A top BNP leader yesterday urged the government to publish the list of 30 lakh martyrs of war of liberation in 1971.“You (the government) publish the list of 30 lakh martyrs of war of liberation in the newspapers before filing the sedition case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia,” said BNP standing committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy at the milad and doa mahfil at party central office at Naya Paltan.
He also demanded building of memorials for martyrs of war of liberation in each area containing the names of 30 lakh martyrs.
The BNP leader’s comments came amid a controversy stirred by the former premier on the number of martyrs that followed filing of a sedition case against her by a pro-Awami League lawyer.
As a result a Dhaka court on Monday summoned Khaleda to appear before the court on March 3 for next hearing on the case.
City unit of BNP organised the milad mahfil to mark the first death anniversary of Arafat Rahman Koko.
Goyeshwar called upon the party leaders and activists to take to the streets leaving the tactics fearing possible arrest.
On TIB report, he said the government would not be happy with the report as the country has fallen a step backward.
Senior BNP leaders including Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Fazlul Haque Milon and Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, were present on he occasion.
Meanwhile, BNP vice chairman Hafiz Uddin Ahmed yesterday came down heavily on the ruling party leaders for criticising the Chief Justice SK Sinha, about judge’s writing judgment after going into retirement.
He termed the remarks of ruling party leaders a grave dishonor to a chief justice is very unfortunate.
Addressing a discussion meeting at Jatiya Press Club organised by All Community Forum, the BNP leader said the attacking remarks of the ruling party leaders against Chief Justice SK Sinha over his comment is shameful for the nation.
AL leader Suranjit Sengupta on Tuesday said in Parliament that the Chief Justice has gone beyond his jurisdiction by making the statement—writing judgment after retirement was against the law and the constitution.
The Chief Justice in a message on the occasion of the first anniversary of CJ’s taking office said writing verdict after retirement is against the law and the constitution.
Hafiz also criticisied hanging summon at the entrance of Khaleda’s residence on Tuesday.
He said Khaleda was not a fugitive and questioned was there no respectful system to summon the former premier.
Speaking at a milad and doa mahfil, BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said the Chief Justice through his comment on writing judgment after retirement has reflected the sentiment of the people.