Nurul Haque Nur, former vice president of Dhaka University Central Student Union and joint convener of the Bangladesh Student Rights Council, has protested the heinous attack on teachers, workers and trainee lawyers, comparing the attack to the 25 March attack by Pakistani forces.
In a human chain held in front of the National Press Club on Tuesday afternoon, Nur said the so-called "freedom fighters" had launched a vicious attack on the movement for logical demands.
Accusing the government of acting out of fear of losing power, Nurul Haque Nur said that citizens' support for the current administration has dwindled, and their farewell bell has tolled.
Bangladesh Student-Youth-Workers Rights Council organised the human chain and protest march at the press club on Tuesday morning to protest the attacks on teachers, workers, and trainee lawyers.
Addressing the present government, Haque said, "If you want an honourable send-off, take immediate action with all political parties and organisations to build a neutral government for election. Or else, you must say goodbye in the face of this mass movement. The people are angry, regardless of all your excuses and dramas."
He said attacks are carried out on workers, teachers, and lawyers in the dead of night during the month of victory while the so-called Liberation War government is in power. Whenever anyone makes a logical and just demand to the government and takes to the streets, the government realises their throne is shaken. Operating out of fear, they then seek ways to silence the people through repression.
On the Rohingya issue, Nur said the government has been bypassing the international community on the international issue from the very beginning. The administration has not been able to solve the Rohingya problem thanks to influence wielded by our friendly neighbour India.
Now, the government is in a complicated dilemma with regards to the Rohingya issue. The UN and other development partners cautioning against transferring Rohingyas in Bashan Char. Ignoring all feedback, the government is impeding the way to a possible solution by taking the Rohingyas to Bashan Char, he added.
Regarding the demolition of the sculpture, Nur said, "We also want justice for the vandalism of Bangabandhu's sculpture. I demand a judicial inquiry into this incident."