No mercy to child repressors: PM
Published : Saturday, 19 October, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 803
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday declared that those involved in child repression and killing would be punished severely.
"Repression on children will not be tolerated anymore. People involved in killing and torturing children must have to face tougher punishment," the Prime Minister said while
addressing a function, marking the 56th birthday of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad organised the programme at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital.
Sheikh Hasina, the eldest sister of Sheikh Russel, said the government wants that no child will face killing and all children will live in a beautiful atmosphere.
"Every child will have their meaningful life. That's our only aim," she said.
The Prime Minister said the murder of Sheikh Russel on August 15, 1975, and the enacted law to save the killers had a huge impact on the society.
"We're witnessing some incidents of inhumane oppression of children in recent times. If appropriate measures were taken at that time (after the brutal killings of August 15), at least the people would have been afraid of doing such things," the premier said.
The Prime Minister was astonished how a father could kill his son to frame the rivals. "What a perverted mentality!" she said, referring to the murder of five-year-old Tuhin Hasan by his father, uncle and cousin in Derai upazila of Sunamganj.
Tuhin was killed by his father Abdul Basir, uncle Nasir Uddin and cousin Shahriar. Their goal was to frame their opponents.
The Prime Minister urged the children and youths of the county to stay away from terrorism, militancy and drugs. She requested all to lead an honest life.
The PM said there is a hidden spirit and power in all children. "You have to build yourself. That is the best thing," she said.
Describing various parts of Sheikh Russel's life she said Russel inherited a kind heart. "If he had lived, he could have done a lot for the country," she added.
Today is the 56th birthday of Sheikh Russel, the youngest brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He was born on October 18, 1964 at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi. He was assassinated on August 15, 1975.
Sheikh Russel was brutally killed along with most of his family members, including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, when he was a student of class four at University Laboratory School.
Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad Chairman Raquibur Rahman presided over the discussion where its Secretary General Mahmud Us Samad MP, adviser Tarafder Ruhul Amin, Organising Secretary KM Shahidullah and little Akia Adib also spoke.