BNP on Saturday alleged that the incidents of killing, rape and other social crimes marked a sharp rise due to serious slide in law and order situation.
"They've created an anarchic situation across the country, the law and order situation extremely collapsed, now we see people are being stabbed to death in broad daylight," said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Speaking at a human-chain programme, he further said that the incidents of rape, dacoity and plundering are growing while people have no security of their lives with the deteriorating law and order situation.
Referring to newspaper reports, the BNP leader also said 12 people are killed every hour on average either by in road accident or other killing incidents.
BNP's Dhaka south city unit arranged the programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club demanding the release of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia and another leader Habibun Nabi Khan Sohel.