The ruling Awami League on Wednesday demanded legal action against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for her objectionable remarks on the country’s war of liberation.
”The people of the country think she (Khaleda Zia) will be identified as a collaborator of Pakistan. Khaleda Zia is Pakistani in her mind, conscience and spirit,” Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said.
The Awami League leader said this while addressing a press conference held at the Awami League president’s Dhanmondi political office in the city.
“Khaleda after making objectionable remarks on the country’s war of liberation is still unhurt from the wrath of the people who believe in the spirit of the liberation war. It was possible as democratic atmosphere has been prevailing in the country. Otherwise she and her activists wouldn’t come out on the streets,” Hanif said.
In reply to a question, the ruling party leader said it is the government’s duty to hold the trial. “We are demanding the government bring her to justice as she hurt the spirit of liberation war.”
Speaking at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers on Monday, the BNP chief raised a question about the exact number of people who embraced martyrdom in the country’s 1971 Liberation War saying “There are controversies over how many freedom fighters had exactly been killed in the Liberation War. There are also many books and documents about it.”
About the BNP leaders’ meeting with foreign diplomats over municipal polls, Hanif said “how BNP approaches the foreigners over country’s internal issues as a citizen of independent-sovereign country? We are a brave nation. We would request BNP not to spoil it.”