Killers should not have equal rights in independent state: Nasim
28 May 2015, Nirapad News: Awami League Presidium Member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim today said the killers should not have equal rights in an independent country.
“We can’t bow down to those conspirators because in an independent state of ours there can’t be any right of the killers. Those who killed people and torched people to death and public and private properties should not have equal rights. Equal rights should be ensured for the common people,” he said.
Mohammad Nasim said this while speaking as the chief guest at a cover unveiling ceremony of two books authored by journalist Amar Saha and journalist Zahidul Islam at VIP Lounge of the National Press Club on Topkhana Road in the city.
Former Information Secretary Syed Margub Morshed chaired the function, also addressed, among others, by Chief Information Commissioner Prof Dr Golam Rahman, chairman of the Finance Committee of Bangladesh Bar Council SM Rezaul Karim, director of Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital Prof Dr Uttam Kumar Barua and chairman of Bangladesh Homeopathy Board Dr Dilip Kumar Roy.
Mohammad Nasim said, “Pakistan has been indulging in repeated conspiracies against Bangladesh as it could not forget the humiliation of defeat in 1971. It has been conspiring against the country giving a challenge to an elected government. The ulterior motive behind such conspiracies is to topple the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”
Criticizing the BNP for giving indulgence to the police in arresting anyone under Section 54 of the CrPC, the senior AL leader said the party, which talks about humanity, also appealed against the high verdict against the Section 54.
He said necessary actions have taken in accordance with the court instruction.
“Court verdict had already been handed down on the Section 54 and the Section 167. We had never ever supported torture of any person without trial for days together. The verdict was delivered earlier but Khaleda Zia then appealed against the verdict (in the court),” Mohammad Nasim added.