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BNP: Govt trying to control the media

  • Published at 08:02 pm January 28th, 2019
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'People are getting deeply worried since law enforcers are engaging in criminal acts'

BNP on Monday alleged that the government is trying to control the media, gag the opposition and stifle any form of criticism towards them.

"The media is being monitored and regulated regularly by a dark shadow after the national election so that no can say anything against the government," said BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.

He was speaking at a press conference at BNP's Nayapaltan central office, reports UNB.

The BNP leader said the one-party rule has now reached such a level in the country where people have no right to raise their voices. "People are subjected to harassment and repression by police if they dissent. People now will have to praise only an individual and a party. Or else, they may face imprisonment or severe punishment."

He alleged that the country's law and order situation deteriorated seriously after the election as the incidents of rape, abduction, killing, enforced disappearance and robbery are on the rise.

The BNP leader said though the law enforcement agencies are expected to ensure public safety, they themselves have now become the cause of fear for the people. "Some law enforcers were arrested yesterday (Sunday) for their involvement in various offences like killing and rape."

"People are getting deeply worried since law enforcers are engaging in criminal acts. Law is now controlled by the government," he added.

He also said the government is restoring to various ploys to prolong BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's stay in jail by delaying her bail.

The BNP leader demanded the government take immediate steps to release Khaleda and other leaders and activists of the party who were arrested in different “ghost cases”.