PM asks for vigilance against recurrence of 2013-15 violence

Women BD Desk:

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked for the countrymen’s vigilance against recurrence of violence waged by BNP and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami during 2013-2015 killing some 500 innocent people and wounding over 3,500 others in the name of so-called “movement”.

“I only urge the countrymen not to forget those dreadful days (of 2013-15),” she said while addressing an exhibition and discussion on the 2013-2015 nationwide violence when BNP and Jamaat waged a violent anti-government campaign enforcing a countrywide blockade.

The premier added: “Remain alert against recurrence of those days ever.”

She said the BNP-Jamaat alliance started killing of people in the name of movements as about 500 people were burnt to death while over 3500 others were injured.

The prime minister said her government tried its best to stand by the victims with providing all necessary support including treatment, adding that it is impossible to erase the sufferings and pain of losing the near and dear ones.

She said, “I realise your pain and I am telling you (who lost loved ones) to see us (me and my sister Sheikh Rehana) as we have lost everything (father, mother, brothers and sisters-in-law) on a single day”.

The premier reiterated her vow to punish the culprits which have already started and stand by the victims and family members of the deceased at her best.

A video documentary titled “Woe of fire-terrorism: partial scenario of BNP-Jamaat’s fire-terrorism, anarchy and human rights violation” was screened at the programme organised by the Awami League at the National Museum auditorium in city’s Shahbagh area.

The prime minister inquired about the injured persons and relatives of deceased in the BNP-Jamaat alliance’s firebomb attacks and heard their agonies with patience.

Some of the victims and relatives of the deceased were seen bursting into tears while speaking about their miseries on the occasion.

They demanded exemplary punishment to the BNP-Jamaat culprits for killing and injuring innocent people by resorting to nationwide inhuman attacks.

The programme was moderated by Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, and attended by the members of foreign missions, cabinet members and senior Awami League leaders.

Source: BSS