BNP DIVERTS SHAHBAGH MOVEMENT TO SAVE JAMAAT: HANIF
Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Wednesday alleged that the main opposition BNP wants to save Jamaat-e-Islami by diverting the Shahbagh movement into another direction.
“BNP itself is involved in evil efforts to save Jamaat. They want to save Jamaat by diverting the Shahbagh movement into another direction,” he said.
Hanif was talking to the journalists after a meeting of the 14-party alliance at Awami League president Sheikh Hasina’s office at Dhanmondi in the city.
The meeting held with Awami League presidium member Mohammad Nasim in the chair decided to hold a public rally on February 19 in the capital to drum up support for speedy trial of the war criminals.
Hanif underscored the need for forging a national unity to ban Jamaat from the politics. “We need a national unity in this regard. It’s hard if BNP is with Jamaat. BNP will be convinced to leave Jamaat one day.”
Meanwhile Shahbagh movement completes its 10 day on Thursday.
The youths at Shahbagh Square took their non-stop movement into its 10th straight day on Thursday, vowing afresh that they will not return home until their demand is met.
Refreshed with Falgun spirit, the young demonstrators started the day’s programmes with rendering the national anthem together at 6am and then delivered their speeches as they did for over a week. Since then, they have been singing songs and chanting slogans with their one demand – death for war criminals.
Students from different educational institutions and other organisations expressed their solidarity with the protestors’ demand as the previous days.
In the morning, Ex-cadet Community, Sammilito Muktijudda Forum, Notre Dame College, Cambrian School and College, Dhaka Metropolitan Women College, Birdem General Hospital Association and World Religion and Culture Department of Dhaka University expressed their solidarity with the ongoing protest.
In solidarity with the Shahbagh protest, countrywide candle-lightening progrogramme was observed on Thursday evening to reinforce their demand for execution of all the war criminals, including Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah.