BNP on Saturday alleged that Bangladesh Monetary Intelligence Unit (BFIU) of the central financial institution sought the checking account particulars of 11 journalist leaders as a part of a authorities transfer to gag the media.
“The federal government has lengthy been enacting numerous black legal guidelines to suppress the media. They’re now attempting to close on-line information portals via court docket,” mentioned BNP senior joint secretary basic Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Talking at a protest rally within the metropolis’s Nayabazar space, he additionally mentioned the Bangladesh Financial institution has now began harassing journalists by sending letters to them (searching for their checking account particulars) to silence them. “Principally, they’re taking these steps to gag the media and suppress folks.”
Native BNP leaders and activists organized the programme protesting a ‘false’ marketing campaign in opposition to BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and his members of the family.
The BFIU has just lately issued letters to industrial banks asking for particulars of financial institution accounts of 11 journalist leaders.
Rizvi alleged that Awami League leaders — from the Prime Minister to ministers –have been finishing up propaganda in opposition to Zia and his members of the family to mislead folks. “However folks have turned down the false campaigns with hatred.”
He mentioned the federal government has didn’t ship on all fronts as its essential focus is on corruption, not on folks’s welfare.
“The federal government set a brand new file of corruption in Bangladesh historical past throughout its present tenure. It has misplaced the bottom beneath its toes. The worldwide neighborhood has additionally turned its again on the federal government,” the BNP chief mentioned.
Rizvi mentioned completely different nations on the earth are additionally calling for the restoration of democracy in Bangladesh alongside the nation’s folks. “America, the UK, and the European Union are mounting stress for strengthening democracy in Bangladesh.”
He mentioned their celebration along with folks will pressure the present authorities to revive democracy within the nation.