BSS-51 BNP’s politics founded on killing, disappearance: Hasan

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BNP’s politics founded on killing, disappearance: Hasan

DHAKA, Aug 27, 2020 (BSS) – Coming down heavily a comment of BNP
leader on killing issue, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today
said the politics of BNP has been founded based on killing and
disappearance.

“BNP has been established based on murder, killing and
disappearance. Ziaur Rahman rose to power through killing and he
remained in power through assassination,” he told newsmen at the
meeting room of his ministry at secretariat here.

Earlier, the minister exchanged views with the leaders of different
stakeholders of film industry including directors, producers and
distributors.

Hasan said Ziaur Rahman remained in power by killing hundreds of
army, navy and air forces officers and soldiers and later he was also
killed.

Even, BNP didn’t hold the trial of Ziaur Rahman’s killing though
they were in power two times under the leadership of Begum Khaleda Zia
and one time under the leadership of Abdus Sattar, he added.

Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, said Ziaur Rahman
was involved in the assassination Bangabandhu.

He said the incidents of killing and abduction were unprecedented
in the country’s history when BNP was in power. “BNP conducted
‘Operation Clean Heart’ in 2002 after assuming power in 2001. Dozens
of people were killed at that time. And indemnity was given in the
parliament for not holding trial of those killings which meant trial
of those murders would be held,” he added.

The minister said they (BNP) enacted the indemnity ordinance in
Parliament in 1979, so that the killers of Bangabandhu were not tried.
Begum Khaleda Zia had done the same work in 2002, said Hasan.

Now, he said, it seems ridiculous when they (BNP) talk about
killing while the politics of BNP has been founded based on murder.
“The Awami League government is always against all types of
extrajudicial killing,” he added.

Replying to another query on BNP’s movement, the minister said
people of the country and the globe are fighting the coronavirus
pandemic. Even, the economic activities of most of the countries are
standstill, he added.

On the other hand, Hasan said, the wheel of country’s economy is
moving due to the pragmatic and time-befitting step of the prime
minister. Even, the export has been increased in the month of July,
which is 13 percent higher than that of July of the last year, he
said, adding that all have become possible due to proper leadership
and right decision of the premier.

He said in this prevailing situation, they (BNP) can talk to go for
movement as they only think of their party and own interest. They
don’t think about the masses, he added.

The minister said, “I personally think that the main weakness of
BNP is that they don’t think about people during the last
11-and-a-half years. They always think about themselves and how to go
to power. For this, they did movements against caretaker government,
election commission or cases of Tarique Rahman and Begum Khaleda Zia.”

In the meeting, Hasan said the decision to open the cinema halls
will be taken after September 15 after considering the current
COVID-19 situation.

He said, earlier, discussions were held with different stakeholders
over the opening issue of cinema halls. The cinema halls have not yet
been opened in India, he said, adding that if the cinema halls open,
it is a question whether the audience will go there or not.

“For this, we have decided to take decision to this end after
September 15,” Hasan continued.

The minister informed that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has
considered the matter of reopening the cinema halls and bank loan to
modernize the halls with low and long-term interest.

Bangladesh Film Producers and Distributors Association president
Khorshed Alam Khasru, Bangladesh Film Directors Association president
Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzer, Film Distributor Association Chief advisor
Sudipto Kumar Das, films directors Bodiul Alam Khokan, Kabirul Islam
Rana, Mostafizur Rahman Manik, distributors Mian Alauddin and Awlad
Hossain, among others, were present in the meeting.

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