As part of the programmes, black flags were hoisted at the offices of the party across the country, including its Nayapaltan central office while BNP leaders and activists wore black badges or black dresses.
Fakhrul said, “The BSF has so far killed 1,510 Bangladeshis unfairly since 1972, and 439 of them were killed over the last 12 years.”
When Bangladeshi nationals are killed indiscriminately by neighbouring border guards along the border, it is a gross violation of the UN Charter of Human Rights, he observed.
Mirza Fakhrul strongly criticised Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen for his recent comment that “India is not unilaterally responsible for the border killings.”
“A long interview of him (Momen) was published in the Daily Star today (Monday). After reading it, I have doubts as to whose foreign minister he is. Is he the foreign minister of Bangladesh or the foreign minister of India? Throughout the interview, he tried to defend India,” Fakhrul observed.