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Saturday, April 11, 2015, Chaitra 28, 1421 BS, Jamadius Sani 20, 1436 Hijr

PM To HR bodies
Why keep mum when people burned to death?
Staff Correspondent
Published : Saturday, 11 April, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 219

Terming Human Rights bodies as opportunist, the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday questioned why the Human Rights bodies at home and abroad remained mum when the people of the country were being burnt alive.
Over the past three months at least 130 people were killed during hartals and blockades enforced by the BNP-Jamaat-led alliance to oust the Awami League-led government in the name of so-called movement.
"Behind raising demand to stop death sentence of convicted war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzza-man, they (Human rights ogranisations) have different agenda or purposes," Prime Minister said.
Sheikh Hasina, who is also the President of the ruling Awami League, came up with the remarks in her introductory speech at a meeting of party's Advisory Council at her official residence Ganabhaban at night. The meeting presided over by the Prime Minister was attended by the Advisory Council Members.
Educated and conscientious section of the people will not cast their votes for those who killed people by burning them alive. Khaleda Zia returned home after utterly failing to stage an anti-government movement. She had her learnt the lesson that anti-government movement will not be possible through burning innocent people to death.
"Punitive actions were taken against those who instigated to kill people, who gave monetary support to terrorists. No one would be spared from stern action, if anybody tries to unleash these phenomena again actions would be taken whoever or wherever he is," she warned.
Sounding a serious note of caution the Prime Minister said, the drive will continue till elimination of last subversive elements from the soil of this sacred land that we achieved at the cost of blood of three million people and chastity of two hundred thousand mothers and sisters of the country.
Turning back to her party's organizational issue Sheikh Hasina said, "Almost all councils at grassroots level have been completed. The party's strength will be enhanced so that we can thwart any subversive designs of BNP and it unholy partners. "

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