Bangladesh's democracy lying beneath the grave: Zafrullah Chowdhury
Published : Saturday, 17 October, 2020 at 10:34 PM Count : 194
Ganashasthya Kendra founder and trustee Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury has said, "Bangladesh's democracy is now lying beneath the grave, and a mentally sick government is dancing on it."
He was speaking at a discussion organised in observance of the 6th anniversary of death of language veteran Abdul Matin at Ganashasthya Kendra in Dhaka on Saturday.
Referring to the prime minister's Friday's comment that none remains hungry in the country, Dr Zafrullah said, "Perhaps, it's true. Though people don't face hunger, they suffer from acute malnutrition, which is also bad. If people remain hungry, they will take to street and become agitated. Since people get food, they are not willing to take part in movement. It's called the capitalism."
Dr Zafrullah also called the country's youth to launch a mass movement to free the country's masses from repression and exploitation. "I'm hopeful that only you be able to restore democracy in Bangladesh. Otherwise, no change will come to this country. You must be readied to build a welfare state though a midterm election."
The discussion was also participated by former DUCSU VP Nurul Huq Nuru.
He said rape culture wouldn't stop through the introduction of death penalty. Rapes cannot be contained by pronouncing hanging of the convicts by death. Rather, it requires to address the culture of impunity which has developed in the country.
With Bhasani Followers' Council presidium meber Nayeem Jahangir in the chair, the discussion was also addressed by Ganasanghati Andolon's chief coordinator Jonayed Saki.