Fakhrul’s remarks prove BNP-Jamaat’s involvement in Cumilla incident: Hasan


Information and Broadcasting Minister and Joint General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) Dr Hasan Mahmud on Saturday said that the remarks of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir proved the involvement of BNP-Jamaat in provoking communal activities across the country, including in

“BNP-Jamaat and fanatic religious forces were involved in Cumilla incident. After being failed to face Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina politically, BNP-Jamaat has chosen a path of conspiracy,” he said.

Hasan was speaking as the chief guest at the tri-annual conference of Rangunia Upazila Chhatra League this evening.

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Rangunia Upazila unit President Nurul Alam presided over the conference while General Secretary Shimul Gupta conducted it.

BCL Chattogram North District President Tanvir Hossain Tapu and General Secretary Muhammad Reazaul Karim delivered the inaugural and key speeches in the function.

Hasan said that BNP-Jamaat had an evil political aim in giving communal provocations across the country, including in Cumilla.

“BNP-Jamaat wanted to create a chaotic situation in the country by destroying communal harmony. The government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has strictly resisted such violent activities,” he added.

Mentioning BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakrul’s allegation that the government is trying to create chaos in the country, the minister said that such comments of Mirza Fakrul has proved BNP’s provocation behind the incident in Cumilla.

The government runs the country, it always wants peace and harmony, he said, adding, “Does Mirza Fakhrul think all the people of the country are fools?”

Hasan said that vested quarters are trying to destroy communal harmony in the country. The government has the video footages of those who staged the procession in Cumilla, he added.

“Insha Allah, we will reveal the video footages of the incidents before the countrymen which party they support, which ideology they believe in,” he said.

The government will protect the peace and harmony of the country in anyway, the minister added.

Hasan said that actions will be taken against all those who were involved in the violence and are still involved in the conspiracies and propaganda using social media.

The information minister said, “Our leader Sheikh Hasina handed over books and pens to the BCL leaders and workers so that they could concentrate in study and be educated.”

“She (Sheikh Hasina) has always inspired BCL leaders and workers to pursue higher education. Apart from political activities, she urged them to pay attention to their academic studies,” Hasan said.

Chattogram North District AL leaders Swajan Kumar Talukder, Abul Kashem Chishti, Shahjahan Sikder, Nazrul Islam Talukder, Muhammad Ali Shah were present at the function, among others.