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BNP accuses Awami League men of attacking puja mandaps

Sun Online Desk     19th September, 2017 09:24:26 printer

BNP accuses Awami League men of attacking puja mandaps

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BNP on Tuesday alleged that the 'ruling party' men are attacking different puja mandaps and idols of the Hindu community across the country as part of its foul politics, reports UNB.


"The Awami cadres have indulged in vandalising idols at different puja mandaps. The attacks on puja mandaps in Satkhira, Natore, Manikganj and Jessore are unprecedented ones. It's part of Awami League's foul politics. We strongly condemn and protest the incidents," said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.


He came up with the allegation while speaking at a press conference at BNP's Nayapaltan central office.


Rizvi said 15 puja mandaps came under attack in Manikganj while 18 in Natore.


He called upon the BNP leaders and activists to stand by Hindu community members so that they can celebrate their largest religious festival in a peaceful and festive manner.


Turning to the Rohingya issue, Rizvi urged the government to intensify its diplomatic efforts to force Myanmar to take back its citizens ensuring their full security.


Mentioning that their party forced Myanmar to take back Rohingyas in 1978 and 1992 through strong diplomatic efforts, he called upon the government to use the past experience to repatriate Rohingyas.


The BNP leader said their party has set up a control room in Cox's Bazar to provide all-out humanitarian assistance to Rohingyas.


BNP senior leaders will carry out relief activities in Rohingya refugee camps, he added.


Rizvi alleged that though BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been in London for treatment, she was asked to appear before a court on October 5 in a case filed for dishonouring the country's map and the national flag as part of a conspiracy against her.


"We would like to say the court order is part of the government's blueprint. We think it is also a covert order of Sheikh Hasina (PM). We strongly condemn and protest it."


He warned that people will someday come up with a befitting reply to the government's evil plan to harm the Zia family.