On April 20, 2013 Odhikar organised a meeting titled ‘Violence in Bangladesh Politics and its Impact on Human Rights’ at Hotel Favour Inn International at the Old Railway Station Road in Chittagong. The meeting was presided over by Odhikar’s Director, ASM Nasiruddin Elan. A keynote paper was presented by Programme Officer Mohammad Ahsanuzzaman. AKM Belayet Hossain, Vice President of Metropolitan Awami League in Chittagong and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Former Minister and President of Metropolitan BNP in Chittagong were both special guests at the meeting. Also present were Rezaul Karim Hashmi, Coordinator of Odhikar; Raja Miah, President of Revolutionary Workers Party in Chittagong; Mazharul Hoque Shah Chowdhury, Former MP of Chittagong; Mahfujul Hoque Shah, Director of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce; Belayet Hossain, Central Committee Advisor of Jatiyo Shamajtantrik Dal; Abu Sufian, Vice President of Metropolitan BNP in Chittagong; Hasan Maruf Rumi, Coordinator of Gono Shonghoti Andolon; Advocate Abul Hashem, Public Prosecutor of the Chittagong Judge Court; Md. Shahnewaz, Genaral Secretary of Metropolitan Reporters Union; Monowara Begum Moni, Councilor of Chittagong City Corporation and Rehena Kabir Ranu, Councilor of Chittagong City Corporation. Human rights defenders and journalists were also present and took part in the discussions.
CTG_Divisional Meeting_Report_20 Apr 2013 (full text in English, PDF)