Vol. 5 Num 522 Tue. November 15, 2005  
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Militants back in action after green signal, says Hasina

Awami League (AL) President and Opposition Leader Sheikh Hasina has condemned the killing of two judges in a bomb attack in Jhalakathi.

In a statement yesterday, she said the militants are back in action after getting green signal from the coalition government.

It is clear to the people of the country that the activities of the Islamist militants were halted for a certain period just for the Saarc summit, Hasina said.

The opposition leader said the last bomb attack was carried out in Lalmonirhat on November 3 prior to the Saarc Summit.

She said the islamist militants, patronised by the BNP-Jamaat coalition government, declared war against independence, democracy, constitution and rule of law.

Not only the common people but also the judges are falling victims to the heinous bomb attacks during the rule of the BNP-Jamaat coalition, Hasina said.

She said terrorism and bomb attacks are being carried out in the country deliberately under the patronisation of the coalition government since it assumed power.

Many leaders and activists of Awami League, parliament members, rallies of opposition parties, mosques, temples, fairs, foreign diplomats and even courts also became targets of heinous bomb attacks. The country has turned into a safe haven of the communal terrorists, she said.

The AL chief said series of bomb blasts occurred in 500 places in 63 districts across the country on August 17. But the perpetrators of the bomb attacks are yet to be brought to book.

She said the government banned several militant outfits in the country to fool the people. But in reality, the militants are carrying out terrorist activities under the patronisation of the government.

She conveyed her deepest sympathy to the family members of the two slain judges and prayed for salvation of their departed souls.

The opposition leader urged people to be united against the bomb attackers and their godfathers.