Jatiya Oikya Front convener Kamal Hossain on Saturday urged people to get united and take to the streets to restore their ownership of the country, reports UNB.

"I think we shouldn't only hold such meetings. We must take to the streets to launch a united movement inspiring people to play their due role and drive out those captured power on the eve of 50 years of independence," Kamal told a programme at Dhaka Reports Unity (DRU).

Jatiya Oikyafront arranged the programme protesting at the imprisonment of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on her two years of her jailing.

Kamal demanded the government immediately release BNP chief Khaleda Zia from jail. "It's regrettable that we still need to seek the release of a state prisoner even after 48 years of independence."
The Gono Forum chief said that the celebration of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence by the current government depriving people of their ownership of the country will be nothing but a farce.

He also said their alliance will launch a united movement to drive out those grabbed power depriving people of their rights.

"It's a shame that people are still deprived of their power even when the country's 50 years of independence are going to be completed. We can't accept it that the government has usurped power by force depriving people of their rights," the Oikya Front chief said.

Kamal said they want to softly call upon the government to quit.
"There's no point of calling upon this government to resign, we must kick them out."

The Gono Forum president said people will no longer accept the current government's efforts to give autocracy an institutional shape. "They won't accept the way corruption, misrule and repression are going on."