Awami League leaders and cultural activists on Saturday said that military rulers Ziaur Rahman and HM Ershad and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia have raised the militancy in Bangladesh.
They urged the countrymen to stand united against those who do business in the name of religions.
They made their remarks while speaking at a discussion on occasion of the Independence and National Day 2016 at North South University auditorium at Basundhara campus, organized by NSU authorities.
Speaking as chief guest AL joint general secretary Mahabub Ul Alam Hanif said that the country’s independence did not come by the call of a major, although he claimed as the announcer of independence.
He believed that Major Ziaur Rahman did not take part in the liberation war in 1971 with the spirit of liberation war rather he had joined the war serving as the agent of Pakistan.
Mahabub denounced the country’s NGOs who portrayed Bangladesh abroad as poor and flood affected country to get foreign assistance.
The AL leader said that incumbent prime minister Sheikh Hasina has been running the country with ‘death threat’ and the quarters had taken at least 19 attempts to kill her while she was in the opposition.
Speaking special guest, senior journalist and cultural activist Kamal Lohani said that militancy was raised by general Zia, Ershad and Khaleda Zia. Ziaur Rahman had brought back war criminal leader Ghulam Azam home while his wife has made him amir, he said.
He called upon the people irrespective of partisan and opinion to resist Hefezat-e-islam, a militant group.
Former BNP lawmaker and Partex founder and chairman MA Hashem said prayers on the dais and sought peace and salvation of the departed soul of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He remembered the immense contribution of Bangabandhu during liberation war.
Hashem advised the AL government to take a master plan following Malaysia for boosting economic development of the country.
Freedom fighter Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir Bir Pratik said that Pakistan committed genocide in Bangladesh issuing a written order.
If the people of Bangladesh failed to primarily make resistance against Pakistan, India would not come to help the country, he observed.
NSU trustee member Benjir Ahmed and NSU vice-chancellor Atiqul Islam also spoke at the discussion.
Source: New Age