8 September 2020, Tue, 9:31

Secretary General exchanges views with the journalists; urges to take stand against government’s undemocratic activities

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Secretary General and former lawmaker Professor Golam Porwar has urged all to raise voice against ongoing extra judicial killings and also to restore democracy, rule of law and human rights. He said this while exchanging views with the media activists.

A view exchanging meeting held today between the Jamaat leaders and several editors and reporters of various media platforms. Jamaat’s central Publicity Affairs Secretary Matiur Rahman Akanda presided over the program. Party’s Secretary General and former member of Parliament Professor Mia Golam Porwar attended the meeting as the chief guest.

Addressing the presence, Mia Golam Porwar said, democracy does not exist in the country anymore. The opposition parties have no space to disclose their views. The judicial system and rule of law are being subdued frequently. According to the media reports, a significant number of people are becoming the victims of extra judicial killings. Structurally, there are law and the judicial system. If a person commits a crime, he must be tried as per the law. The constitution does not give the authority to anybody to conduct extra judicial killings. The present government has failed to address citizen’s basic crisis and necessities.

He stated that, public lives and properties are not safe. Miscreants are getting into the house of an UNO in Dinajpur and attacked him mercilessly. This incident proves that no one is secured now. People are afraid of hospital treatment due to unprecedented corruption, false reports and mismanagement of the health sector. The government is mulling to amend electoral laws in order to linger its one-party rule. The voice of the journalists and the media are also being suppressed as the authority has enacted digital security act and now, they are making separate registration mandatory for the media and its online version. As such, space for free media are getting extremely rigid.

Professor Porwar urged the media activists to take stand against undemocratic and fascist activities. He also called upon the presence to publish real picture of the country in their respective media platform.