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Comilla upazila chairman calls ruling party MP ‘descendant of razakar'

A video of his speech has gone viral on social media

Update : 27 Mar 2022, 06:51 PM

A upazila parishad chairman in Comilla has called Awami League lawmaker Nasimul Alam Chowdhury son of a razakar at an event organized to honor the local Freedom Fighters.

Barura Upazila Chairman NM Mainul Islam, son of a Freedom Fighter, made the remarks while speaking at the event on Saturday, attended by a number of Freedom Fighters and their family members. 

The Comilla 8 MP was presiding over the event as the chief guest.

The incident has created a lot of buzz on social media platforms as a video of Mainul Islam’s speech went viral. 

"The chief guest of this event is none other than MP Nasimul Alam Chowdhury, who is the son of Kuttu Mia and nephew of Shamsul Alam,'' said Upazila Chairman Mainul.

“Razakar Kuttu Mia from Adra Union led the Pakistani Army to our area in Barua Upazila. His (Kuttu Mia) brother Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP) officer Shamsul Alam Mia's citizenship was revoked by Bangabandhu in 1972 due to his stance against the war,” he said, adding that he wondered how the son of a razakar would give reception to Freedom Fighters. 

Kuttu Mia was involved in murder and rape of pro-liberation people in the area, Mainul said, giving reference to a book, titled "Ek Sagor Rokter Binimoye", to justify his claims.

As soon as he completed his speech, a clash erupted between the supporters of MP Nasimul and Chairman Mainul. However, the police managed to control the situation.

Barura Municipality Mayor Boktar Hossain Bakhtiar, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mir Rasheduzzaman, Upazila Vice Chairman Kamal Hossain, Upazila AL General Secretary Nasir Uddin Lincoln were present as guests at the event. 

Asked about it, the lawmaker told Dhaka Tribune that CSP officer Shamsul Alam Mia was not his uncle, but he used to live in their house during the Liberation War. 

“Chairman Mainul is trying to destroy my image by portraying Shamsul Alam as my uncle," he alleged.

MP Nasimul also noted that he had explained the matter to the people after the chairman’s speech but that part did not get viral on social media.

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