LDA blames Hefazat, government for Brahmanbaria rampage

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:38, Apr 08,2021 | Updated: 00:30, Apr 09,2021


Left Democratic Alliance leaders on Thursday blamed Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh and the government for the three-day rampage in Brahmanbaria in March 26-28.

The rampage began on March 26 centring the March 26-27 visit of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh.

A team of the LDA, led by its coordinator Bazlur Rashid Firoz, on April 4 visited affected areas of the town and talked to victims.

Bazlur Rashid at a press conference at the Communist Party of Bangladesh central office said that they found that activists of Hefazat were responsible for the destruction of government and private property.

He added that the government was responsible for its failure to protect the property and also for killing people in police firing.

The LDA put forwarded a six-point demand which included immediate arrest of people responsible for the carnage and their exemplary punishments, formation of a judicial inquiry committee to find out the perpetrators, steps against the law enforcers of the district who failed to take proper steps to control the mob, securities of local people and compensations for Alauddin Kha Sangitangan and other affected establishments.

Revolutionary Workers Party general secretary Saiful Huq, CPB central leader Abdullah Al Kafee Ratan, SPB(Marxist) central leader Manas Nandi, UCBL central leader Nazrul Islam, Ganosamhati Andolan central leader Bacchu Bhuiyan, Samajtantrik Andolan coordinator Hamidul Haque and Democratic Revolutionary Party central leader Shahidul Islam Sabuj attended the press conference.

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