Khaleda Zia has stated that apprehension of further rise of militancy in the country had again emerged the way the incumbent government has resorted to a repressive course to eliminate liberal politics.
Not only the security of Bangladesh but also that of the entire region might be hampered, she said, urging the international community and democratic world to raise their voice against state terrorism and in favour of the democratic movement in Bangladesh.
‘We never do politics capitalising on the lives of people,’ she said, adding that the pattern of the ongoing killings of innocent people in violence and arson attacks had similarity with many incidents of ‘such heinous offences the ruling party had committed earlier.’
Khaleda also said that the party that cling to power had earlier burned alive about a dozen people by setting fire to a bus by gunpowder, stripped man of clothes in the street, forced deferral of public examinations for three months enforcing general strikes, enforced shutdowns even in Ramadan, beat people to death with bow-and-stick, danced on the bodies, crippled ports and torched railway station and police barrack.
She urged the government to stop ‘such ill-politics of killing and maiming of innocent people.’
Condemning killing of a good number of people in arson attacks on vehicles, the BNP chief said questions had already arisen among public minds that how the vehicles, the ruling party men and state agencies forced to ply on the roads and that too under protection of law enforcers, could came under arson attack.
The law enforcer failed to catch the criminals red handed and although a few were held, they were being released on instruction of the ruling party leaders, Khaleda said.
Source: New Age