BNP slams PM for sharia comments
Two BNP leaders yesterday criticised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for threatening to implement sharia and alleged that the government intended to create instability in the country by misleading the people.
Speaking separately at two programmes, BNP Standing Committee Member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and BNP acting general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said it was ironic to listen to the leader of the Awami League talk about implementing sharia.
They said the talk on sharia was nothing but an attempt to confuse people.
At a human chain in the capital, Mosharraf said the AL has always tried to enhance its image at home and abroad, by claiming to be a secular party.
The programme was organised by Shadhinota Forum demanding to know the whereabouts of Ilias Ali, a missing BNP leader.
Meanwhile, speaking at a programme marking the 36th death anniversary of Maulana Bhasani, organised by BNP, Tangail Unit, Fakhrul said the AL's “double standard policy” has been shown through Hasina's speech.
While addressing a meeting of AL Central Working Committee at Gono Bhaban, on November 16, the Prime Minister, said those who had assaulted the police to hinder the war crimes trial could be tried “under the sharia law”.
“The government knows how to deal with those who are attacking the police to save the war criminals. Besides, there are alternative means like sharia to try them,” Hasina said