Form resistance bodies against state terrorism, Khaleda asks alliance leaders
Published : Tuesday, 3 March, 2015, Time : 12:00 AM, View Count : 19
Staff Correspondent Khaleda Zia, the Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), on Monday urged her party-led 20-party alliance leaders and activists to form resistance committees across the country toprotest against what she called state terrorism. BNP Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed in a statement said, "Khaleda Zia directed the alliance workers to form resistance committees at all villages across the country against state-sponsored terrorism as the country has plunged into a state sponsored anarchy." "The fall of the government is inevitable in the face of people's spontaneous resistance," he added. Salahuddin Ahmed alleged, "The ruling Awami League hold a farcical election on January 5, 2014 to implement a blueprint of one party parliament, one party public administration and one party judiciary system in the country." "Virtually all of the organs of the state have now become subordinate to the executive leaving the country in a state sponsored terrorism," the BNP leader said. So freeing the countrymen from the situation, the united protests of the pro-democratic people are needed, he said. On the other hand, Advocate Sanaullah Mia, legal counsel of the BNP Chairperson, said Khaleda Zia will not appear before the special court on Wednesday as she feels insecure to go there. Khaleda Zia is scheduled to appear before the court in person in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust grafts cases on the day. "The BNP chief will not go to the court as countrywide non-stop blockade is going on," Sanaullah Mia said. Meanwhile, the court issued a warrant, in another case, for the police to search her office at Gulshan in the capital. The police now, at any time, can carry out a search of the office, on Sunday. Several BNP leaders said that warrants for arrest and search will make no difference to Khaleda Zia' stand over the ongoing anti-government movement. Despite the warrant, there is little likelihood of her going to office, they added. Khaleda Zia has been in her Gulshan office for the past two months. About 50 people have been staying there too, including leaders, activists, security guards, officers and employees. No one is being allowed entry there other than Khaleda Zia's relatives. Those inside are not emerging in fear of arrest. In the meantime, the police were removed from Khaleda Zia's residence, 'Feroza', on Road 79, Gulshan. Khaleda Zia has been staying at her office on Road 86, Gulshan, since 4 January.