Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said one day the trial of Khaleda Zia will be held in 'people's court' in the country for patronising war criminals, militants, terrorists and burning innocent people to death.
Terming BNP’s cry for democracy as lip service, the premier also said the word democracy and the protection of democracy do not suit their (Khaleda’s and BNP leaders’) mouths as Khaleda Zia killed hundreds of people, destroyed public and private property in the name of resisting a general election.
"The people of the country will put them on trial someday….their trial will be held in 'people's court’," she said.
Sheikh Hasina also the the president of ruling Awami League was addressing a public rally organised by Bangladesh Awami League at Suhrawardy Udyan marking the 'Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu' on January 10, 1972 from Pakistan captivity after the country's victory in the Liberation War in 1971.
She said BNP and its chief only pay lip service about democracy as Khaleda Zia killed hundreds of people, destroyed public and private property in the name of resisting a general election and ousting the government.
Hasina mentioned that Khaleda had made war criminals her ministers, but those war criminals were later awarded capital punishment for their crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. "So, the word democracy and the protection of democracy do not fit their (Khaleda’s and BNP leaders’) mouths," she said.
The Prime Minister termed BNP terrorist and militant as it provoking militants in the country.
AL leaders Sajeda Chowdhury, Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Mohammad Nasim, Matia Chowdhury, Bahauddin Nasim, Sujit Roy Nandi, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq and Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokan also spoke at the rally.