Wear a black badge |
We all want free and fair elections. It is widely agreed that neutrality of the caretaker administration and Election Commission is a pre-requisite for free and fair elections.
The chief of the caretaker government, it appears, is neither non-partisan nor neutral, and the conduct of the Election Commission has hitherto been shocking.
At the same time, while many in the nation agree with the 14-party agenda in regards to securing free and fair elections, their destructive methods have precluded public participation on a mass scale.
Yet, we wish to participate in the destiny of Bangladesh. We want free and fair elections.
It is time that we, the general public, take a stand.
Back in 1969-71, wearing a small rectangular black badge on the arm or chest became a powerful symbol of protest against the vile political machinations of the Pakistan government. Virtually everybody wore it. The black badge expressed the single-mindedness of the people in their quest for justice.
It is once again time that we, the general public, take a stand.
Starting November 20, 2006, wear a black badge on your arm or chest, or fly a black flag on your roof or car to protest against election engineering and also the violence that is being done in our name.
Free and Fair Elections is one of the basic entitlements we have as a citizen of this great nation. It is now upon us to protect it.
An appeal from Take Back Bangladesh, a concerned citizens' group.