Fakhrul terms sedition case against BNP chairperson a mockery, vindictive

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Dhaka, Jan 25: BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday termed the sedition case filing against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is a mockery and vindictive step.

Immediate after sedition lawsuit filed against BNP Chairperson, the BNP leader came up with his observation while addressing a meeting organised by Krishak Dal at Engineers Institution in the city.

“The sedition case was filed due to political vengeance. It is nothing but a mockery,” he said.

He also told the audience that the government has divided the country into two parts and the division has been taken to the village level.

Mentioning that the country is passing worse time than the misrule of Ayub Khan during the then Pakistan, he observed that nobody is now safe. “Everything is going on as per the dire of the autocrat,” he said.

The spokesperson for the party also claimed that there was no indication of sedition in Khaleda’s speech regarding the martyrs of Liberation War.

Meanwhile, demanding withdrawal of the case, pro-BNP lawyers staged demonstration at the court premises during the case hearing.

On December 21 in 2015, Khaleda–in her first public address in more than a year–said, “There are controversies over how many were martyred during the Liberation War in 1971.”

The petition which was placed with the home ministry says BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has begun a controversy on the number of Liberation War martyrs.

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