69 prominent citizens of the country have given a statement demanding the release of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. They made this claim in a statement on Friday (November 3).
The nation today looks forward to establishing a democratic political society, the statement said. The current Prime Minister himself has spoken about his commitment in this regard. Demands to do so through national elections overseen by an independent government within the next three months are growing. At this very moment, it appears to the undersigned that the peaceful, impartial and participatory election process has been jeopardized by the arrest of Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Secretary General of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
Claiming that Mirza Fakhrul is a firm believer in peaceful political activities, the commentators said that the role of Mirza Fakhrul is important and well-known for the peaceful conduct of political contests. The release of Mirza Fakhrul can play an important role in avoiding conflict in politics and bringing back the practice of democratic norms.
Prominent persons of the country expressed hope in the statement that by releasing Mirza Fakhrul immediately, the government will pave the way for a peaceful, impartial and participatory election.
The 69 citizens who signed the statement are – writer-researcher and left-wing politician Badruddin Umar, retired professor of Economics Department of Dhaka University. Wahiduddin Mahmud, former governor of Bangladesh Bank, Professor Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Jahangirnagar University Economics Department Professor Anu Muhammad, Dhaka University Former Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Anwarullah Chowdhury, Professor (retired) of Development Studies Department of Dhaka University. Mahbub Ullah, Dhaka University History Department Professor (Retired) Dr. Ahmed Kamal, Dhaka University Bengali Department Professor (retired) Dr. Saidur Rahman, Emeritus Professor Dr. ATM Nurul Amin, Dhaka University English Department Professor (retired) Dr. Sadrul Amin, former professor of Dhaka University. Akmal Hossain, Professor Dr. Yusuf Haider, retired professor. Tazmeri Islam, former MD of Agrani Bank Nasser Bakhtiar, former ambassador Sirajul Islam, former professor of Dhaka University. Chowdhury Abrar, former professor of Dhaka University. ABM Obaidul Islam, UTAB Secretary General Professor Dr. Md. Morshed Hasan Khan, Professor of Khulna University. Md. Nurunnabi, Khulna University Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline Department Professor Dr. Shahadat of Mohammad Nazmus.
Jahangirnagar University’s former professor of government and politics. Dilara Chowdhury, Professor of Government and Politics Department of Jahangirnagar University. Md. Shamsul Alam, Professor of Geography and Environment Department of Jahangirnagar University. Md. Nurul Islam, Professor of Statistics Department of Dhaka University. Md. Dr. Lutfor Rahman, Professor of Chemistry Department of Dhaka University. Md. Abdus Salam, Professor of Persian Language and Literature Department of Dhaka University, Abul Kalam Sarkar, Professor of Philosophy Department of Jahangirnagar University. Md. Kamrul Ahsan, Professor of Mathematics Department of Jahangirnagar University. Md. Dr. Nazrul Islam, Jahangirnagar University’s drama and theater department professor. Soma Mumtaz
Rajshahi University Professor of Physics Department. F. Nazrul Islam, professor of life chemistry and microbiology department of Rajshahi University. Masudul Hasan Khan (Mukta), Professor of Statistics Department of Rajshahi University. Saidur Rahman Pannu, Professor of Islamic History Department of Rajshahi University. Fazlul Haque, Professor of Finance Department of Rajshahi University. Amjad Hossain, Professor of Chemistry Department. Shahed Zaman, Professor of Biochemistry Department. Matiar Rahman, Professor of Zoology Department. Habibur Rahman, Professor of Biochemistry Department. Rezaul Karim, former dean of Khulna University, professor of science and engineering and technology school. Md. Rezaul Karim, Professor of Islamic History and Physics Department of Dhaka University. Md. Siddiqur Rahman, Professor of State Science Department. Dil Roshan Jinnat Ara Nazneen, Dhaka University Professor Mamun Ahmed, Dhaka University Professor Dr. Md. Aktar Hossain Khan, Professor of Dhaka University. Md. Abdur Rashid, Professor of Dhaka University. Md. Yarul Kabir, Professor of Dhaka University. Saifuddin, Dhaka University Professor Dr. Md. Abdul Karim, Professor of Dhaka University. Md. Sirajul Islam, Professor of Chittagong University. Md. Al Amin, Professor of Chittagong University. Md. Nasrul Qadir.
In addition, Professor Dr. Md. Golam Hafiz Kennedy-Bangladesh Agricultural University, Debashish Pal-Dhaka University, Prof. Dr. Md. Tozammel Hossain-Islamic University, Professor Dr. Md. Matinur Rahman – Islamic University, Professor Dr. Md. Idris Ali-Islamic University, Prof. Dr. Md. Mamun Or Rashid – Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Professor Anichur Rahman – Open University, Professor Talebur Rahman – Open University, Professor Dr. Abul Hasnat-Md. Shamim Open University, Professor Tanveer Ahsan-Open University, Khan Md. Monoyarul Islam-Open University, Professor Dr. Md. Shafiqul Islam-Chittagong University, Prof. Buttarul Islam Howladar-Rajshahi University, Prof. Dr. Md. Mamunur Rashid-Rajshahi University, Professor Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam-Open University, Professor Zahidur Rahman Chowdhury-Chittagong University, Professor Dr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain-Chittagong University, Professor Dr. Zahur Hossain-Chittagong University, Professor Dr. Masuma Habib – Bangladesh Agricultural University.