Govt out to suppress movement using guns: 20-party

Govt out to suppress movement using guns: 20-party

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The BNP-led 20-party alliance on Thursday alleged that the government wants to suppress the movement of the coalition by using guns.
“Obstructions were also created during anti-Ayub and anti-Ershad movements in the past but people rose against them surpassing all…Wait and see, the people will rise against the arms and terror when the people will come as victorious defeating the arms and terror,” said BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan on behalf of the alliance.
Briefing reporters, he called upon people to remain alert and resist the government’s “conspiracy to turn peaceful Bangladesh into a militant or terrorist state.The briefing was held after a secretary general-level meeting of the opposition platform at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.
BNP leader claimed that the ruling party had tried to put the stigma of militant country on the face of Bangladesh when they were in the opposition. “Now, they are trying to get global sympathy by showing the same fear of hollow-threat,” he said.
“That’s why incidents of killing of bloggers, children, repression against women, and forced disappearances are taking place frequently–without any hindrance and perpetrators are not being arrested,” he alleged.
Earlier on Wednesday night, Khaleda Zia held a meeting with the top leaders of the 20-party alliance at her Gulshan office after over eight months to discuss the latest development in the political arena, strategies and next course of action.
On opposition’s anti-government movement, the BNP leader said their democratic movement is going on and it will be continued peacefully.
He claimed that success of the movement to establish the real democracy and an elected government is now a matter of time.
The BNP leader said the opposition coalition wants a free, fair, inclusive national election under a non-party administration to establish an elected government to stop killing, forced disappearance, grabbing and to ensure people’s basic human rights and get rid of economic crisis.
When asked about the BNP chief’s London visit, Nazrul Islam refused to make any comment saying the visit is Khaleda’s personal affair.
Replying to a question, he said the alliance meeting was delayed as BNP chief was confined at her political office for three months.
“The government could not split the alliance despite repeated attempt to break it as the top leaders were in touch with each other,” he said.
Replying to anther question, he said the unity of the alliance is there and it will remain in take in the future.
Aminul Islam of Jamaat, Shahadat Hossain Selim of Liberal Democratic Party, Khandaker Lutfor Rahman of Jagpa, MM Aminur Rahman of Kallayan Party and Golam Mostafa Bhuiyan of Bangladesh NAP, among others, were present on the occasion. – Staff Reporter

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