Voicing deep concern over a death threat to the chief priest of Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery in the city, BNP on Thursday alleged that the lives of minority people are now more at stake than ever before under the rule of the current ‘so-called’ secular government. Speaking at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi demanded the government ensure necessary security of the chief priest of the Buddhist Monastery. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported.
“The government is worried about its illegal existence. It always tries to keep the country unstable as a plot to hang onto power. And this is how the lives of minority people have become more insecure under the rule of so-called secular regime,” he said. The BNP leader said the country’s different streets are being stained with the bloods of minority people for the government’s failure to ensure their security.
A few days after a similar threat to the head Hindu priest of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission in the capital, miscreants also issued a death threat to the chief of Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery at Dhaka’s Basabo through a letter. About the recent secret killings at different parts of the country, Rizvi said the government has so far failed to arrest any of the real offenders of the incidents. “All the incidents are still shrouded in mystery.”
He alleged that the extremists are carrying out their evil activities uninterruptedly as the government is not willing to destroy the networks of militants. “We think they (govt) are carrying out killings countrywide creating militants in a bid to involve BNP and other opposition parties with militancy.” Rizvi criticised the Prime Minister for her remarks that Khaleda Zia was shedding crocodile tears for militant suspect Golam Faizullah Fahim who was killed in ‘crossfire’, saying Sheikh Hasina has outshined the cruel rulers of the history by resorting to repressive acts.
He said their chairperson echoed the views and emotion of the country’s people by raising question about Fahim’s murder in police custody. “As a top leader of the country, whether Khaleda Zia won’t talk about public security?” Speaking at some recent iftar parties, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia came down hard on the government for the killing of militant suspect Fahim in custody.
Reacting to Khaleda’s comment, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while speaking in parliament on Wednesday said, “The person [Fahim] who attacked a Madaripur college teacher was caught red-handed by the local people. My question is why Khaleda Zia is shedding crocodile tears for him?”