Govt firm on pinning down radicals

The government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the  Bangladesh Awami League are  determined to fight the conspiracy against the country and the rise of fanaticism with strong hands, said sources.

Besides, the ruling party has also started taking punitive measures against the intruders into the party, who are working against the party’s ideology and flouting its disciplines, the sources added.

According to sources, the high –ups  of  the government  have asked the law-enforcement agencies and intelligence to go for actions against those who are trying to destabilize the tranquility of the country, which is progressing  through various development activities .

Accordingly, the supreme command of the ruling party as well as its senior leaders have instructed the leaders and activists of different units and at the grassroots levels to remain active against the conspiracies being  hatched  by vested quarters along with some groups of fundamentalists. These conspirators are also misleading the innocent religious people of the country.

It  may be recalled that some extremist Islamist  groups, mainly extremist organisation Hefajat- e- Islam,  with the  support of the BNP, Jamaat and other  anti-liberation forces are trying to create anarchy in the country. These groups are also trying to destroy the communal harmony through attacks on different other religious communities. 

Recently, these fanatic groups in collaboration with vested quarters and conspirators are carrying out anarchy across the country. They killed many people, vandalized and set fire to houses of people, business establishments, transports and government offices. They also vandalized and destroyed many sculptures and murals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, several cultural institutions, including Ustad Alauddin Music Centre at Brahmanbaria.  These fanatics and conspirators are not only spreading rumours through various social media like You Tube and facebook while some others are delivering hate speeches to provoke innocent people into violence in the name of religion.  

In the circumstances, many of the victims and law-enforcement agencies have filed cases for the anarchy while several people responsible for the anarchy and vandalism have already been arrested from different parts of the country.

Meanwhile, the ruling Bangladesh Awami League also has suspended more than 15 leaders of Awami League, Jubo League, Krishok League and Bangladesh Chhatra League, who are the intruders into the party and who had been patronizing the fundamentalists.

According to sources, in the last few days at least 10 leaders of Awami League, Jubo League, Krishok League and Chhatra league were suspended from the respective organisations for violating party discipline as well as patronizing fanaticism. 

Of them, Abul Hasem, general secretary of Jayashri Union unit Awami League in Sunamganj district was suspended from the party on April 7 while Md Foyez Uddin, a joint secretary of Sunamganj district unit Chhatra league was suspended on April 5

In Gopalganj, an organizing secretary of Tungipara upazila unit of Krishok League, Md Selim Sharif, was suspended on April 6.

In Chattogram, Md Azizul Huq Aziz, publicity secretary of Dewar Union unit Chhatra League, and Md  Gias Uddin, another Chhatra league leader of Bhatiari Union, were suspended on April 6 while Md Omar Faruq, an organizing secretary of Kaptai union in Rangamati district was suspended on April 7.

Obaidur Rahman, a joint convenor of Bidyakati union in Jashore district was suspended on Thursday.

Besides, two leaders of Bangladesh Textile University-- Md Joynal Miah and Asir Mohammad Uman—were suspended from the organisation on April 6.

Talking about fanaticism and anarchy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on April told Parliament that those who are doing illicit act in the name of Islam, are selling the religion and leaving the Islam at risk. 

“They would not be spared.  Action will be taken against those who will commit anti-religious act in the name of religion”, said the Prime Minister.

On the same Day Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said  extreme Islamist organisation Hefajat- e -Islam has evil intention and ,therefore, they are carrying out anarchy in the country.

The Home Minister warned  of tougher action against them.