Saturday, September 10, 2011
Awami League Incited Pilkhana Massacre: Mirza Fakhrul
Bangladesh Awami League, both as the government and as a political party, incited the 25 February, 2009 BDR rebellion, which later turned out to be a mass murder of Bangladesh Army officer. Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, acting general secretary of the main opposition BNP has said this on Thursday as he attended a programme at the capital's Lalbagh area.
Mirza Fakhrul said, blame for both instigation of the carnage and failure to protect the army officers is to go on Awami League. The Prime Minister sat in a meeting with the people who led the murders of the officers and severe mistreatment of their families, added Mirza Fakhrul.
Mirza Fakhrul said, the failure to conduct operations to save the officers and their helpless family members is the utter failure of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government, which other BNP leaders at the programme said have been done deliberately to weaken the relied defence structure of Bangladesh.
Other leaders including BNP volunteer's wing head Habibun Nabi Khan Sohel were present at the programme, where they demanded the withdrawal of politically motivated charges against Nasir Uddin Pintu.