We Want To Remain United As We Did During Liberation War: Syed Ashraful Islam


General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, Syed Ashraful Islam said, "We don't want clash or conflict anymore in the country. We have experienced enough of it. We want to remain united in the process the whole nation was united during the war of liberation.

He also said, "Father of the Nation Bangabandhu is the symbol of unity. Responding to our call, some 90 percent people of the country observed his 40th anniversary of martyrdom this year with due honour and respect. We hope, time will come soon when all the political parties will observe Bangabandhu's anniversary of martyrdom all together."

Awami League's Gen-Sec was addressing at the discussion program at the auditorium of Institute of Engineers in Dhaka. The program was organised by Dhaka Metro unit of the party, marking the concluding day of the 40-day program of 40th anniversary of martyrdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Acting president of Dhaka City Awami League (AL) MA Aziz chaired the discussion, also addressed, among others, by AL Advisory Council member Amir Hossain Amu, presidium member Begum Matia Chowdhury, general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Dhaka City AL general secretary Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya (Bir Bikram), AL organising secretary Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam and vice-chancellor of Jagannath University Dr Mizanur Rahman. Dhaka City AL publicity secretary Abdul Huq Sabuj conducted the discussion.

In the discussion, central leaders of the Awami League called upon the party leaders-workers to remain united so that the enemy forces could not launch any attack.

"Conspirators are not sitting idle and conspiracies have not ended as yet. So, we have to remain united. We don't want any clash or conflict but we want to remain united," they said while speaking at a discussion in the city.

Speaking at the discussion as the chief guest, Amir Hossain Amu said, "We have to remain vigilant and united so that no enemy could launch any attack upon us. Following the killing of Bangabandhu and most of his family members on August 15 in 1975 in a counter-revolution, the defeated forces of independence thought that bloods of Bangabandhu would not talk again and that's why the infamous indemnity ordinance was promulgated to stop trial of the gruesome assassination.

"By implementing the ideologies of Bangabandhu, we have defeated politically the defeated forces of independence, who wanted to transform Bangladesh into a failed state. The country has been marching ahead now under the capable and farsighted leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. In accordance with the opinions of the World Bank, we have already been transformed into a lower middle income state. We want to march further towards progress.....we are ahead in each of the six international indexes of progress."

Begum Matia Chowdhury said, "The world conscience felt ashamed and thunder-struck now by seeing Ainal (body of dead Kurdish boy swept ashore). But, the killers kept the world conscience mum when children like Sheikh Russell and Sukanta Babu were killed on August 15 in 1975."

She said in response to the call of people of the country Sheikh Hasina returned to the sacred soil of Bangladesh after losing parents and all of her family and like her illustrious father Bangabandhu she has made people of the country close-at-heart relatives by staying beside them.

Criticising BNP chairperson, the Agriculture Minister said, "People don't respond to her call anymore as Khaleda Zia only pursues the politics of conspiracy and destruction. At the same time, taking to the right track of honesty and justice, Awami League government has been ensuring the country's progress and that's why Awami League has been gaining more grounds. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Awami League has become a more acceptable party to the people while people have been rejecting Khaleda Zia."