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Police usage of sound and gas-grenade harmful for human health at oppositions’ processions protested
Sunday, 06 January 2013
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Acting Secretary General Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan has strongly protested and condemned the police usage of sound and gas-grenade, which are harmful for human health and against humanity, at the Jamaat and Islami Shibir’s processions.

In a statement on January 4, he said bringing processions and holding demonstration are the constitutional rights of the citizens. By attacking the Jamaat-Shibir’s processions, using gas grenade, rubber bullet, charging batons, spraying ‘Chharra, bullet and sound at the processions and demonstrations, the government severely violated the constitutional rights and the human rights.

The Jamaat made an alarming allegation that police now-a-days is using such sound and gas-grenade that are severely harmful for the human health and the environment. Use of those sound and gas-grenade can create different diseases of eyes and respiratory problems of not only those, who bring processions, but also their other people including children and women.

He urged all concerned including conscious citizens, human rights workers, journalists, lawyers, intellectuals, labourers, students, teachers and Ulemas to raise their strong voices against usage of such sound and gas-grenade against the humanity. He also urged the government to stop such usage.