of those responsible for the ongoing unrest in the transportation sector, and drivers who are responsible for deaths on highways.

The NHRC plans to organize a discussion on August 6 for proposing a list of recommendations on easing the crisis in the transport sector.