Update February 8, 2015

Dhaka 6-49 am, 30-September, 2020

No dialogue with BNP until violence ends

Sumel Sarker

Hasanul Haque Inu

Information Minister, Hasanul Huq Inu

 

08 February 2015, Nirapad News: Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu said on Sunday in a political dialogue with the BNP could be considered if the countrywide violence stops. . “There can be no talks between humans and monsters. It’s impossible to sit for talks with a leader, who orders burning people alive.”

Blaming the BNP chairperson for creating unrest in the country, the Information Minister said the task of restoring peace is getting difficult as she remains stuck to her confrontational path.

“But, the government is taking stern actions, no matter how difficult it is, and will follow the path of December 16, 1971 that had compelled the defeated Pakistan occupation forces to surrender, “Khaleda Zia doesn’t have any election agenda, her main aim is to carry out acts of sabotage to save herself, her son and 1971 war criminals from trial”.

About the appeal made by a section of civil society members urging the government to reach a national unity through a round table to overcome the situation, the information minister advised them to study more and go for homework before making such a call.

“Who are those intellectuals pleading for the release of the political prisoners, and who are they (prisoners)?” he questioned.

Inu urged them to give up the midterm-election agenda and rather suggest a permanent solution over the national election mechanism, which will include the pre- and post-election conduct of the political parties.

He further added that the moment people started getting vocal against BNP’s violence, the intellectuals came up with the call in the name of dialogue for saving the BNP from its destructive activities.

The minister, however, said some intellectuals have recently come forward to help the government in its efforts to restore peace.

Inu claimed that the situation in the capital is normal despite the Hartal and blockade enforced by the BNP alliance and the troubles which are reported from some places elsewhere in the country will also get normal soon.

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