BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed on Friday the agreement on withdrawal of 1.82 cusec water from the Feni River by India for a water supply scheme in India's Sabroom town in Tripura.
The BNP leader also said the signing of bilateral documents with India regarding the use of Chattogram and Mongla ports and a Coastal Surveillance System is tantamount to selling the country’s sovereignty, reports UNB.
Speaking at a demonstration programme, he also said the day Buet student Abrar Fahad was killed for expressing his opinion in favour of the country should be observed as the ‘Martyr Abrar Day’.
Bangladesh Sammilita Peshajibi Parishad arranged the programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club protesting against the murder of Buet student Abrar and demanding the release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Moudud accused Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of oppressing the dissidents by setting up torture cells all over the country.
“They (BCL) have torture cells at all student halls and hostels across the country where they repress students belonging to opposition parties or the dissidents. Abrar Fahad died after being tortured for five-hours at room 2011 of Sher-e-Bangla Hall in the same style,” he said.
Abrar, 21, a resident of Buet’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall, was beaten to death early Monday reportedly by some BCL activists of the university unit following his Facebook post opposing some deals with India.
“The people don’t want to see the current government in power anymore. They want anarchy to be removed and the rule of law, freedom of press, the independence of the judiciary and peace to be restored,” he observed.
The BNP leader called upon the country’s people to get united to get rid of the current situation.
He said the government is creating a discrimination in enforcing law in the country as Jubo League leader Ismail Chowdhury Samrat was taken to hospital for treatment within two days of his arrest while three-time former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is not getting proper treatment for a long time.
Meanwhile, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Friday alleged that meritorious students are becoming killers due to the negative role of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at the educational institutions.
“Chhatra League has now become a cursed organisation … meritorious students are turning into killers due to Chhatra League after getting admitted to an institution like Buet,” he said.
Speaking at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, Rizvi also alleged that the BCL is also setting up torture cells at hostels and halls of educational institutions.
Rizvi said the BNP wants to maintain friendly relations with India based on equal dignity.
He criticised Awami League for expelling its Khulna district unit leader Sheikh Baharul Alam for a Facebook post protesting against the recent bilateral deals with India.