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Fakhrul declines to comment, Mahbub calls to show respect
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-10-29,  Publish Time : 17:27,  View Count : 46
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has avoided journalists when they wanted to know about his party's reaction to the verdict delivered against Jamaat ameer Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami in cases related to crimes against humanity.

However, the party's standing committee member Lt Gen (Retd) Mahbubur Rahman thinks that the tribunal's verdict should be accepted with respect.

On Wednesday, International Crimes Tribunal awarded death penalty to Jamaat ameer Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami.

When the verdict against Nizami was being pronounced, Mirza Fakhrul was speaking at a seminar at National Press Club. Following the pronouncement of the verdict, journalists were waiting to get BNP's reaction from Mirza Fakhrul. Instead of saying anything else, Mirza Fakhrul left the press club.

On the other hand, Lt Gen (Retd) Mahbubur Rahman told reporters that trial of over a dozen of charges was going on for a long time. "The court has finally delivered the judgement. I think the verdict should be accepted with respect."

When asked that BNP and Jamaat had questions over the intention behind the formation of tribunals, he said there is no scope of making remark about the judgement of the tribunal.

However, BNP chairperson's adviser Shamsuzzaman Dudu said, "I personally think that the government has adopted different paths to suppress differences of opinion. It is part of it."

BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said, "BNP didn't give any formal reactions to these matters in the past. It will also not give any reaction this time. Those who have given reactions are absolutely their personal opinions."

Earlier, BNP remained silent about giving any formal reaction to the death of Jamaat's ‘guru’ Ghulam Azam. They even did not take part in Ghulam Azam's namaj-e-janaza to avoid 'controversy.'


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