A Bahrain parliamentary group Sunday appealed to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to enforce martial law.
The Independent Bloc has called for the Bahrain Defence Force to intervene and protect national security and stability and preserve public and preserve properties, reported the state-run news agency BNA.
The group urged the King to enforce martial law for three months under article 36 –paragraph B and article 123 of the Bahrain constitution.
It also called upon King Hamad to impose a curfew and deploy the BDG units across Bahrain to protect security and stability, ensure the safety of public and private facilities, constitutional state institutions and preserve national economic and social achievements.
The parliament group stressed “the importance of King Hamad’s wise intervention at this critical moment after the opposition parties refused all calls to restore calm and defuse tensions and engage in a multi-party national dialogue,” according to BNA.
“Extremist movements are resorting to escalation and sectarian mobilization which led to an unprecedented disruption of security and hostile sectarian polarization at health and educational institutions”, the group said in a statement, citing orchestrated acts to disrupt the traffic on Bahrain’s main highways, according to BNA.