Civil society reacts sharply to Abrar’s gruesome murder
Dr Iftekharuzzaman, Transparency International Bangladesh's (TIB), executive director said that the killer belong to the ruling government should be brought to justice.
"Their crime is against the Constitution. According to the country's Constitution, everyone has a right to express their opinion I mean the freedom of expression. This right is being violated by the Awami League supporters through the murder of BUET student Abrar Fahad," he said while talking to the Daily Observer.
Abrar has expressed his views regarding the Feni water distribution, putting facts and figure like any one and because of that we have lost such a precious student from country's
highest educational institution, he said.
"This is very alarming and gives a clear hint to the threat to people's lives by holding people hostage by a certain group of people," he said.
If such acts are continued then it will create some unrest in every strata of the society therefore government should take stern actions against the killers.
Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, former vice chancellor of Dhaka University, said that the entire group of people involved in the torture and death of Abrar Fahad must be punished.
It is the responsibility of the civil society and educators to raise their voice against such crimes and force the law enforcement agencies to take effective actions.
"We have to understand that if we fail to carry out our responsibly, then we will lose all moral rights to talk about it and preach morality, democracy and rule of law," he said.
Condemning such acts, Rasheda K Choudhury, Executive Director of Campaign for Popular Education, said that the law enforcement agencies must take effective steps so that no killer would escape the law.
Criticizing the present education system of the country, Rasheda, former adviser to the caretaker government, said that the current education does not carry any principle and ethics therefore students can cause such barbaric acts.
"This is unacceptable and as a citizen of this country I think that this is an alarming situation and clearly gives a message that we all are in a difficult situation," she added.
"If such trend goes on then we will lose our cultural values and norms and we will fail to gain respect from others as a nation," she said.
Demanding exemplary punishment, she said that government should ensure a speedy punishment so that no one dares to commit such crimes.
Prof Dr Saiful Islam, Vice Chancellor of BUET, refused to make any comments.