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Dhaka, Oct 22 (bdnews24.com) — BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that the party’s agitation is not aimed at hampering war crimes trial but to ’save the country’.
Addressing a press conference at party’s Naya Paltan headquarters in the city on Saturday, he said, “The government’s claim that the opposition movement is to save war criminals is just a plea to divert people away from the struggle to protect country’s democracy, independence and sovereignty.”
“We want to make it clear that …
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It is not everyday that a phenomenon like “Muktijuddho” happens in a nation’s lifetime. Forty years ago, the sons and daughters of potters, boatmen and agriculture workers, who Rabindranath had called “jonmo-lokkhi-charar dol” (the forever irreverent and irrational lot who Lakshmi had forsaken) took that imprudent step of walking through nine months of blood and fire and carved out a nation for themselves.
Forty years later, they are poised to create history of a very different kind in how …