Opposition Awami League lawmakers Monday demanded formation of a parliamentary inquiry committee to probe the killing of 10 people in police firing at Kansat in Chapainawabganj, reports BDNEWS.
They also expressed resentment over politicisation of the Election Commission, obstruction towards investigation and trial of Kibria killing case and crisis over diesel, fertiliser and electricity.
The Parliament witnessed lively proceedings as they raised the issues on the second day after they returned to the House.
Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim raised the Kansat issue standing on point of order as the session resumed after the Magreb prayer recess with Deputy Speaker Akhter Hamid Siddiqui in the chair.
"Police killed 10 people when people brought out a procession demanding supply of electricity in Kansat. Police also stormed the houses of villagers and tortured women," he said.
He demanded formation of a parliamentary inquiry committee for the sake of investigation.
Selim's party fellow Abdur Razzak supported him and said: The issue is very important. People are not getting electricity and their cultivation is being hampered. Their demand was just.
Razzak said people across the country are not getting electricity. The overall production is being hampered, he added.
He demanded justice into the killing of 10 people in Kansat and recalled that the BNP government during its previous tenure had killed 18 farmers who had been demanding supply of fertiliser.
"No justice was ensured in the then killing. A parliamentary investigation is required into the killing of Kansat," Razzak told the House.
Mohammad Nasim alleged that the opposition could not discuss the Kansat killing issue at the meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on home ministry. Mohammad Shahjahan Mia, the MP of Kansat and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee did not allow us to discuss the issue, Nasim alleged.