The BNP has staged a protest inside the police cordon in Thakurgaon. The protest rally was organized in front of the district BNP office on Shaheed Mohammad Ali Road in the city on Tuesday afternoon. On Independence Day, the BNP staged a protest on charges of ‘killing people’ and ‘police assault’.
As part of that program, leaders and workers of different levels of the party started gathering in front of the party office from this morning. Police surrounded the BNP leaders and activists when they started chanting slogans before the rally started in front of the party office at around 12 noon. Later, the rally was held inside the police cordon. District BNP vice president Obaidullah Masud, district Mahila Dal president Foratun Nehar, district Sramik Dal president Abdul Jabbar, Sadar Thana BNP general secretary Abdul Hamid, municipal BNP general secretary Tariq Adnan, district Juba Dal general secretary Mahbub Hossain and district Chhatra Dal president. Kayesh spoke.
Speakers at the rally said that killing of people and police attack on the Independence Day of an independent country is not desirable in any way. The rally demanded a fair trial for the murder.
In this regard, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sadar Police Station Tanvirul Islam said that there was a fear of unpleasant incidents in the city surrounding the BNP’s protest program. Police alerted peaceful demonstration in front of the BNP office has ended.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that the government created the situation by inciting Hefazat-e-Islam’s peaceful program. He said the government had provoked the situation from the very beginning.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam made the allegation at a press conference at the BNP chairperson’s office in Gulshan on Tuesday afternoon. “As you can see, the first meeting was at Baitul Mukarram, they (Hefazat-e-Islam) wanted to hold a protest rally in general,” he told reporters. On the north side of the police attacked the protest rally. When they fled through the south gate, Awami League terrorists attacked. Many people have been killed. Exactly the same thing happened in Hathazari.
An urgent press conference was held on the BNP’s protests in different parts of the country, including attacks, shootings and arrests of leaders and activists.
The BNP secretary general protested against the campaign of Hefazat as ‘violence’. He said the BNP was not allowed to hold rallies in many places in the metropolis yesterday (Monday). Attacked, beaten, arrested. Similarly, today (Tuesday) the police carried out attacks and opened fire in different areas during the peaceful protests organized by the BNP across the country.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam said, “Our program has nothing to do with custody. Hefazat is not a political organization. Since the government has carried out these killings, we are protesting the killings and we have a constitutional right. Any party, any organization can speak, rally for expression. The injury is here, we are protesting. ‘
The BNP secretary general added, “The government is running a campaign that we have supported Hefazat, we have supported fundamentalism, we are trying to create a communal problem, we are helping from behind, we are inciting.” The government has provoked. The government has created this situation by provoking it from the very beginning. ‘
Corona had suspended all BNP programs till March 30 due to the situation. Asked why the program was going on again, the BNP secretary general said, “We have postponed the program for the golden jubilee of our independence.” When they (the government and the ruling party) have attacked the people in this way, they have been forced to carry out political programs. ‘
The government is running a false campaign
Mirza Fakhrul Islam said, “Corona infection is on the rise today. Yesterday I saw that the health department has issued 18 point instructions. But the government’s initiative to implement it was never noticed. Today, a false propaganda is being spread all over Bangladesh that the government has managed to control the Corona problem in a very nice way. Which is a lie. ‘
Mirza Fakhrul complained that the government was hiding the realities of the Corona infection, hiding the information. Didn’t experiment before. The tests that are still being done are very few.
The party’s organizing secretary Syed Emran Saleh, publicity secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury, information and research secretary Riaz Uddin, joint office secretary Taiful Islam and chairperson’s media wing member Shairul Kabir Khan were present at the press conference.