Country’s principal opposition political party Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the country’s latest situation, reports UNB.
BNP senior leaders apprised the diplomats of current issues like Supreme Court’s verdict on the 16th amendment, chief justice Surendra Kumar’s one-month leave and Rohingya crisis came up for discussion in the briefing.
The closed-door briefing was held at a hotel in the capital.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Moudud said they have talked about various matters, including the chief justice’s leave. “We think he [Sinha] is not sick. We told them that he has been sent on forced leave forging his signature.”
Diplomats from the UN and 23 countries, including Sweden, the USA, the EU, China, France, Canada, Germany, Turkey, Denmark, Norway, the UAE, Morocco and Vietnam, attended the nearly two-hour meeting that began around 4:00pm.
A BNP leader attended the meeting said their party also apprised the diplomats of the warrant for the arrest of their chairperson Khaleda Zia in a ‘false’ case and the mass arrest of their party leaders and activists across the country.
At the beginning of the meeting, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam delivered the welcome speech.
BNP standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan, vice chairman and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Zainul Abedin chairperson’s adviser Reaz Rahman, Sabihuddin Ahmed, joint secretary general and (SCBA) secretary Mahbubuddin Khokon, organising secretary Shyama Obaid, special secretary Asaduzzaman Ripon and international affairs secretaries Nawshad Jamir and Rumeen Farhana were, among others, present.