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Govt to take tougher steps for stopping violence, PM warns
Observer Online Desk
Published : Wednesday, 14 January, 2015,  Time : 1:22 PM,  View Count : 50
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday warned BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami again that her government will take even tougher steps if they do not refrain from destructive activities like blockade, killing and arson attacks.

"I would like tell them (BNP-Jamaat) one thing, you must refrain from carrying out suck activities (blockade, killing people and arson attacks), or else, we’ll have to take even harsher actions for stopping these," she asserted.

The Prime Minister came up with the warning while delivering her speech at the inaugural programme of the National Primary Education Week 2015 at Osmani Memorial Auditorium. She also said it is the duty of the government to provide security of the lives and property of the people of the country.

Hasina mentioned: "The hooligans of BNP-Jamaat-Shibir nexus are killing people by setting fire to passengers on board in buses and other vehicles. This is not politics, this is militant and terrorist act, BNP-Jamaat has unleashed terrorist activities in the name of movement."

She requested the people of the country to resist these evil activities of BNP-Jamaat clique. "I’m urging all to resist these militancy and terrorism," she said. Reiterating that Khaleda Zia’s decision not to participate in the January 5, 2013 election was her own political mistake, Hasina questioned why the country, the nation and people should pay the price for her mistake. “It was not the responsibility of people. Then why are you killing people by setting fire to public buses?” she questioned.

The Prime Minister also mentioned that the BNP-Jamaat activists set fire to a bus early today (Wednesday) and killed four children. "I don’t have any word to express my condemnation, what is the logic behind this killing. What is the reason behind being angry with the general people, what is the fault of the mass people?"

Hasina said the government recently procured 1,000 buses for the BRTC fleet. "Some one hundred of the buses have been burned already," she added.

The Prime Minister said, the politicians do politics for the welfare of the country and its people. "If people are killed and affected then what is the purpose this politics," she questioned. She also said that the BNP-Jamaat alliance enforced the hartal and blockade during the Eid-e-Miladunnabi and Biswa Ijtema. "This is very unfortunate, we don’t want such activities," she said.


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