Those involved in atrocities won't be spared, warns PMNew Age Online
Blasting the BNP-Jamaat for violent acts including killing, arson and vandalism, prime minister Sheikh Hasina Monday warned that none of those involved in these heinous crimes will be spared, reports BSS.
‘BNP-Jamaat terrorists brutally killed numerous Awami League, Juba League and Chhatra League leaders and activists across the country and looted and torched their houses in the last few months. They also cut roads and fell trees,’ she said.
‘None of those involved in the atrocities will be spared and stern action would be taken against each of the culprits,’ she added.
Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, said this while addressing a mammoth public rally at Satkhira Government High School Ground in the afternoon.
District Awami League arranged the meeting with its president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the chair.
The meeting was addressed, among others, by health minister Mohammad Nasim, civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon, state minister for home Asaduzzman Khan Kamal, former minister Dr Dipu Moni and local parliament members including Mostafa Lutfullah.
Earlier, the prime minister arrived in Satkhira this noon to open 11 development projects and distribute cheques among the family members of the victims of BNP-Jamaat terrorist atrocities in the frontier district since February 28, 2013.
Sheikh Hasina also called upon the BNP chairperson not to disrupt peace of the people and said she will have to pay price for the mistake she committed by boycotting the January 5 polls.
‘BNP did not join the polls as its ally Jamaat-e-Islami was barred from participating in the election by a High Court order,’ she said adding the court had declared the Jamaat as a militant organisation.
The prime minister said BNP had skipped the polls being sympathetic to the Jamaat. ‘They did not only boycott the polls, they also unleashed violent acts to resist the election,’ she said.
The Awami League chief said BNP-Jamaat terrorists made the life of the people of Satkhira miserable by resorting to misdeeds. The common peace-loving people had to face serious difficulties to lead a peaceful life due to the terrorist acts of the BNP- Jamaat including killing, torching houses and shops, felling trees, uprooting rail lines and cutting roads, she said.
They have created such a situation that economic activities almost came to a standstill and it was very difficult to run the schools. ‘But due to our timely steps for containing terrorism and militancy, peaceful situation was restored and the people could cast their votes by braving all obstacles,’ she said.
In this connection, the prime minister congratulated the people for playing a courageous role and casting vote in the January 5 polls.
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