The government has announced a second phase of lockdown across the country due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Due to this, the pressure of homebound people and passenger vehicles returning to the capital has increased at Paturia and Aricha Ghats in Manikganj. Crowds of passengers have been seen flooding the two ports since Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of passengers crossed the launch at that time but did not follow the hygiene rules. In this direction, the ghat authorities are crossing the passenger buses and small ferries on the basis of rights. Despite the pressure of the passengers at the wharf, the ferries and launches are being crossed without following the hygiene rules.
Mohiduddin Russell, assistant manager of BIWTC’s Paturia Ghat, said people were returning to villages from the capital due to the announcement of a week-long lockdown across the country from tomorrow. Due to this, the pressure of passengers and vehicles is increasing with the increase of the day. Hundreds of small vehicles, including more than 200 long-distance buses, are waiting at Paturia Ghat. Passengers and vehicles are crossing the Paturia-Daulatdia route with 16 small and big ferries. However, the official claimed that there would not be much traffic jam as there were enough ferries at the wharf.
Meanwhile, the BIWTA ghat authorities said that there would not be much problem in passenger crossing as there were enough launches on Paturia-Daulatdia and Aricha-Kazirhat routes. Many times passengers stumble and do not follow the hygiene rules. However, the suffering of the passengers is not being borne.
A passenger named Jessore-bound Farooq of Golden Pariban said, I am going home from the capital from tomorrow due to lockdown. I have been sitting on the dock for an hour waiting for the shore.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the woman with whom Mamunul Haque, the joint secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islami, was staying at the Royal Resort in Sonargaon was working in the parlor. “I don’t want to say what their character is,” he said. You saw it yesterday. They are caught doing unholy deeds by talking about religion and sanctity. ‘
He said this in his concluding address to the National Assembly on Sunday, referring to the recent violence in Hefazat. In the session chaired by Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, the Prime Minister further said that the joint secretary of Hifazat was caught at a resort in Sonargaon. They have tried various ways to cover it. Introduces a woman working in a parlor as a wife. Again he says to his wife, I have said it in terms of the situation. Those who believe in Islam, they can tell such lies? Can you tell a lie? Those who can lie, what religion will they practice? What religion will teach people?
The Prime Minister said that I would request the members of Hifazat to understand that any leadership is theirs. Burning, he went to a resort to have fun, with a beautiful woman. They are a disgrace in the name of Islam. They are belittling Islam. For some people today, the name of this religion is militant, the name of terrorism. And now the character that showed up, there’s the name of the bitch. They are covering all the names.
Mentioning that Hefajatis are corrupting Islam, Shesh Hasina said, “Islam is the best religion in the world. That Islam has taught tolerance above all. He spoke of peace. Speaking of ordinary people. Talked about human development. They are corrupting that sacred religion. They have started business in the name of religion. Where does all this entertainment come from? The countrymen will judge it. The law will follow the law. ‘