Saidpur Urdu-speaking people condemn Pak resolution
The Saidpur unit of Bangladesh Urdu Bhasi Kalyan Parishad, a welfare organisation of Urdu-speaking people, yesterday informed the local journalists that they at a meeting in Dhaka on Saturday strongly condemned the resolution recently passed in Pakistan's parliament against execution of war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah.
Addressing a press conference at Banshbari area under Saidpur municipality, the unit leaders said the Urdu-speaking people here never support any proposal or initiative by Pakistan or any other foreign country that goes against the independence and sovereignty of Bangladesh.
The central committee of the parishad also passed a resolution in the meeting chaired by committee chief Ashraful Huq Babu. Saidpur unit leaders distributed copies of the resolution at the press conference.
In the resolution, the Urdu-speaking people, known as Biharis, said they have already expressed unequivocal allegiance to Bangladesh and are also involved in national development activities.
During Liberation War in 1971, Biharis supported the Pakistani occupation forces and many of them actively involved in killing, looting and raping in the country.
Asraful Huq Babu, who hails from Saidpur, told this correspondent that the then Pakistan government misled them in the name of unity and religion.
“It was a historic mistake," he said, adding that in 1971 a few Urdu-speaking people joined the war as active freedom fighters.
Babu further said they want to remove mistrust and confusion against them and want to live in Bangladesh in peace and harmony.