Release Hasina, try war criminals
Thakurgaon district committee of Juba League in its first meeting since allowing indoor politics yesterday demanded permanent release of Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina and withdrawal all 'false' cases against her.
It also demanded withdrawal all cases against Jubo League president Jahangir Kabir Nanak and secretary Miza Azam.
At the meeting, Jubo League leaders urged the government to lift emergency for creation of a congenial atmosphere for holding a free fair and credible election.
They said an election under emergency would not be accepted by the people.
They also criticised the government for failing to control price hike of essentials. People were happy during the tenure of Awami League government as prices of essentials were within their reach.
Expressing concern at spiraling food prices, they said the government's recent decision raising fertiliser and fuel prices will push the price level higher. Aman production is being affected due to fertiliser price, they said.
The meeting also demanded trial of war criminals. Government only can try them as they committed crimes against the state during the Liberation War, they said. The caretaker government should at least initiate steps for the trial, even if it can not be completed during its tenure, speakers at the meeting said.
District unit president and central committee member Arunangshu Datta Tito presided over the meeting, held at the Shilpakala Academy auditorium.
The meeting was also addressed by former lawmaker Ramesh Chadra Sen.