BNP's remark condemned
Samajik Protirodh Committee, a platform of 64 women, human rights and development based organisations, strongly condemned the demand raised by BNP and Jamaat regarding the unconditional release of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, an accused in committing crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation in 1971.
The committee leaders, at a meeting in Bangladesh Mahila Parishad central office yesterday, said trial of the war criminals will have to be held for the country's dignity and safety, says a press release.
Cohorts of these people, who committed heinous crimes like murder, rape, and arson during the Liberation War, are making ill efforts to foil the trial, the release said.
Meanwhile, Samprodaikota-Jongibad Birodhi Mancha said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia proved that her party belongs to anti-liberation forces.
In a statement yesterday, the mancha Coordinator Ajoy Roy, Joint-Coordinator Ziauddin Tareq Ali and Member Secretary Dr Nur Mohammad Talukdar said BNP demanded all proceedings of the International Crimes Tribunal be immediately stopped.
Khaleda Zia is moving forward the process of bringing the Al-Badrs and Razakars back into politics, which was initiated by late Ziaur Rahman, the statement said.