Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday called upon the countrymen to put up a resistance against militancy, terrorism and bomb exploders. She warned that her government would do everything to protect the life and property of the people.
Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, urged the people to hand over the culprits involved in terrorism, anarchy and bomb explosion to the police.
She asked all to help policemen arrest the terrorists who make and hurl bombs. They would be brought to justice and given exemplary punishment, she added.
The prime minister issued this warning while addressing a huge public rally at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan in the city.
Bangladesh Awami League organized the rally on the occasion of the 44th Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
With senior presidium member of the party and Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury in the chair, the rally was addressed, among others, by AL Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed and Suranjit Sengupta, Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and Mohammad Nasim, General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, Joint Secretaries Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Organizing Secretary Krishibid AFM Bahauddin Nasim.
Besides, Dhaka City AL President MA Aziz and General Secretary Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam and presidents and general secretaries of AL’s associate bodies spoke at the meeting conducted by AL Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud and Deputy Publicity and Publication Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil.
Thousands of leaders and workers of Bangladesh Awami League and associate bodies from different parts of the capital as well as adjoining districts of Dhaka city joined the rally carrying colourful banners, festoons and portraits of Bangabandhu and Sheikh Hasina and beating drums. –Our Monitor (Photo: PID)