Autocrats use communalism to stay in power: Dr Kamal

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 18:18, Oct 18, 2019 | Updated : 18:26, Oct 18, 2019

Jatiya Oikya Front Convener and Gano Forum chief Kamal Hossain speaks to media at the party headquarters in the city’s Motijheel on Wednesday (Jan 30). FILE PHOTOAutocrat rulers nourish communalism to create divisions among people in a bid to stay in power, said Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain.
“Those who want to continue autocratic rule, they create divisions among people and use the communalism for their parochial party interests. The autocratic rule can be removed if people remain united. We must spread the call for unity to all localities, districts and villages,” he said on Friday (Oct 18).
Dr Kamal, who also leads Jatiya Oikya Front, was speaking at a programme organised by a political platform, Muktijote, in Dhaka.
Calling the people to get united, Dr Kamal said, "We’ll get effective democracy and be able to establish people’s governance at all levels, including district and local ones if we only can get united.”
The Oikya Front chief said they are giving importance to the national unity to bring the country under the control of people.
“As per the constitution, people are the owners of the country, not any temporary government. Even, a legal government is only the representative of the country’s owners. Those who grab power illegally, they are nothing, but the usurpers of power,” Kamal said.
Speaking at the programme, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-ROB) President ASM Abdur Rob said the incumbent government does not allow people to hold meetings, rallies and express opinions for ‘lack of’ the rule of law and democracy.
The country is now run as per the ‘whims of one person’ as the government has destroyed all the state institutions, he said.
Rob said the nation was annihilated through the killing of BUET student Abrar for speaking against the government.
“The government will face the fall for the murder of Abrar,” he warned.
Gono Forum General Secretary Dr Reza Kibria alleged that the incumbent government don't run the state for the sake of the country.
"They (government) not only loot banks, share markets but also take away people rights to vote," he said.