Drama of Hasina government about extra-judicial Killing!


By Jahangir Alam Akash: “Government does not support an extra-judicial killing. This type of killing is being investigated.” This so-called statement is of home-minster Sahara Khatun’s last three governments have given such statement innumerous time. But there is no reflection of this. Nation will certainly witness, what will happen to these extra-judicial killings. Home Minster has told that investigation is running. But she never claims that justice will be done. During BNP government human killing was started in the name of extra-judicial killing. But when Awami-league goes into power they gave commitment to stop this. High-court is giving warning by terms to stop these. But nothing works. What is the reason behind this? Why government wants to continue these inhuman works? Various questions have risen.
BNP, Awami League and the last army backed caretaker government are doing fun in national and international level for this matter. Not only in international law but also in our constitution extra-judicial killing is strictly forbidden.
Home Minister Sahara khatun confesses, “it’s a commitment of the government to stop the extra-judicial killing.” But by breaking that oath around 380 extrajudicial kills have been committed during this government. In the name of anti-terrorism mission BNP-Jammat government started “Operation Clean heart” on 16 October 2002.

Then in 20004 they built a force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) by name. This force has started killing people in the name of crossfire, gunfight, encounter etc. This continuance is still going on. Alike RAB the police force along with the others are conducting the extra-judicial killings.
According to the report of the non-government organization the number of the people killed in the sector of extra-judicial killing is around 2,000. An unauthentic source says that after the formation of RAB Only in the hand of them the number is around 8,000. Except this almost all secret killings, kidnapping, unnamed dead bodies all are the after-effects of RAB. Here the example of the kidnapping of the ward commissioner Chowdhury Alam can be given.

After committing secret killing RAB convinced the necessity of the killing indirectly to the people of the nation. But after these secret killing the terrorism, murder, rape, tender, acid terrorism has not been lessened. On the other side, sexual harassment or eve teasing has been increased in a large number. The number of killing people by the mass beating is also increasing. The people are becoming bound to take the judicial system in their hand because of the faithlessness on the law and order system. Not only this, but the complain of taking money forcefully after making them afraid of killing them in crossfire is also increasing. Freedom fighter Nirapod Boiragi, meritorious Dr. Mijanur Rahman Tutul, witness of the killing of the popular leader Ahsanullah master Sumon are worthy of mention. The journalists are also the victim of the torture of RAB. F.M.Masum of the Daily New Age and Jahangir Alam Akash, editor of the Euro Bangla are among them. RAB threatened Akash to kill as he made the report that they are violating the human rights. He, himself also want to stop this extra-judicial killings.
Prime Minster told it herself. “Without the lawful justice we will not tolerate any kinds of killings. If this is done by any member of the law enforcing agency then it is a crime undoubtedly. Proper steps will be taken regarding this.” Law Minister Barrister Shafiq Ahmed told this recently in a ceremony of inaugurating the book “POLICE SOMPORKE EKSHO EKTI PROSHNO EBONG TAR UTTOR (101 questions on the police and the answers).”

Dr. Kamal Hossain , a renowned lawyer and the maker of the constitution of Bangladesh presided over the ceremony. Ex Justice Awlad Ali, Ex IG of police A.S.M. Shahjahan and Nurul Huda, executive of a non-government organization Mohsin Ali Khan, Chief executive of NAGORIK UDDAYGA Jakir Hossain, adviser of the Commonwealth Human Rights Mission Debjani Srivastov, Dr. Uttam etc were present at that meeting. The speech the law minister has given is the same. There is no new word. The responsible people of the government like to speak like this. But in reality there is no authenticity in their speech. This is a bad luck for the people of the nation. We don’t want to hear anything. We want to see the activity of the law and order. Without the law and order after killing people no country can consider itself as a civilized nation.
There was also Dr. Mijanur Rahman Khan. He said that in a civilized country no extra-judicial killing is accepted. He summoned to find out who are the culprits to continue this crossfire after the declaration of the Prime Minister. We think that the speech of a responsible person will be related to reality. He said to find out the persons who are causing this crossfire? My question is doesn’t he or the governments know the people causing crossfire? The whole nation knows that the crossfire is done by RAB. Very often the police force is also joining with this inhuman mission. And when after the declaration of the Prime Minister this crossfire is not being stopped then the RAB is much more powerful than the Prime Minister. Without this why the order is not coming to reality? The government has appointed the chief executive of RAB Khondoker HAsan Mahmud as the Inspector General of police (IG) of the police. We think that if he is brought under the remand of the tortures victim then the answer of the question will come out. Then the government or the Human Rights Commission would not have to find out the people who are causing this crossfire.

There has not been a proper investigation of the killing of the RAB. The guilty persons are not being punished. RAB official Major Rashidul Hasan Rashid is the mastermind of a lot of extra-judicial killing and torture upon the journalists and the general people. He was appointed in the peace keeping mission force of the United Nation. Now he has got promotion as Lt. colonel of Bangladesh army. We want to see the similarity among the speeches and the activities of the government. There is no alternative of establishing human rights, proper practice of democracy and the rule of law. This extra-judicial killing should be stopped immediately. At first the change in the political culture is needed for lessening terrorism, corruption and the other problems. Without this the problem will increase gradually.
The people who pretend to sleep after waking up can’t be woken up. But the people who sleep can be woken up. The condition of the Bangladesh government is like those who sleep to pretend. So, this government can’t be woken up. But this government has to be woken up for the sake of the democracy and the interest of law. Extra-judicial killing is not the solution of lessening the terrorism. Rather it is possible to eradicate terrorism establishing the law and order in the society. We don’t understand why this thing is impossible to understand for the government. Hasina government has promoted the former executive chief of RAB Khondoker Hasan Mahmud as the IG of the police. The highest court of our country is giving punishment to the journalist after writing truth report in the newspaper. But they are doing nothing in the case of the extra judicial killings. The Bangladesh government does not believe in human rights, this government is a liar. The BNP-Jammat led government formed this RAB which caused the trouble for human rights. Hasina government thrones promising that they would eradicate this chapter. It is assumed that, there is another reason for which it is still remaining. This reason is the lack of the practice of the proper democracy. Specially the large two political parties who ascend on the throne by rotation. For a time the awami league government ascends then the other one. Though these two parties say a lot about democracy, they don’t practice democracy inside their party.
In Awami league the thing which is spoken by Sheikh Hasina is must abided to all the others. Moreover, in BNP that happens what Khaleda wants. For that reason they don’t take such steps which stop the torture of the law enforcing agencies. Or, they are not interested in making justice. Even, they don’t want to do justice of the killing effort of Khaleda- Hasina. Even they themselves don’t want to do justice. Though the effort has been discussed in the Parliament. We have said it earlier and still we are saying that it is not possible to eradicate terrorism through killing. There is no alternative without going ahead in the way of law to eradicate terrorism.

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