Senior Reporter: BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has claimed that the Awami League has created a completely controlled situation in the country.
He made the demand while addressing the Iftar program of the BNP-backed Federal Union of Journalists and Dhaka Union of Journalists at the National Press Club on Sunday.
Fakhrul said, “Today a new law is being made – the Media Workers Protection Act. The purpose of this is to ensure that there is no freedom of speech, no freedom of the press, no democracy, no one can speak against the government.
“If this law is passed, it is more likely to be passed. Because there are members of parliament in the parliament, they are tailgating. Today the country is in a state of complete control. The current situation will mature. ”
Besides demanding not to make this law, the BNP general secretary urged the journalists to forget such differences and stand against such a law.
He said, “You forget the small differences and fight unitedly to protect your own interests, to protect the interests of the media, to protect the rights of the people of Bangladesh.”
On the occasion, a crest was presented to the newly released Ruhul Amin Gazi on behalf of BFUJ.
The discussion was presided over by Federal Journalists Union President M Abdullah and conducted by Dhaka Journalists Union President Quader Gani Chowdhury. MA Aziz, Kamal Uddin Sabuj, Abdul Hai Sikder, Mostafa Kamal Majumder, Munshi Abdul Mannan, Baker Hossain, Shahidul Islam, General Secretary of National Press Club Ilyas Khan, Mursalin Nomani of Dhaka Reporters Unity, Professor Lutfur Rahman of Dhaka University Teachers Association, Dr. Professor Abdus Salam of the Association spoke.