Vol. 5 Num 591 Thu. January 26, 2006  

Topple this govt, save country from fanatics
Inu tells Satkhira public meeting

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President Hasanul Haque Inu at a public meeting yesterday urged the people to unite to oust the BNP-Jamat alliance government to save the country and its people from the clutches of fanatic and undemocratic forces.

In its four years' rule, the alliance government has pushed the country to the brink of destruction by widespread corruption, politicisation of the administration and the judiciary and sheltering Islamist militants, Inu told the meeting organised by Satkhira district JSD. It was held at Patkelghata football ground in Tala upazila.

Fanatic and militant forces under shelter of the government are carrying out bomb blasts and killing progressive political leaders, civil society members, judges, teachers, and intellectuals, putting security of people's life at stake.

Inu claimed that Jamat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir are behind the blasts but the government did not take any action against them.

JSD is a component of the 14-party opposition alliance that has spearheaded a movement for resignation of the government for its alleged failure and sheltering Islamist militants.

The JSD leader reiterated that opposition parties will not take part in the next parliamentary election until the demands for reforms to the caretaker system and the Election Commission and resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) are fulfilled.

The CEC has already proved his bias towards the ruling alliance, he claimed. "No election in the country will be held under the present EC", Inu said.

JSD President Hasanul Haque Inu addressing a public meeting at Patkelghata football ground in Tala upazila of Satkhira yesterday. PHOTO: STAR