Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader Monday said those who had imposed indemnity ordinance and made the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution to stop the trial for August 15 carnage should not make any comments on democracy and human rights.
Such words should not be uttered by those who unleashed bloodshed, killing and vengeance in the country’s political arena, he said.Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said at a virtual view-exchange meeting with Mymensingh zone of road, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority and Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation officials from his official residence in the capital.
About the August 21 grenade attack, Quader said there is a connection between the grenade attack and the brutal assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on August 15, 1975. Quader said the evil forces that gave shelters to assassins of Bangabandhu, imposed the Indemnity Act to stop trial of killers and staged the drama of Joj Mia to misdirect the August 21 grenade attack cases are still hatching conspiracies.
He urged all to remain vigilant against the plots of the evil forces.
About the allegation of harassment and arrest of BNP leaders and activists made by its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Quader asked who were arrested on political grounds.
“Criminals and wrongdoers do not have political identity. Even the government is not sparing party men for committing crimes. Why allegation is made when a BNP-backed criminal get arrested for committing crimes?” he said.
“Sheikh Hasina’s government sees a criminal as a criminal. No-one is being harassed anywhere on political grounds,” Quader added.