Odhikar:22 years of defending human rights – despite persecution
Statement from Odhikar
Dhaka, October 10, 2016 – Odhikar was established on the 10th of October 1994 with thevision of a society based on the rights and responsibilities of State and citizen. Having rights and being able to freely enjoy them, as inscribed and protected by a democratic constitution, is an obvious expectation, but the people of Bangladesh have been deprived from such protection for too long. Odhikar’s strategic campaign has, therefore, always been to reclaim the social, cultural, religious and political unity that was expressed in three principles of the Bangladesh Liberation War; and inscribed in the ‘Proclamation of Independence’: equality, human dignity and social justice.