‘We have to initiate another mass upsurge’, BNP Secretary General MIrza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made this comment and said that we could achieve our independence in exchange of lakhs of lives in 1971. The democracy was established in the country through the mass upsurge during 1990. BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia led the mass upsurge. And now the time has come again. We have to initiate another mass upsurge strongly.
The BNP leader was speaking at a discussion on the occasion of Shaheed Jehad Day at National Press Club on Sunday.
Mirza Fakhrul said, students played the vital role for initiating every movement. In 1990 Aman Ullah Aman and other student leaders succeeded. In 1952 during the language movement students also succeeded. In 1971 students and youths were the winners. Now a day a devastating situation is prevailing.
He said, Jehad gave his blood for democracy but that has been snatched away. The attainments were snatched away. The independence that we achieved in 1971 is not being enjoyed by us at the moment. Our independence and sovereignty are at stake. We have turned into a genuflected state.
We have nothing at the moment, so the Sheikh Hasina government will not be given time further, he commented.
Convener of Dhaka metropolitan north BNP Aman Ullah Aman presided over the discussion. BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman was connected virtually in the program.