Seikh Hasina - The Modern Pathfounder Of Fascism & Re-inventor Of 2nd BAKSAL
The tragic killing of Bishwajit at the hands of BCL hooligans in front of a senior police official on the 9th December blockade in Dhaka has shocked us greatly. From the newspaper reports
we came to learn that Bishwajit, a poor tailor, was a resident of Old Dhaka who had no link with any political party at all. As seen in the video footage of different TV channels, the on-duty police official along with his sub-ordinates were enjoying (!) how a hartal supporter (?) was being punished by the student wing of the ruling party.
2) arrest of mirza fakhrul islam alamgir
Dhaka, Dec 10, (bdnews24.com)— Police on Monday evening arrested BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir hours after he was named in a case over vandalism on the road during the road blockade programme of the BNP-led 18-Party Alliance on Sunday.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police spokesperson Masudur Rahman said the BNP leader was arrested in the Naya Paltan in connection with the case filed on Sunday night over vandalising of a vehicle.
bdnews24.com Chief Political Correspondent Sumon Mahmud reported Alamgir was picked up by plainclothes policemen from near the BNP’s central office around 6:15pm.
Fakhrul was taken away in a microbus, he said.
BNP leaders Sadeque Hossain Khoka and its Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi were with Fakhrul at the time of arrest.
Fakhrul was on his way to attend the meeting between visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert O Blake and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the evening.
“Mirza Fakhrul was surrounded by plainclothes policemen as soon as he came out of BNP’s central office. At that moment, he asked (police) not to touch him. He was forced to board a microbus nearby amid altercations. Then that (the microbus) left the area fast,” said Mahmud.
The BNP in an instant press conference condemned the arrest of their spokesperson. Khoka and another Joint Secretary General Amanullah Aman were present during the press briefing.
BNP leaders threatened nonstop tougher agitation programmes if their colleague was not released soon.
“We want to make it clear to the government that tougher programme will be enforced if our Acting Secretary General is not released immediately. The agitation cannot be stopped by arresting him,” Rizvi said at the press briefing.
Aman renewed the same demand and reiterated the same threat.
The BNP leaders believe the arrest was meant to obstruct the Tuesday shutdown.
The arrest came the day before the 18-Party Alliance enforcing its countrywide daylong shutdown announced following a violent road blockade on Sunday.
Asked whether any agitation programme will follow the arrest of their leader, Aman said the decision will be taken after discussions with their Chairperson.
A Dhaka City Corporation driver named ’Alamgir’ and over 200 others late night on Sunday for vandalising a City Corporation vehicle during road blockade.
In the afternoon on Monday, Fakhrul said the government will not succeed in subduing opposition’s agitation by making attacks and filing cases.
He said the case will be faced both legally and politically.
“The government filed the case intentionally against our Acting Secretary General. The people of the country know a national leader cannot set on fire a city corporation vehicle meant to carry waste,” Rizvi said during the press briefing.
At the beginning of this year, Fakhrul was jailed for arson during another shutdown enforced by the opposition but later he obtained bail.
The opposition programmes are to press the demand for reinstating the caretaker government provision to oversee the next parliamentary election.