Awami League (AL) Presidium Member Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak on Wednesday said that nobody will be spared if any kind of conspiracy gets involved with journalism.
“I urge all to stand against those who do ill-journalism in the country. Nobody will be spared if any kind of conspiracy is included in journalism,” he said.
The AL leader said these while speaking at a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club (JPC) here at the initiative of the Bangladesh Mohila Awami League, the women’s wing of the ruling Awami League, as the chief guest to protest the false and fabricated report published by the daily Prothom Alo.
Nanak said:”On the great Independence Day of the country, the news was published (in daily Prothom Alo) naming Sabuj as Zakir. What is the reason behind this? What is the purpose of this kind of news? This newspaper is always conspiring against the beloved leader Sheikh Hasina and the progress of Bangladesh.”
Urging all to maintain morality while pursuing journalism, he said no exemption will be given if any kind of unprofessionalism is found with journalism.
“Our countrymen were celebrating 52 years of independence with due dignity. Then a special news item of a national daily of the country (Prothom Alo) drew attention of the countrymen. Even after so many years of the country’s independence, we have to stand on the streets and protest against lies and yellow journalism,” he added.
He further said that in this holy month of Ramadan, all have to protest against those who follow anti-liberation based journalism in the country.
With Mohila Awami League President Meher Afroz Chumki in the chair, the human chain was attended, among others, by Secretary of Education and Human Resource Affairs of Bangladesh Awami League Shamsunnahar Chapa.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Mohila Awami League Shabnam Jahan Shila, MP, moderated the program.