Govt plot behind communal incidents: BNP

15 October 2021

BNP on Thursday blamed government agencies for the communal incidents in Cumilla and elsewhere in the country, saying these are part of a plot to mislead people.
Speaking at a discussion, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir demanded prompt action against the perpetrators.
"The government has completely failed to maintain law and order and stability in the
country...some untoward incidents happened centring the Durga Puja of Hindu brothers in Cumilla and Chandpur. Three people were killed in Chandpur as police opened fire indiscriminately," he said.
The BNP leader said these incidents are an outcome of the government's 'plot' to destroy communal harmony and stability in the country. "We strongly condemn and protest these incidents."
About the desecration of the holy Quran in Cumilla, Fakhrul said the main intention behind this is to destabilise the country. "You've heard that the holy Quran was kept in the puja mandapa. Who did it? Those who've done it have a motive to ruin the communal harmony."
He also alleged that law enforcers opened fire on people in different places over the incident also for the same reason.
"It's a country of communal harmony. We've been living here very peacefully for thousands of years... These incidents have been carried out completely by the government agencies to create unrest in the country and to divert people's attention to a different direction from the real crisis."
Jatiyatabadi Samabay Dal arranged the discussion programme at Dhaka Reporters' Unity, marking its 11th founding anniversary.

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