Blaming a fraction of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jasod) for creating anarchy in the country after the Liberation War, BNP on Wednesday said Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu should be brought to justice for that. Speaking at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also alleged that the Prime Minister is cheating with her blood by pampering Inu. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported.
“The Awami League general secretary echoed the desire of their party’s leaders and activists through what he said about Jasod. A group of Jasod had played a role in carrying out destructive activities and killings across the country after the Liberation War. I don’t want to say all leaders and activists of the party are bad… many of them are patriots,” he said.
The BNP leader further said, “But, some leaders of the party like Inu had tried to push the country towards destruction. They’re the cause of huge bloodletting. If we analyse Inu’s activities during 1972-75, we’ll find those are similar to current extremism and militancy.” Earlier on Monday, Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam blamed Jasod for creating the grounds for the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the economical backwardness of Bangladesh.
Speaking at a programme of Bangladesh Chhatra League at the Teacher-Student Centre of Dhaka University, he also said Awami League will have to repent for making a JSD leader minister. Narrating various ‘destructive activities’ carried out by Jasod during the post Liberation War period, Rizvi said Inu should be tried for three reasons.
The first reason, he said, Inu had led a group of Jasod leaders and activists to carry out a sudden armed attack on the security persons of then home minister Mansur Ali’s residence in 1974 during a peaceful demonstration programme there, leaving many Jasod men and some law enforcers dead. “Inu was responsible for the incident.”
The second reason, Rizvi said he had created chaos in the army by distributing anti-government and revolutionary leaflets that caused a dreadful incident in 1975. “The third reason for attacking the Indian High Commission here. Inu was the mastermind of it. It was a seditious act as it’s our duty is to ensure the security of foreign missions here. So, he (Inu) should be brought to justice for the three reasons.”
Rizvi alleged that the Information Minister often makes indecent remarks against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to make Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina happy and hush up his past activities.