Bnp-Jamaat to burn in people’s wrath: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday day reiterated her call to BNP-Jammat to refrain from blasting bombs and burning people or else be burnt in the fire of the people’s wrath.
“We are trying our best to restore peace in the country. But I am urging BNP-Jamaat to refrain from bomb explosions and burning people and other violent acts. Otherwise, there is no doubt that they will be burnt in the fire of the people’s wrath,” she said.
Blasting the BNP-Jamaat nexus for enforcing hartal during the SSC examinations, the Prime Minister said the government has deferred the first examination date to Friday from Monday due to their hartal.“We cannot put the life of the examinees at risk. Those who are unleashing militant acts are not human beings. They are mindless and they don’t care for the life of children. Even a two-year-old child could not escape from their bomb attack. It is very unfortunate,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating Amar Ekushey Book Fair and the Second International Literary Conference-2015 as the chief guest at Bangla Academy here this afternoon.
She also handed over the ‘Bangla Academy Literary Award 2014’ to the nominees at the inaugural ceremony.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor was present as the special guest at the function presided over by Chairman of the academy Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman.
Cultural Affairs Secretary Dr Ranjit Kumer Biswas and Director General of Bangla Academy Shamsuzzaman Khan, German litterateur Hans Hurder, Belgium litterateur Father Datien, French writer Professor Frans Bhattacharya and former vice-chancellor, researcher and linguistic of Rabindra Bharati University of India Dr Pabitra Sarkar also spoke at the function.
Terming the present BNP-Jamaat movement as militant and terrorist acts, Sheikh Hasina urged the people to put up strong resistance against them.
“Killing people by pouring petrol or hurling molotov cocktails cannot be a political movement. It is a militant and terrorist act. We want militant and terrorist activities be uprooted from Bangladesh for ever,” she said.
The Prime Minister said the BNP-Jamaat will have to pay the price and take time for correcting the error they did by not participating in the January 5 polls. But why the innocent people would pay the price for their mistake, she posed a question.
The Prime Minister said those who opposed the emergence of Bangladesh are still conspiring against the country, state and the people.
To foil the January 5 polls, she said, they torched and damaged 582 schools. Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh would advance towards the highway of development by facing all evil forces.”We would build a happy and prosperous Sonar Bangla free from hunger, poverty, communalism and militancy Insha Allah,” she said. “We would practice literature side by side with ensuring socioeconomic uplift,” she added. – BSS