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BNP: Won’t let sacrifices of slain leaders go in vain

No democracy-loving people have security in Bangladesh, alleges Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

Update : 23 Aug 2022, 06:25 PM

Stating that their party has initiated a fresh movement across Bangladesh, including at rural level, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday said their party will not let the sacrifices of its slain leaders and the tears of their families go in vain.

"We launched a fresh movement up to village level across the country from yesterday (Monday) protesting the hike in the prices of fuel and daily essentials and ongoing load-shedding. People of the entire country are coming out on the streets with big processions at almost every upazila and thana,” he said.

Speaking at a program, the BNP leader alleged that the ruling party “cadres” attacked their party leaders and activists in different areas of the country, including in Lakshiipur and Barisal to thwart the movement.

“The problem of Awami League and (Sheikh) Hasina is that they cannot suppress BNP even after so much repression, killing and enforced disappearance. BNP is rising from debris like Phoenix. This is the biggest reason behind their anger and fear.”

Jatiyatabadi Help Cell arranged the program at BNP chairperson's Gulshan office to provide financial assistance to the family members of some leaders and activists of the party and its associated bodies who were subjected to murder, enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killing and repression in the ongoing democratic movement.

On behalf of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman, the relatives of 14 victims from Bhola, Feni, Netrakona and Chittagong, including the family members of Swechchasebak Dal leader Abdur Rahim and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader Noor-e-Alam who were killed in police firing in Bhola recently, received financial assistance at the event.

Fakhrul said no democracy-loving people have security in Bangladesh.

“The children, wives, mothers, brothers and sisters of Noor-e-Alam and Abdur Rahim are sitting over there. We will not let their tears go in vain. We must turn Bangladesh into a welfare state for people by removing the dreadful monstrous regime,” he said.

The BNP leader also promised that if BNP returns to power through a credible election, it will take all-out efforts to rehabilitate the family members of those who have been killed in the democratic movement and provide all necessary support to those who have been subjected to repression through the state mechanism.

Besides, he said the party has taken a decision to do everything posssible to ensure that the families of Noor-e-Alam and Abdur Rahim can meet essential expenses for the rest of their lives.

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