Published: Friday, May 10, 2013

Crackdown on Hefajat Men

Name thousands claimed to be killed

Inu calls upon opposition leaders

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu yesterday asked the opposition leaders to provide a list, in 48 hours, of those thousands of people who they [leaders] claim to have been killed in law enforcers’ action against Hefajat-e Islam activists.
“Stop falsification and apologise to the nation if you cannot provide the list,” Inu urged the BNP-led 18-party alliance leaders while briefing journalists at the Secretariat.
He said the death toll did not cross 30 as per reports of daily Inqilab and daily Naya Diganta but activists of BNP-Jamaat are spreading propaganda that thousands died.
Inu alleged that opposition leaders are spreading rumours to cause riots in the country.
However, the information minister could not give details of those who died and who were injured in the incident. “We are determining the casualties of the incident. We will disclose it soon,” he said replying to a query.
Inu further said authorities of different madrasas will face the consequences of misguiding their children and using them in destructive activities in the capital.