Awami League (AL) Presidium Member Jahangir Kabir Nanak said his party will not treat Hefazat-e-Islam leniently, as it attempted to destabilize the country by committing acts of vandalism and torching public properties on the day of the country’s golden jubilee of independence.
“There’s no way we’ll be lenient with Hefazat-e-Islam,” he said.Nanak, also former State Minister for Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives, made the statements at a programme marking the launching of free oxygen services for Covid-19 patients organised by Swechchhasebak League in the capital.
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Those who have been trying to mislead Muslims using the name of religion are opportunists, said Nanak, adding that they would not be spared.
“Everyone will have to unite to put up resistance against such hypocrites,” he said.
Slamming Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Nanak said BNP always tries to cash in on a situation.
“It (BNP) has become isolated from people due to such politics. And people didn’t respond to its movement and agitation,” he said.In his address, AL joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim said Hefazat, Jamaat-e-Islami and BNP are birds of a feather.
“No one can unleash violence using the religion as a shield. Government’s stance is tough with those who intend to turn the country into Pakistan and who stand against Bangladesh, independence, the national anthem and the national flag,” he said.
Swechchhasebak League President Nirmal Ranjan Guha, General Secretary Afzalur Rahman Babu, Vice-president M Abdur Razzak, joint General Secretaries — Mobashwer Chowdhury and Khairul Hasan Jewel, Organizing Secretary AFM Mahbubul Hasan and Office Secretary Azizul Haque Aziz, among others, were present.