Dhaka, July 23: Strongly denouncing the attack on Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman in Kushtia, former President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury-led Jukta front on Monday urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to rein in the evil forces.In a statement on behalf of Jukta Front, B Chowdhury, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president ASM Abdur Rob and Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna also voiced surprise and anger over the attack on Mahmudur.
“The journalist community and the country’s people are aggrieved and shocked over the physical attack on Mahmudur Rahman,” the statement said.
The Jukta front leaders also said the government should be ashamed of such attack as it is an onslaught on democracy which put the lives and dignity of journalists at stake. “It’ll also be considered as an attack on the judiciary.”
Under the circumstances, the trio questioned, how they could expect a fair election in the country.
They called upon people to rally round the Jukta Front in the interest of the restoration of democracy in the country.
“We’ hope good sense we’ll prevail upon the government as the last chance for them is going to be over. We request the Prime Minister to rein in the evil forces,” the statement reads.