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No mercy if arson terrorism happens before elections: PM

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Update: 2023-10-03 16:37:18
No mercy if arson terrorism happens before elections: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warned of showing no mercy in case of the happening of 2013-14 like arson terrorism prior to the next national election in the name of movement.
She said: "There will be no scope left to spare if arson terrorism or likewise incidents or attacks to the commoners will take place before the election in the name of movement."

The premier was addressing a community reception hosted in honour of her at the Methodist Central Hall Westminster, London.
She also reminded the countrymen that the BNP-Jamaat alliance carried out mayhem across the country by burning people to death alive, destroying public and private properties by hurling petrol bombs in multi-modal vehicles that included passenger buses, trains and launches during 2013-14 in the name of so-called movement.
Many people including women suffered critical burn injuries in the arson attacks and they have been leading inhuman lives with their injuries, she said.
"We have no objection with your movement. While killing people by arson terrorism and destroying the country's properties are their movements. You had earlier killed 29 police personnel. If any such attempt is made on the lives of my distressed people, no mercy will be shown," she said.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and AL Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap were present on the dais.
UK AL President Sultan Sharif presided over the function while General Secretary Syed Sajedur Rahman Faruk moderated it.
Sheikh Hasina, also President of the ruling Awami League, said it doesn't suit the BNP to speak about democracy as they had played ducks and drakes with the voting rights of the people.
BNP held a farcical election on February 15, 1996 and the people of the country ousted them from the power within one and half month after it assumed power through the election.
"The people of the country never allow the vote riggers to hang on power," she said.

BDST: 1637 HRS, OCT 03, 2023


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