Published On: Sat, Dec 21st, 2013
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Bangladeshi Ruling alliance announces three-day protest against Pakistan from Sunday

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DHAKA: The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance has announced three days of protest rallies from Sunday protesting the Pakistan National Assembly resolution criticizing war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah’s execution and the countrywide BNP-Jamaat violence.

The rallies will be held in upazila and district headquarters on Sunday and Monday and in the capital on Tuesday while the alliance leaders will visit the violence-prone districts soon, stated the alliance Spokesperson Mohammad Nasim.

Addressing a press conference in the AL president’s Dhanmondi office in the capital, he said the decision came at an emergency meeting of the alliance, headed by AL President Sheikh Hasina, at Gono Bhaban on Wednesday.

Regarding the resolution, the AL presidium member said Pakistan showed it was neither repentant over the 1971 genocide nor had “moved on from its policy against humanity”.

Mahbubey Alam, addressing a press briefing at his Supreme Court office, urged all to make statements over the war crimes trials “only being correctly and sufficiently aware of the related laws, rules, constitutional provisions and the matter.”

He said Pakistan had not changed the “aggressive attitude” it showed towards Bangladesh in 1971 and the resolution was an outcome of this attitude.

One country’s parliament can not talk about the judiciary of another independent country like Bangladesh, he said adding, “From their resolution, it was proved that Quader Mollah was their collaborator”.

He said it was the government’s decision whether to take the matter up to international forums.

He, however, hoped that the new Pakistani generation would learn from history and resist those who side with fundamentalist forces.
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