His father became a victim of enforced disappearance for leading that movement from the front, alleged Abrar.

“We are still waiting for our father as we’ve seen many people return from the jail named 'disappearance' after remaining missing for many years,” Abrar said.


Timber businessman Ismail Hossain’s wife Nasrin Jahan, daughter Anisha Islam and son Enam also joined the human chain.

Ismail ‘disappeared’ on 19 June 2019, they said.

“I wait for my father every day. We want our father back,” said Class IX student Anisha.

Nagorik Oikya’s convenor Mahmudur Rahman Manna said, “It’s the responsibility of government to find out the disappeared people as they are in charge of our protection. But it’s not happening.”

Photographer Shahidul Alam alleged that the government is responsible for all the recent incidents of disappearances.

Former vice president of Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) Nurul Haque urged the authorities to disclose the whereabouts of disappeared persons immediately.

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