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JL Chief Omar Faruk relieved, age threshold set at 55yrs

Published : Monday, 21 October, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 956

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also president of the Awami League, speaking at a meeting with top Jubo League  leaders at Ganobhaban on Sunday.	PHOTO: BSS

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also president of the Awami League, speaking at a meeting with top Jubo League leaders at Ganobhaban on Sunday. PHOTO: BSS

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said stringent punitive measures will be taken against the persons making derogatory remark against Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
Pointing at the incident of Bhola's Borhanuddin,
she also said those who have ulterior motive to fish in the troubled water will not be spared too. She asked the countrymen to keep patience over the incident.
Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League President, was addressing a meeting with Awami Jubo League   leaders at Ganobhaban in the city.
In the meeting, Jubo League relieved its Chairman Omar Faruk of the post in line with the direction of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The age threshold set for carrying out the politics of Jubo League was fixed at 55 years, said AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader.
He said Jubo League Presidium Member Choyon Islam was made Convener of the Congress Preparatory Committee and General Secretary Harunur Rashid was made Member Secretary.
In the meeting, Jubo League Chairman Omar Faruk Chowdhury, Presidium Member Sheikh Fazlul Haque Maruf, Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shawon and Atiar Rahman Dipu were restricted while Presidium Member and Jagannath University VC Dr Mijanur Rahman did not join.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Advisory Council Member Amir Hossain Amu, also former Jubo League Chairman and Tofail Ahmed were also present in the meeting.
The meeting also discussed various internal matters of Jubo League. In the meeting, she asked the Jubo League leaders to hold congress (council) regularly to make the organisation stronger.
Sheikh Hasina said she will sit with other associate organizations too.
The decision of relieving Omar Faruk came up after Bangladesh Chhatra League President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani were relieved of and consequently they resigned.
Regarding the Bhola incident, the Prime Minister said filthy comments were made against our Prophet (PBUH) by hacking Facebook ID and the perpetrators were arrested. The person whose ID was hacked filed GD, she said.
She doubted that a vested quarter may plot the incident to create a tense situation in the country when the Awami League government is leading the country towards development.
The culprits will not be given mercy, we will not tolerate any misdeeds, injustice, the Prime Minister said, noting that the ongoing drive against misdeeds will continue.
"We've communicated with the facebook authorities for further information. We'll be able to collect all the related information," she said.
Hasina said an unwanted incident took place in Bhola over the matter that led to the loss of lives.
She questioned how a Muslim can write derogatory remarks against the Prophet just to put another person in trouble.
 "Negative propaganda was spread on the facebook. Who're these people, what's their intention?" she questioned. The Prime Minister, also the chief of the ruling Awami League, said how a Muslim, who has the minimum respect for the Prophet, can write such remarks against him.
She said the government is advancing the country and it has continued its drives against terrorism, militancy, drugs and corruption. "No mercy will be shown to criminals," she said.
"I think that it is a must to take punitive actions against any type of unjust," the PM said.
In this connection, she mentioned that when any change happens in society some people suddenly become rich while some remain poor.
 "We're working hard to run the economy in such a way so that the people of the grassroots level can get economic benefits and the income disparity cannot widen," she said.  

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