Dr Kamal urges people to purify politics

Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain speaks at a discussion at the National Press Club in the city on Friday. Photo: STAR

Eminent jurist and Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday said this year will be a year to wage united movement to rid the country’s politics of formalin and restore healthy politics.

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“I think this year will be a year for the movement to rid country’s politics of formalin. The movement will be united,” he said at a discussion at the National Press Club in the city.

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South Asian Lawyers’ Forum organised the discussion titled ‘Next general polls: Thoughts of the professionals’ with its president Advocate Sheikh Salahuddin Ahmed in the chair.

Eminent journalist and columnist ABM Musa, general secretary of Nagorik Andolon Mahmudur Rahman Manna, former state minister for information Prof Abu Sayeed, managing director of the daily Samakal Abu Sayeed Khan and Prof Pias Karim of Brac University, among others, addressed the meeting.

Dr Kamal said the biggest contribution of formalin-infected politics is that neutral persons are being removed from different institutions.

He said: “In formalin-infected politics, they think party is the `big zamindar’ and that’s why they don’t want to transfer power.”

Columnist ABM Musa said country’s politics has been mixed with formalin. “The new generation will free the country’s politics of formalin and restore the glorious politics of the past.”

He hoped that Dr Kamal Hossain and other like-minded people will be able to free the country’s politics from its current malaise.

He said: “When I see people like Dr Kamal Hossain, Dr Badruddoza Chowdhury, Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Prof Abu Sayeed together, I think of them like mobile court magistrates… this mobile court capable of freeing the country’s politics from formalin.”

Musa also said politics has now become a profession; rather than a means to serve the people. “We will make politics service-oriented.”