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 agrees 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 20th, 2006 wear a BLACK BADGE on your arm or chest, or fly a BLACK FLAG on your roofs to protest against election engineering and also the violence that is being done in our name. And encourage others to do the same.
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.