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AB Party election boycott campaign attacked, 2 injured

  • Leaflets set on fire 
  • ‘This election is nothing but a staged drama’
Update : 04 Jan 2024, 09:22 PM

Amar Bangladesh Party’s (AB Party) election boycott campaign was allegedly attacked by Chhatra League members on Thursday afternoon in the Bijoy Nagar area in Dhaka.

The student wing of the ruling party allegedly attacked and injured two AB party activists, and set their leaflets on fire. 

Tajul Islam, joint convenor of the AB Party, and advocate of the Supreme Court, said that this election is nothing but a staged drama. 

“Everything has already been decided which would only be announced on Sunday. Voters' presence on the day would not make any difference this time round; hence, we actively discourage the nation from taking part in it which would only give legitimacy to this unelected government,” he added.

Asaduzzaman Fuaad, a barrister-at-law and Joint Member Secretary of the AB Party, held a follow-up briefing on Thursday evening protesting the incident earlier. 

He said: “Our constitution guaranteed the right to free speech, expression, conscience and political association. It was a clear breach of our fundamental rights that we have been attacked while observing the most peaceful programs like leaflet distribution. Using every method to force voters through creating fear, intimidation, threats using ruling party goons, law enforcement agencies and the judiciary would not give necessary legitimacy to this illegal government.”

The 12th national polls is scheduled for Sunday. 

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