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Vested quarter spreading propaganda against country in int’l media: Hasan

DHAKA, Feb 3, 2021 (BSS) – Urging all to remain alert against all
conspiracies, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said an
identified vested quarter is spreading propaganda against the country
by renting slot in international media.

“The persons who tried to save the war criminals raised question
over the number of 30 lakh martyrs in the Liberation War.

“And those ill elements, including the country’s eminent lawyer’s
daughter-in-law who is a Jew and the anti-liberation forces who are
now dead elements, have been hatred and rejected by the countrymen are
conspiring against the nation by renting people and slot in
international media in exchange of money,” he said.

The minister made the comments while addressing a discussion titled
‘Ekusher Chetonay Bangabandhu and Bangladesh’ Dhaka Reporters Unity
(DRU) here. Bangladesh Swadhinata Parishad (BSP) organized the
discussion marking the ‘Mujib Barsho’ with its advisor Barrister Jakir
Ahmed in the chair.

Hasan said, in recent times, some reports in some media and social
media is the reflection of the conspiracies. This is nothing but
conspiracy against the country as how untrue and wrong information
with ‘cut and pest’ have been published, he added.

The minister said these all are parts of conspiracies against the
country like the conspiracy against Bangabandhu in past. The
countrymen remained alert against the conspiracy as the country moves
ahead, but many could not like the progress, said Hasan, also Awami
League joint general secretary.

He said many people could not tolerate the success as the nation has
been able in combating COVID-19 situation under the dynamic leadership
of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. For this, they are now engaged in the
dirty and ill games, he said, adding that it will yield no benefit for
them.

The minister said the World Bank did conspiracy against the Padma
Bridge assistance. “But it has gone in vain and now all the
conspiracies will also face the same fate,” he added.

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The persons, he said, who are now fugitive in abroad and who are now
under trial in the war criminal tribunal are publishing the reports by
renting slot in international media. “The people of the country
remained alert and the foundation of Awami League and the foundation
of this government led by the party are rooted at the grassroots. So,
nothing to gained by doing the conspiracy,” he added.

Hasan said the anti-nation elements were involved in different
conspiracies when the newly-independent Bangladesh was moving ahead
fast under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman. The background of assassination of Bangabandhu was
created through the killing of five AL lawmakers one by one and the
Father of the Nation was killed brutally, he added.

“The conspirators are making the plots when the world community is
praising the unprecedented development of the country under the
leadership of Bangabandhu’s worthwhile daughter and when the country
left behind Pakistan at all indexes including human and economy,” he
said.

He said Bangladesh’s position is in third among the only 22
countries which achieved positive GDP growth during the prevailing
COVID-19 situation. The whole world and the World Health Organization
are congratulating Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for combating the
situation (COVID-19) successfully, he added.

Hasan termed the month of February as the month of establishment of
Mather Language and February 21 as the first spark of the movement of
freedom. History has never been suppressed, and Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu had an outstanding contribution to the Language Movement,
he added.

He said protest was raised when Mohammad Ali Jinnah declared that
Urdu will be the only state language of Pakistan. The then young
student leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman raised the protest and a meeting
against the declaration was held at Dhaka University which was
presided by him, the minister added.

Bangabandhu went on a hunger strike in the prison on February 21,
1952, for the protest of killings, arrests and the demand of language,
he said, adding that many don’t know the history.

Hasan said Bangabandhu taught slogans to Bangalees- ‘Bir Bangalee
Ashro Dhoro, Bangladesh Swadhin koro, tomar amar thikana, Padma,
Meghna, Jamuna. And millions of Bangalees snatched the independence
through shedding blood being inspired with the slogans, he added.

AL South city unit senior vice president Nurul Amin Ruhul, MP, AL
leaders Boloram Poddar and MA Karim addressed the discussion as
special guest.

BSP president Jinnat Ali Jinnah, Bangabandhu Sangskritk Jote
general secretary Arun Sarker Rana and journalist Rafiqul Islam Roni,
among others, also spoke.

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