BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is creating controversy afresh over the martyrs of the Liberation War, in a bid to hide the 1971 atrocities committed by the Pakistani occupation forces, said AL joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif on Sunday.
He was addressing an extended meeting of the Dhaka city unit AL, was held at the party headquarters at Bangabandhu Avenue, to make the 14-party called today’s human chain in the city.
Earlier, the AL-led 14-party alliance had announced the human chain programme protesting Khaleda Zia’s statement over martyrs and Pakistan’s interference in the internal affairs of Bangladesh.
Khaleda Zia creates controversy afresh over the settled issue of the Liberation War martyrs just because of dividing the nation into two and hiding the 1971 crimes against humanity committed by Pakistani occupation forces. Actually she wants to make the country into a failed state, said the AL joint general secretary.
He also castigated Khaleda Zia for making statement echoing Pakistan that three million people were not martyred during the 1971 Liberation War. Khaleda Zia should apologize to the nation immediately for making such audacious remark, he added.
Earlier, in a city programme, Khaleda Zia had said there is still a controversy over the actual figure of martyrs in the 1971 Liberation War.
Hanif also called upon the people from all walks of life as well as the leaders and workers of AL-led 14-party alliance to make the Feb 15 human chain programme a success by participating in it spontaneously.
“Today’s human chain programme is against BNP, Pakistan and against those who don’t believe in the spirit of Liberation War. It is not only a programme of AL or 14-Party it is the programme of all who believes in the great Independence War. So we should join the programme spontaneously to make it a success,” he said.
Speaking at the programme, relief and disaster management affairs minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said Pakistan is continuously interfering in the internal affairs of the country which is very unfortunate.
“If the state doesn’t change its stance against Bangladesh we will have to think whether we will keep continue the relationship with them in the future,” he said. – Staff Reporter