BNP-Jamaat violence escalates

Arsonists must be dealt with iron hand

Published : 06 Nov 2023 10:22 PM | Updated : 06 Nov 2023 10:22 PM
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At least 14 vehicles were torched across the country on Sunday, the first day of the countrywide second blockade, enforced by BNP, Jamaat and like-minded political parties, according to media reports.

After the three-day countrywide blockade, another road, rail and waterways blockade started at 6 am on Sunday. It will end at 6 am today. Earlier, during the BNP-announced three-day blockade starting from October 31 to November 2 around 31 vehicles were torched. The BNP, Jamaat and like-minded political parties plan to go for fresh non-stop blockade and hartal programmes from tomorrow (Wednesday). So, panic runs high among the people throughout the country.

Though strict measures have been taken against vandalism and violent crimes like vehicle vandalism and arson attack, different modes of vehicles especially passenger buses are being set on fire. BNP has now become desperate to see bloodshed in the country at any cost alongside torching vehicles and destroying public properties. We express serious concern over the frequent violence and arson attack on vehicles on streets ahead of the upcoming national election. The violent acts of BNP-Jamaat are affecting people’s daily life creating panic among them. It has been noticed that BNP activists are taking to streets in angry mood, chanting provocative slogans, clashing with law enforcers and attacking ruling party men at different parts of the country.

Senior BNP-Jamaat leaders ordered their activists that the parties are preparing for violent street protests to oust the government at any cost. On the other hand, it is very clear that AL workers would not sit idle and they are also prepared to resist any terrorist acts in the name of the movement.

So, when BNP activists take to streets or go on rampage, AL workers try to resist them. Many activists of BNP, its key ally Jamaat, their student wings, anti-liberation forces, communal forces and terrors who went into hiding to avert arrest, are now coming out of their hideouts and taking part in the hooliganism during BNP’s political programmes only to create anarchy.