Militancy will be rooted out when the people unite, says Ashraf
Staff CorrespondentAwami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Saturday firmly said that terrorism and militancy would be rooted out from the country if the common people unite.
"There is no cause to be afraid of stray terror attacks in the country. Such attacks would not take place in future, If the people unit against such militancy," he told a youth rally at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital.
Juba League Dhaka City unit organized the rally on 'resist terrorism, anarchy, religion-based extremism and militancy.'
"Those who participate in such terror attacks are cowards as brave men never killed innocent people in the night. Such cowards will never win by killing some innocent people," Ashraf, also the Public Administration Minister, warned.
"There won't be any existence of the word militancy in the country, which has been progressing fast and it would go ahead under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. No evil force can thwart the country's forward march," the Minister further said.
Syed Ashraf said, "Don't think that the state structure would be broken down in one or two militant attacks...the attackers have no courage, no self-strength. They are timid and cowards. It's not at all possible for them to win any war."
The senior Awami League leader said, "Bangladesh is a democratic country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ensuring the country's forward march. We have overcome many big crises in the past and the current menace of militancy won't be difficult to overcome."
Juba League north unit President Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil presided over the meeting, while Juba League Chairman Omar Faruk Chowdhury was the main speaker. General Secretary Harunur Rashid, AL central working committee member SM Kamal Hossain, Swechchasebak League President Mollah Abu Kawsar and Juba Mahila League President Opu Ukil also spoke on the occasion.
Pointing out that the Jamaat-BNP clique patronises militancy, Omar Faruk Chowdhury said, "Finance source of the Jamaat should be brought under scanner."