Press conference on Bangladesh Mahila Parishad’s concern on present situation

By on December 23, 2013

Bangladesh Mahila Parishad held a press conference on 21st December 2013 at Sufia Kamal  Bhaban  auditorium on expressing deep concern about the  present situation.

Ayesha Khanam, the President of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad  moderated  the press conference and  Movement Secretary, Kazi Sufia Akhter presented  the keynote paper. The conference was also attended by  General Secretary Maleka Banu, Joint General Secretaries Rakhi Das Purakyastha and Shima Moslem.

 BMP in their press briefing noted the following: “ We are surprised and stunned by the audacity of Jaamat-e- Islam, the war criminal of 1971 in launching violence destruction all over the country. Their patron Pakistan is still rendering support to them and has taken  deplorable stand to protect war criminals.

BMP further noted “the lack of understanding, unity and vision among the pro- liberation, progressive, democratic forces lies deep in the present crisis of Bangladesh. This has further aggravated the situation is in this back ground. The destruction activities are being carried out by the religious fundamentalist forces with the support and active participation of main opposition party BNP and the 18 party alliance.


BMP noted with concern that religious fundamental forces are manipulating the main opposition party to make the nation  and the people their hostages. In the statement Bangladesh Mahila parishad expressed concern on the continuous  oppression against the  minority people  across the country. It observed with concern and anxiety  that in places like  Bonogram of Sathia, Pabna, Satkhira, Pirojpur, Lalmonirhat,, Faridpur, Dinajpur, Mymensing, Patuakhali, Bagerhat  other places not only in dark night but  in broad day light attack organized on the household of Hindu community, their temples were set on fire, women became victims of sexual violence. They aimed to force the minority Hindues to leave the country in silence.

 The violent nature of the so called protest movement has been condemned  by BMP. It noted “ in the name of hartal, strike, the terrorist attacks has disturbed  the public life. Every day they attacked with pettrol  bomb and set the transport on fire. Thereby causing  the death of common man and women as well as children. So far 64 people were burnt alive and  about of 161 person were assassinated  on political ground within 54 strike days.

 Finally BMP made appeal to all the political parties to show sense of  responsibility and commitment to the people. For that it is essential for all parties to practice democracy, uphold the rights of the people and promote secular values.

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    December 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

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