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Hasina blasts Pak rulers for condemning Molla’s execution

Update : 18 Dec 2013, 08:31 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday blasted Pakistani rulers for adopting a resolution condemning the execution of war crime convict Abdul Quader Molla in the Pakistan parliament, saying that people of Bangladesh except for the collaborators of the Pakistani occupation force in 1971, were happy with the verdict.

The move of the Pakistan parliament exposed the fact that the present rulers of Pakistan still could not accept their defeat in 1971 and they were not remorseful for the crimes against humanity committed in Bangladesh during the Liberation War, she said, according to BSS.

“It also exposed the political intention of the leader of the opposition and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami which are out to protect the war criminals. The BNP leader and Jamaat is carrying out same crimes and destruction on the people of Bangladesh in 1971 style,” Hasina said.

The prime minister was giving an introductory speech at a meeting with the 14-party leaders at her Ganabhaban residence yesterday evening.

Hasina said the execution of death penalty for Quader Molla had delivered justice to the families of martyrs who lost their near and dear ones in the war in the hands of the Pakistani army and their local cohorts. Only the Pakistani rulers and their cohorts in Bangladesh including the opposition leader and the Jamaat could not accept the execution.

Meanwhile, the sub-committee on international affairs of the ruling Awami League said the war crimes trial was an internal matter of Bangladesh. “Pakistan has shown audacity by adopting a resolution of condemnation in parliament over the issue.”

Former ambassador M Jamir, chairman of the sub-committee, expressed this view of the party after a meeting at the party president’s Dhanmondi office.

Jamir said: “We strongly condemn this. This will further encourage destructive activities of the BNP-Jamaat.”

Party’s International Affairs Secretary Col (Retd) Faruq Khan, Nilufar Jafrullah, Nasrul Hamid MP, Kazi Nabil Ahmed, Mainul Islam Mostaq and Nazma Aktar attended the meeting, which was held for the first time after its inception.

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