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2001-2006: Khaleda Zia robbed thousands of crores of government resources from public works alone

After coming to power in 2001, BNP-Jamaat activists started looting across the country. Even BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, the then-prime minister was among the perpetrators. Khaleda Zia herself allocated thousands of crores of wealth from the Ministry of Public Works to her relatives in the five years of her rule. She used the housing and public...

Hawa Bhaban, Tarique Rahman and commission trade of thousands of crores of taka

During the BNP-Jamaat alliance regime from 2001 to 2006, Dhaka’s top terror groups used to get contracts and tenders worth thousands of crores of taka from the Water Development Board (WDB) and the Road Transport and Highways (RTH) department. Soon after coming to power, the coalition government released these top terrorists on the instruc...

2001: Chhatra Dal's murder-rape-extortion under Tarique's support held the entire country hostage

Within six months into the formation of the government on October 20, 2001, BNP-Jamaat leaders and activists established a reign of murder-rape-grabbing-extortion-robbery across the country. Chhatra Dal and Shibir started armed showdowns in educational institutions. They started killing Awami League supporters and ordinary people. Chhatra Dal ca...

BNP-Jamaat politics: 8 murders in 10 days in one district in 2001, 3 more raped in public

BNP-Jamaat leaders and activists started a countrywide killing spree after forming the government on October 20, 2001. They committed shocking and horrific incidents like raping children and women in front of their parents and husbands. Besides extortion and torture, they continued illegally grabbing and occupying businesses and properties of or...

Persecuting minorities by BNP-Jamaat in 2001-06: BNP-backed CBA leader illegally occupied the cremation site to build luxurious leisure home

The period 2001-06 was a terrible time for the Hindu community in Bangladesh. From murder, rape, and land grabbing, they had to endure all sorts of torture. BNP leaders occupied not only the land of the houses but also the cremation ground of the Hindu community. On February 17, 2007, the Prothom Alo reported that Feroz Miah, President of Bangl...