Attacks aimed at diverting attention from floods: Imran

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:56, Aug 21,2017


Ganajagaran Mancha organisers hold a press conference in Dhaka on Sunday briefing the organisation’s position on recent incidents that involve attacks on its members. — New Age photo

Ganajagaran Mancha faction spokesperson Imran H Sarkar on Sunday alleged that repeated attacks on him and activists of his platform were aimed at diverting people’s attention from the sufferings of flood victims.
Repeated attacks in presence of police definitely proved that government was behind these, Imran said at a press conference at the National Press Club.
Activists of ruling Awami League backed student organisation Bangladesh Chhatra League attacked Imran and other activists in Dhaka on August 18 and 19, while Imran and his supporters were propagating for relief collections for the flood victims.
‘It is clear that government is carrying out attacks on us with an aim to divert attention of people from the current flood situation,’ said Imran, one of the leaders of youth-led Shahbagh protests that took place in 2013 for capital punishment for all war criminals.
He said that about 60 lakh people of 30 districts were affected and at least 100 people died due to floods.
Academic Ajoy Roy, activists Khushi Kabir, Chahtra Union president Jilani Shobho and Chhatra Front president Imran Habib also spoke at the press conference.

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