Angered at the country’s reaction to the execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah, angry people torched the flag of Pakistan in Chittagong and Bogra on Wednesday.
In Chittagong, a group of over 150 people under the banner of “Jege Otho Bangladesh” held a rally in front of Chittagong Press Club in the city in the afternoon protesting a resolution adopted by the National Assembly (NA) of Pakistan and the statement of Pakistani interior minister expressing concern over the hanging of Quader Mollah for ‘his loyalty with Pakistan’ during the events of 1971.
Later, the angry mob brought out a procession. As the procession reached Cheragi Pahar intersection, the processionists set fire to a Pakistani flag. They also torched an object draped in a jersey of Pakistan national cricket team.
Speakers at the rally demanded that Pakistan withdraw the resolution and the statement.
They also urged the government to sever all ties with Pakistan and close its high commission in Dhaka if the country does not withdraw the resolution and the statement.
In Bogra, Sammilita Sankskritik Jote brought out a rally in the district town in the afternoon protesting the interference of Pakistan in the internal affairs of Bangladesh.
They torched the Pakistan flag from the procession at Satmatha intersection around 12:30pm.
District unit general secretary of Sammilita Sankskritik Jote Sadequr Rahman Sujon and district Awami League joint general secretary Ragibul Ahsan Ripu were, among others, present.
The resolution adopted at NA on Monday also expressed condolences with Bangladesh and family members of Abdul Quader Mollah and demanded of the Bangladesh government not to resurrect the issues of 1971 and end all cases against leaders of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami through the spirit of understanding.
Meanwhile, in a statement on Friday, Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali severely criticised Bangladesh for executing the Jamaat leader.
On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan termed Abdul Quader Mollah innocent, saying charges brought against him had been false.
Source: UNB Connect