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Now police regulate democracy, alleges BNP

Taking a swipe at the government for not allowing the party to hold its rally in the capital, BNP on Wednesday alleged that the functioning of democracy in Bangladesh now largely depends on police.
Quoting BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi UNB said, “The government is using law enforcers like its party men to foil opposition’s rallies and meetings. Bangladesh’s democracy is now regulated by police.
Democratic spaces are determined by police.”

He came up with the allegation while speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.

Rizvi said the government has shackled BNP’s democratic rights to holding rallies in fear of losing its power. “The government fears public rallies as it has imposed misrule on people. Bangladesh, we think, has now become an ideal police state with misrule.”

He alleged that government has got desperate to suppress BNP leaders and activists as the siren of its fall is ringing all around.

Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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