“We will hurtle towards civil war if situation is not resolved”- says B Chowdhory
6 February 2015, Nirapad news: AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury doubts if there is no dialogue between two political parties to cool down tension then it may plunge into a civil war. He also wants a judicial investigation into the current political violence to identify the perpetrators.
“We’re afraid of civil wars, country is passing through a critical phase.” – he said in a discussion in Dhaka on Friday.
The BNP-led alliance, which boycotted the 2014 general elections, is enforcing a violent blockade demanding a snap election under a ‘neutral’ government.
Over 50 people have been killed, mostly in arson attacks, since Jan 5 when BNP chief Khaleda Zia called the blockade.
But it is trading charges with the government over the violence. Khaleda has been accused in several cases as the one who ‘instigated’ the bloodshed.
” will hurtle towards civil war if situation is not resolved,” he said.
The former president urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who leads the ruling Awami League, to make the first move.He also asked Khaleda to prepare for talks.
“The only way to solve this crisis is a dialogue,” he said. “. Bikalpadhara chief urged Hasina to try to understand what the people want.
Badruddoza announced a day long hunger strike on Feb 14 demanding a Hasina-Khaleda talks.
He also criticised a senior minister for dubbing the BNP chief ‘stupid’. “It can’t be political language,” he said.