BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday claimed that the current government will be accused of committing crime against humanity someday for "indulging in the incidents of enforced disappearance".
“According to the United Nations’ Charter, enforced disappearance is a crime against humanity. The current government will be accused of committing such a crime one day,” he said.
Fakhrul came up with the remark after visiting the family members of their party’s disappeared leader M Ilias Ali at their Banani residence.
The BNP leader also said their party believes those involved with enforced disappearances must face trial when democracy will be restored and a representative government will be formed.
He said the family members of the victims of the enforced disappearances expect that their near and dear ones will return among them one day. “I came here at the house of Ilias Ali, but his younger daughter didn’t appear before us as she felt embarrassed and is suffering from mental agony.”
Fakhrul said their party is always beside the family members of enforced disappearances, and it hopes that they will get justice one day.
Ilias Ali, BNP’s the then organising secretary, was made disappeared from the capital on April 17, 2012.
Fakhrul talked to Ilias’ wife and other family members and enquired about their wellbeing.
He said their party acting chairman Tarique Rahman instructed their party leaders to visit the houses of victims of the enforced disappearances on the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.
Fakhrul and BNP Standing Committee member Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain visited the houses of the party’s different leaders who were subjected to enforced disappearance, marking the International Day.