AL assures action against BCL on getting evidence

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:46, Aug 07,2018 | Updated: 00:51, Aug 07,2018

 
 

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader. -- New Age file photo

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said the party would take steps against the Bangladesh Chhatra League activists who would be found involved in the attacks on journalists during peaceful demonstration of students in Dhaka.
But those who were complaining about BCL activists must come up with evidence first that would prove them guilty, added the leader.
Addressing a news conference at AL president Sheikh Hasina’s office at Dhanmondi, Quader also said, ‘We are glad to inform you that the students have withdrawn their programmes responding to the call of party president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina.’
Situation in the capital and elsewhere in the country has returned to normal as students went back to their classes giving up agitations for eight consecutive days for ensuring road safety, claimed Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, also road transport and bridges minister.
The students of schools and colleges took to the streets after two students were crushed to death by a city bus at Kurmitola bus stop in Dhaka on July 29.
The students continued their agitation programme in demand of implementation of nine-point demand for ensuring road safety.
‘We thank the students and their guardians for withdrawing their programmes and we also pledge that the government will take adequate steps for implementing the nine-point demand of the students for ensuring road safety,’ Quader also the road transport and bridges minster said.   
BNP and Jamaat leaders and activists inflated in the students’ ‘non-political programme’ which was proved from the telephone conversation of BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmood Chowdhury which was appreciated by party’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
The inflators were responsible for the confrontation and clashes in the name of peaceful movement and students should not be blamed for the anarchy, Quader said.
Referring to the approval of Road Transport bill in the cabinet on Monday, Quader said the BRTA office would remain open from Saturday to Thursday from 9:00am to 9:00pm for getting licence and others documents.    
AL leaders Abdur Razzaque, Dipu Moni, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Ahmad Hossain, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Ashim Kumar Ukil, SM Kamal Hossain, Shamsunnahar Champa, Biplab Barua and others were present during the news conference.

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