Attacks on JCD carried out at behest of govt high-ups: BNP

Attacks on JCD carried out at behest of govt high-ups: BNP

BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday alleged that the attacks on the leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) were carried out by Bangladesh Chhatra League(BCL) in Dhaka University areas at the behest of the topmost level of the government.

“The videos containing the cruel attacks on peaceful processions of JCD and repression on female JCD leaders by the goons of Chhatra League and Jubo league have gone viral…we would like to say the perpetrators indulged in such misdeeds at the behest of the highest leader of Awami League and the highest position of the government,” he said.

Speaking at a rally, the BNP leader also strongly condemned the ‘cruel’ attacks on the JCD leaders and activists on the Dhaka University campus and the high court premises by the Chhatra League men.

Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal arranged the rally in front of the Jatiya Press Club in protest against what it said the attacks on JCD leaders and workers by BCL and the death threat to Khaleda Zia by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, warned the BCL leaders that they will not be spared for indulging in misdeeds of attacking their fellow students on the evil advice of their superiors. “You will be tried in the people's court in the days to come for your evil deeds.”

“I want to warn you (BCL men) that don’t ruin your lives at the instigation of your senior leaders. The usurper government that lacks public support is turning the students into terrorists and using them to cling to power in an autocratic and fascist style,” he said.

Mosharraf said the country’s people are angry at the government for its various misdeeds. “This regime has failed to deliver on all fronts. “The country now lacks democracy while people have no rights, including the voting one. People have also become helpless due to price hike in the daily essentials.”

The BNP leader alleged that the government is being failed to control the soaring prices of essentials as the ruling party business syndicates are hiking the prices of the commodities.

He said the country’s people no longer want to see Awami league in power for their various misdeeds. “The support of this regime has become zero everywhere in the country and abroad. So, this government and Sheikh Hasina have become isolated. This is a weak regime and only a push is necessary to remove it.”

The BNP leader said their party will ensure the fall of the government by creating a mass wave on the streets. “Our Chhatra Dal has begun the movement to give a push to remove this regime by sacrificing their blood in Dhaka.”