Midterm polls only way to quell current movement: Zafrullah
Speaking at a human-chain programme, Dr Zafrullah, said, “Let’s continue the movement uniting people until a midterm election is held and democracy is restored.”
Jatiyatabadi Sangrami Dal arranged the programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club protesting the rape of women and children and violence against them.
Pointing at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Zafrullah, also a freedom fighter, said she cannot resolve the current problems in the country alone without restoring democracy.
“Why is the Prime Minister afraid of elections? Give a midterm election to restore democracy to cure the social diseases. You should bring an overall change and make a commission to talk to all (for arranging a credible election),” he said.
He also voiced deep concern over the rise in rape incidents and urged the government to ensure equal rights of women and their security so that they can move alone.
Referring to ‘widespread corruption in the health sector’, the freedom fighter said the government has become a ‘champion of theft’.