>Urdu-speaking people ‘forced’ to be voters: allegation

>URDU-speaking people in the country have accused some BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami leaders of using threats and violence to force them to enrol their names in the Election Commission’s voter list. (Full Article)
They have sent a letter to Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed in this regard.
The HC ruled earlier this year that the stranded Pakistanis in the country can voluntarily enrol their names in the voters list. 
But in the letter addressed to Fakhruddin on August 24, and signed by the Stranded Pakistanis General Repatriation Committee (SPGRC) president Abdul Jabbar Khan, the committee accused certain activists and leaders of the two political parties of forcing members of the community to register their names.
Copies of the letter have also been sent to the Chief Election Commissioner, Pakistani High Commissioner, home secretary, deputy elections commissioner, and district administrator of Dhaka. 
The SPGRC president alleged that EC officials influenced by BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami were barging into the camp without any prior notice or consultation with the community leaders and creating ‘chaos’ by forcing the residents of the camp to register their names in the voter roll.


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