“After 42 years, genocide has been unleashed again across the country. Why is this mass killing? Why are people indiscriminately being shot dead like birds,” the BNP leader said while addressing a discussion in the capital.
BNP organised the discussion at the Institution of Diploma Engineers marking the Independence Day.
Accusing the government of trying to divide the nation, Fakhrul categorically said they will not allow the Awami League-led government to do that.
Blaming the government for recent attacks on the temples of Hindus at different parts of the country, he said, “Whenever Awami League assumes office, attacks on the minority communities take place.”
Stating that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia called for launching the second Liberation War to save the country’s independence and sovereignty, Fakhrul urged all to build a strong resistance against the government to get rid of its misrule.
Reaffirming his party stance in favour of the ongoing war crimes trial, he said, “We always want war crimes trial, but not mockery in the name of trial. If the (war crimes) trial is held to make political gains, it will be questionable.“
Presided over by Fakhrul, the programme was addressed, among others, by BNP leaders Moudud Ahmed, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, MK Anwar, Mirza Abbas and Sadeque Hossain Khoka.