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Chhatra Dal leader attends his mother’s janaza while wearing handcuffs and leg irons

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A central leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the student wing of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, had to take part in his mother’s janaza with handcuffs and leg irons in Shariatpur.

Earlier, on 20 December, a union BNP president was released on parole for three hours and was allowed to attend his mother’s Namaz-e-janaza. However, he was handcuffed and shackled throughout the parole period that sparked criticism across the country. The National Human Rights Commission also termed the incident as “inhumane”.

This time, Selim Reza was released also on parole after his mother’s death but the handcuffs and the leg irons were not taken off when he was attending his mother’s janaza.

The janaza was held in the Sujandoyal village in Sadar upazila of Shariatpur. His mother was then buried at the graveyard adjacent to the local mosque. JCD leader Selim Reza, however, could not take part in the burial rituals freely as he was handcuffed and shackled with leg irons.

Family members of Chhatra Dal’s central assistant general secretary Selim Reza, said he was arrested from the Naya Paltan area in the capital in front of the BNP central office on 7 December.
They said he was shown arrested in a sabotage case lodged with Paltan police station and was sent to the prison on 10 December. He is currently imprisoned in the Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur.