Fragile rule of law leads to brutality in society: Mizanur
13 August 2015, Nirapad News: Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Dr Mizanur Rahman on Thursday said the fragile state of the country’s rule of law leads to brutality in a society.
“The fragile state of the country’s rule of law is one of the prime reasons behind rise in the incidents of brutality and social unrest. In some cases, it’s hard to believe there’s rule of law in our society. We must come out of the culture of lawlessness,” he said.
The NHRC boss came up with the remarks while addressing a discussion on citizens’ responsibility to stop brutality organised by Swammilito Nagarik Samaj.
Taking a swipe at IGP AKM Shahidul Haque’s recent remarks that “bloggers and free-thinkers shouldn’t cross the limit,” Dr Mizanur said such comments conveyed a wrong message to people and it would provoke religious fanatics as they might think the government is in favour of them.
Observing that political leaders and political parties are also responsible for provoking brutality among people, he said if there is a belief in society that who have link with a political party are above the law, no matter whatever crime they do, it instigates them to be violent.
Dr Mizanur stressed modifying the education system and eliminating corruption from society in a bid to prevent degradation of moral and social values.
Chaired by Qazi Kholiquzzaman, the programme was addressed, among others, by former Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank Khandkar Ibrahim Khaled, Dhaka University (DU) Psychology department Prof Dr Azizur Rahman, DU Criminology Department Chairman Zia Ahmed and M Hamid.