Taking to the street for protests or demonstrations are not a crime as it's the people's right in line with the Constitution, says senior BNP leader Abdullah Al Noman.
His remarks during a demo by the party in front of capital’s High Court on Tuesday (Nov 26) pressing the demand for party chief Khaleda Zia's release.
Alleging that the BNP were barred from exercising the right to freedom of speech, the BNP vice-chairman said, “The government treats criticism by us as a crime. However, the ruling party overlooks their leader’s involvements in illicit casino operations.”
The BNP leader from Chattogram has also demanded the release of Khaleda and criticized the recent price hike.
“As an opposition party, it’s our constitutional right to protest,” he said.