Concern over BDR mutiny
Different political and professional organisations yesterday expressed deep concern about the sanguinary revolt of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) jawans at BDR headquarters in the city on Wednesday.
Political leaders called for a peaceful resolution of the hostage crisis, saying that the government move to call for a halt to the hostilities is laudable.
Jatiya Party (Manju) Secretary General Sheikh Shahidul Islam urged the soldiers and BDR jawans to exercise considerable restraint and show respect to one another.
The violent incident will have a negative impact on the country's financial situation and national security, he said in a statement.
National Awami Party (NAP-Bhashani) leaders lauded the effective role of Prime Minister sheikh Hasina to grant a general amnesty for the mutinous jawans and urged them to go back to barracks in order to restore peace.
Krishak Sramik Janata League leaders said the BDR revolt might be another plot to spoil the democratic atmosphere in the country.
Holding a national dialogue is necessary to resolve the matter, they said, adding that the promises made to the BDR jawans by Hasina should be met.
ASM Abdur Rab said the prevailing crisis between BDR personnel and army men should be resolved with patience as well as national unity in the interest of the country.
Leaders of Socialist Party of Bangladesh in a statement said violence cannot be an answer to restore peace. The situation should be resolved peacefully through cordial talks.
Communist Party of Bangladesh leaders said the origin of the violence should be exposed through proper investigation.
Revolutionary Workers Party of Bangladesh also expressed deep concern for the surprising turn of events and urged the government to relieve the BDR jawans of discriminatory treatments.
National Front of Teachers and Employees hailed the prime minister's address to the nation in the wake of the BDR rebellion.