DHAKA: Founder of the Bishwa Sahitya Kendra (World Literature Centre) Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed Saturday categorically said the government is weaker than police as they cannot control the law enforcers.
“The government is weaker than police as they do not have any control over police,” he said.
The eminent litterateur came up with the observation while addressing a daylong conference of ‘YES’ organized by the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) held at the city’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
The educator also said ministers and lawmakers take oaths for not to do corruption. “There is no principle of thieves and robbers and the ministers and lawmakers do not have principle like thieves and robbers as they are corrupt,” he observed.
Abu Sayeed said, “Law enforcing agencies’ duty is to maintain law-and-order situation and not to violate them but they have violated it in the recent times.”
He also said the law enforcers should be punished strictly as they are torturing the journalists. “The government has failed to do against them because it is weaker than police,” he said.
Abu Syed said, “The main duty of the state is to ensure the security of people’s life and properties but they themselves are looting it by practicing corruption.”
Human rights worker and TIB trust board chairman Advocate Sultana Kamal inaugurated the conference by taking oath against corruption in presence of three thousand youth members of YES joined from 45 regions of the country.
Besides, a minute silence was also observed at the death of TIB trust board member and Square group chairman Samson H Chowdhury and Professor Muzaffar Ahmed.
The programme was moderated by TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman.
BDST: 1703 HRS, JUN 02, 2012
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