Update June 18, 2016

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International forces are working behind the militancy in the country: Moudud

Mirajul Moin Joy

18 June 2016, Nirapad News: BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Friday alleged that the present government has lack of willingness to control militants.

The BNP leader made the allegation while speaking at a discussion meeting organised by the Combine Professionals’ Parisad, a pro-BNP professional organization, marking ‘black day of news papers’ at the National Press Club in the capital.

Moudud Ahmed said, “Despite the government’s claims of zero tolerance to suppress militants, they have yet to start any trial of militants. So it is clear that the government is not sincere in resisting the militant forces.”

He said, “There is no doubt that the international forces are working behind the militancy in the country. But it will not be difficult to face such militants and terrorists with RAB and Police.”

To tackle such terrorism and militancy in the country, a democratic, accountable and transparent government is necessary, that can only be restored through a fair national election, the former minister added.

“It is also needed a combine effort. In this transitional period of the country, if the government takes initiative to form national unity then the BNP will answer the call,” the BNP leader said.

Moudud Ahmed said the reason behind the emergence of militancy is due to lack of democracy in the country. “Democracy had been dropped out from the constitution in 1975 officially. There is democracy in the constitution now but does not exist in reality,” he said.

Criticising the last parliamentary, city corporations, municipalities, and union parishad elections, he said people have been deprived of voting rights in the polls and it is the biggest political offence.

“In the Union Parishad elections over hundred people have been killed and 95 per cent of them are involved with the Awami politics. Such election was not needed,” he added.

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