Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh yesterday urged all to remain united so that the communal and militant forces cannot raise their heads high in the country.
“All must be united so that communal and militant forces do not rise in this country,” he told the pre-brief meeting of the ‘Historical Central Janmastami Procession’ organized by the Mohanagar Sarbajanin Puja Uthjapon Committee as part of the Central Janmashtami Utsab in city’s Palashi intersection here.
Highlighting the various misdeeds organized during the period of the then government in 2001-2006, the mayor said: “After 75, those who wanted to turn this country into a militant and failed state, again in 2001-2006 turned this Bangladesh into a failed and blacklisted one.”
After the election of October 1, 2001, that force started unspeakable torture on the people of all commu-nities, including the Hindu community, all over Bangladesh, he added.
The government of 2001-2006 evicted the Hindu community from their homes by conducting house-to-house attacks, robberies and rapes, he said, adding that later, pro-people leader Sheikh Hasina won the landslide victory and transformed Bangladesh into a non-communal and secular state.
At the end of the meeting, Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader and Taposh jointly inaugurated a procession organised on the occasion of Janmashtami.
Local lawmaker Haji Selim, Mahanagar Puja Udjapan Parishad president Monindra Kumar Nath and Mahanagar Puja Udjapan Parishad general secretary Ramen Mandal were present, among others, on the occasion.