MORE than 100 organisations have mushroomed all over the country over the last five years, most of them unregistered, that are shamelessly exploiting the name of the Liberation War, Bangabandhu and his family members.
One is struck by the moral depravity of the people involved in this despicable businesswho will stop short of nothing for their personal gains. What is particularly shocking, however, is the alleged involvement of some AL leaders in the process; they are the ones who, once side-lined from the party, fund these duplicitous organisations in return of a readymade platform to make headlines, controversial or otherwise.
It is nothing less than gross impropriety on the part of the AL leaders to provide various benefits to the founders of these organisations, including ensuring jobs, transfers, and tenders from different public institutions, as well as to turn a blind eye towards their extortion activities.
It surprises us that although our Liberation War Affairs minister seems to think that these organisations are “fake and were launched with ill-motives,” no initiatives have yet been taken to stop the activities of these mostly unregistered organisations, especially those that are using the name of the Liberation War without permission from the Jatiya Muktijoddha Council as per the law.
We urge the government to take this matter seriously as such business trivialises the Liberation War while also portraying the ruling party in a bad light. Meanwhile, the opportunists should ponder about how far they are stooping for their personal gains.