Govt trying to destroy communal harmony to divert public attention: Fakhrul
BNP has alleged that the government is trying to destroy communal harmony in the country.
"The government has failed completely to keep the law and order situation stable in the country. In the newspaper, you (people) see that some untoward incidents happened during Durga Puja in Cumilla and Chandpur. Three were killed in Chandpur and police opened fire indiscriminately," Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, BNP's secretary general, said today.
"This is the government's conspiracy to destroy communal harmony. They (government) want to ruin the communal harmony and also stability. We condemn such incidents and demand immediate arrest of the culprits," he said.
Saying that Bangladesh is a country of tolerance and communal harmony, the BNP leader said these types of incidents are played out to divert public attention.
Fakhrul said the main crisis in the country involves the state of democracy and freedom of expression. "When we are working on this issue, the government is carrying out these heinous attacks to divert people's attention."
Terming the next national election "funny talk", he said people of the country have forgotten about the electoral process.
Fakhrul came up with the remarks at a discussion at Dhaka Reporters Unity to mark the 11th founding anniversary of Jatiyatabadi Samabay Dal.