Awami League has history of murdering political opposition: Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:22, Aug 26,2019


Bangladesh Nationalist party Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday alleged that Awami League has a history of murdering political opposition and that they had also introduced looting and ways to destroy democratic institutions.

Mentioning that, few days ago, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader had alleged that BNP was a party of murderers, the BNP secretary general said, ‘AL has a history of murder. They formed Rakhkhi Bahini that killed thousands of opposition leaders and activists between 1972 and 1975.’

‘This government has killed numerous leaders and activists of BNP and its front organisations. Over 500 BNP leaders and activists including organising secretary Ilias Ali are victims of forced disappearance,’ he said.

He was addressing a discussion marking the 20th death anniversary of the party’s former secretary general Abdus Salam Talukder at the National Press Club. Barrister Abdus Salam Talukder Smriti Sangsad organised the discussion.

He also mentioned that 26,00,000 BNP leaders and activists across the country were made accused in one lakh fictitious cases, he said that the government had destroyed democracy as well as all the democratic institutions and introduced a policy of looting.

‘They have destroyed judiciary. There is no rule of law and justice in the country.  They have destroyed economy as well as education and the health care system,’ he said.

The BNP leader said that Awami League introduced one party rule of Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League in 1975 and now acting like BKSAL, though unannounced.

He said that BNP chairperson was now in jail in a false case and that all would have to launch a united movement to free Khaleda.

Addressing as the chair, advisor to the BNP chairperson and former Dhaka University vice-chancellor Emajuddin Ahmed advised BNP to reorganise and activate its student, labour, women and volunteer fronts by the end of this year to lend momentum to the movement for Khaleda’s freedom.

He also hinted at the party’s year-end plan for movement after preparing the field by mobilising the people, especially of villages, by reorganising or activating all the party’s 75 organisational districts.

BNP standing committee members Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Selima Rahman, Iqbal Mahmud Tuku, joint secretary general Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, central executive committee member Nilufar Chowdhury Moni and Juba Dal general secretary Sultan Salahuddin Tuku also spoke.

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