Gonoshasthaya Kendra Founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury on Sunday said that the Digital Security Act has dishonoured the spirit of 7 March as Bangladesh approaches the 50th anniversary of independence.
Dr Zafrullah also said that in order restore democracy and the spirit of the liberation war, the young generation must revolt against this law and send it back to its grave.
Dr Zafrullah made the statement while speaking at a discussion titled 'Expectations and Achievements in 50 Years of Independence' organised by Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad at Purana Paltan in the capital.
Zafrullah Chowdhury said, "Many things need to change, especially the judiciary and its spineless judges. Many laws need to be reformed; some laws need to be sent to the grave."
Regarding the custodial death of writer Mustaq Ahmed, he said that Mushtaq died because the spineless judges did not grant him bail and as a result, they cannot avoid the responsibility of his death. "The judges should also be brought under trial for their actions," he added.
Bangladesh Kalyan Party Chairman Retd Maj Gen Syed Muhammad Ibrahim, former Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) Vice President Nurul Haque Nur, Jahangirnagar University faculty Abdul Latif Masum, Dhaka University faculty Abu Musa Arif Billah, former Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad President Naeem Jahangir, Senior Supreme Court legal practitioners Advocate Mohsin Rashid and Advocate Khademul Islam, Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad Acting Convener Md Rashed Khan, Joint Convener Farooq Hasan, Bangladesh Juba Odhikar Parishad Convener Ataullah, Bangladesh Workers Rights Council Convener Abdur Rahman, Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad Joint Conveners Shakiluzzaman, Ariful Islam Adib, Mahfuz Rahman were present at the programme alongside other members of the organisations.