Sunday, November 11, 2007

STATEMENT:State of Emergency has become the Main Obstacle in the Path of Protection of Human Rights

Adv. Shahanur Islam Saikot Programme Manager-Legal & Human Rights The army backed care taker government declared state of emergency on 11 January 2007 at eve of taking power as caretaker government under article 141 of the constitution. As per constitution its duration will be maximum 120 days. The prevailing situation of the country does not demand further extension of the period of emergency in Bangladesh. but the army backed caretaker government under the direction of the invisible government, the directorate general of forces of intelligence (DGFI) might have been unable to lift state of emergency. It is a common perception of the conscious people of the nation that the DG Maj. Gen. Golam Mohammad, Director Brig. Gen. Fazlul bari chowdhury and Director Brig. Gen. Amin of DGFI are directly linked up with Jamat-e-Islami politices and its chief Matiur Rahman Nizami. Thier main aim is to promote Jamat-e-Islami in to power to make Bangladesh in to Islamic sate. Their secret blueprint is to break two main political parties Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) so that Jamat can appear as a bigger political party. In this process the disintegrated AL & BNP will not achieve majority seats in the next parliament election. In that situation Jamat will come to the forefront to from the next government with that target in view the DGFI officials have almost set a particular decision making body inside the care taker government with direct assistance of law adviser Moinul Hossain, ACC chairman Lt. Gen. Hasan Mashud Chowdhury & principal staff officer LT. Gen. Masud Uddin Chowdhury. The DGFI has illegally appointed temporary legal advisors from the lawyers with the payment from the secret source money (S.S. money. The mode of their operations is as follows: 1. Use popular slogan of anti corruption drive against the politicians in the context of massive corruption on during BNP –Jamat alliance govt. from 2001 to 2006. 2. Use emergency rule to pick up any body from any where at any time, tight his eyes and take him to unknown destination that almost like abduction. 3. With tight eyes and making the body fully naked put the arrested person in to dark hole with full of ice for couple of hours. 4. Next put him in to a heated room again for a couple of hours. 5. Next therapy is electrical shock. 6. Interrogation take his statement as per the desire of the DGFI officials which is also recurs did in CD. 7. On the basis of that forced statement the legal advisors make out cases against any targeted person. 8. Now the said person is brought to a police station with that written statement as prepared by the legal advisors of the DGFI to lodge a case against the targeted politicians. 9. After instituting a case, which may be false the law enforcing agencies guided by the DGFI get the plea of legal backing to arrest the alleged person and put him in to detention under emergency rule for indefinite period. 10. DGFI with their notorious activities has terrorized the political leaders, workers, business communities, police authorized, civil society of Bangladesh. 11. Under the tactics of such terrorization the DGFI is forcing anybody to become the complainant against their targeted popular political leaders to assassinate and prolong detention without allowing even to submit a prayer for bail. To justify those notorious activities against severe violation of Human rights the emergency rules are being used as a wonderful shield. Under the present situation without having any political conflict, war with any country, serious natural calamities the continuation of state of emergency is aimed at terrorizing the peaceful civil society to materialize the blue print of DGFI to bring Jamat in to power to make Bangladesh a Islamic State like Afganistan. Immediate withdrawal of emergency is urgently required to save democracy and human rights from the hand of notorious DGFI.