Murad should be arrested, punished: BNP

BNP has demanded the arrest of State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murad Hassan.

“Not only resignation but he (Murad) should also be arrested. He should be brought to book,” Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, senior joint secretary-general of the party, said at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan headquarters today.

The BNP leader said, “We think, such a person is not fit for politics. He made derogatory comments. Not only from the Cabinet but this kind of person should also be removed from the party posts too.”

Rizvi said Murad made indecent and derogatory comments and legal action can be taken against him.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked Murad to resign from the Cabinet for his offensive remarks on women that sparked waves of criticism.

The directive came as outrage continued to pour in over the comments Murad made during an online interview and also during a phone conversation with two film actors.

Women’s rights activists, political leaders, lawyers, and a cross-section of people deplored the remarks terming those indecent, vulgar, and misogynist. They demanded his immediate removal from the Cabinet and legal action against him.