Dhaka – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said on Friday that the democracy in Bangladesh was currently at a critical juncture.
He came up with the remarks while addressing a discussion on the occasion of Shaheed Noor Hossain Day at Institute of Engineers’ Bangladesh in the capital Dhaka.
Hossain, a leader of the Awami League, was killed during an anti-autocracy movement in Bangladesh in the late 1980s when entire Bangladesh was under the clutch of military dictator Hussein Muhammad Ershad.
“Although we have achieved democracy through bloodshed and huge sacrifice, it is still in a dilapidated condition,” said the Awami League leader said.
“Our heartfelt leader Sheikh Hasina has been trying a lot for a long time to make the democracy stronger and to give it an institutional shape,” he added.
A class of ill-motive people in the country is plotting to destroy democracy.
“We are giving all-out efforts to revive it and make stronger than ever,” Quader told the discussion organized by Motor Shramik League, an associate organization of the Awami League.