Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said communal evil forces carried out attacks on temples of the Hindu community in a planned way.
“No violence or problem took place in Durga Puja of Hindu Community in the last 12 years. This time communal evil forces launched the evil acts under an orchestrated plan. None of those who are involved with the evil acts will be spared,” he said.
Quader was addressing the triennial council of Rajbari district unit of AL joining it virtually from his official residence in the capital.
Mentioning that those carried out attacks on Hindu temples are enemies of the Liberation War spirit, he urged all to build united resistance against the evil forces.
It is natural that those who cannot tolerate the country’s development, they will become angered, he mentioned.
He said a vested quarter is searching scopes again and again for carrying out violence capitalizing on religious belief of the people through making such acts which are conflicting with the key spirit of religion.
About BNP leaders’ remarks that the government is involved with the mayhem, the minister said BNP’s remarks are as like as the proverb ‘hiding in a superficial way’.
“The government wants to keep stability in the country. Why the government will do that,” he questioned.
Quader said those who are involved with the attacks, who have incited the acts and who are behind the scene perpetrators to carry out the evil acts with a view to creating unrest in the country through destroying communal harmony will be brought to justice through proper investigations.
AL Presidium Members Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Muhammad Faruk Khan and Abdur Rahman, Joint General Secretary Mahbubul-Alam Hanif, Organizing Secretary Mirza Azam, Commerce and Industries Secretary Md. Siddiqur Rahman, Forestry and Environmental Affairs Secretary Delwar Hossain, Central Working Committee Member Sanjida Khanam, Anwar Hossain, Sahabuddin Farazi, Syed Abdul Awal Shamim and Iqbal Hossain and Rajbari district unit General Secretary Kazi Iradat Ali spoke on the occasion, among others.
Rajbari district unit AL President Md Zillur Rahman chaired it.