Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

BNP slams govt for operation at Shapla Chattar

BNP has criticised the government for Sunday’s late night operation at Shapla Chattar at the capital’s Motijheel “without any warning and presence of any magistrate”, a spokesman of the party said on Wednesday.

“If the intention was honest, why did they not conduct the operation in daylight?” Shamsuzzaman Dudu, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s adviser, slammed while talking to reporters at BNP central office at Nayapaltan in the capital.

He was talking about the law enforcers’ Sunday’s late night action to drive away some 35,000 activists of Hefajat-e Islam from the Shapla Chattar where they gathered to press home their 13-point demand including arrest of “atheist bloggers”.

“We condemned the attack on the Hefajat men in the darkness of night,” he said.

He further said, “It is shameful that we have not had any press note or any comment from the prime minister on the issue so far.”

BNP will form a probe committee with its parliamentary committee members and eminent citizens to investigate the incident, he said.

Asked about their stance after the 48-hour ultimatum to the government was over, Dudu said, “We will talk on it later, if necessary.”



  • Reaz Hassan

    Human rights organizations, within and outside, should investigate gross violations, if there be any.

  • Spytek

    It is shameful that the BNP, Jamaat and Hefazat were all responsible for the violence that happened on Sunday and yet they criticize the police and AL for trying to bring order to the chaos which they caused and were responsible for.