Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged all to stay alert so that the country must not plunge into the dark-era of post-1975.
"We must not plunge into danger …we all must remain alert so that we don’t step into the dark-era of post-1975," she said.
The prime minister was addressing a discussion at the auditorium of Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh on Saturday afternoon, reports UNB.
Bangladesh Awami League organised the discussion on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day.
Sheikh Hasina, also the leader of the ruling Awami League, said there is a section of people living in Bangladesh inheriting Pakistani souls. "We have to save the people of Bangladesh from such elements… This is my request to people," she said.
The prime minister mentioned that it was very regretful that a political party had made the convicted war criminals ministers and put the national flag earned through blood in their hands.
"The nation will never forgive those culprits… The people of the country have to remain vigil regarding those who honour those culprits who raped our mothers and sisters, involved in genocide, arson attacks and looting…the nation must not forgive those culprits," Hasina said.
AL presidium members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Dr Abdur Razzaque and and Abdul Matin Khasru, Prof Emeritus Rafiqul Islam and former Bangla Academy director general Prof Dr Syed Anwar Hossain took part in the discussion.
AL Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud conducted the function.
Earlier, a one-minute silence was observed as a mark of profound respect to the memory of language heroes who laid down their lives on February 21 in 1952 for establishing Bangla as the state language.