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PM slams rights orgs for keeping mum

24 January 2017, 3:57:39

Staff Correspondent:Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today afternoon came down hard on those human rights organisations that did not raise voice against the killing of ruling AL MP from Gaibandha-1 Manjurul Islam Liton.

“Nowadays, we often see hue and cry when even a small incident has happened, but when an MP was killed, not even a human rights organisation or any other person uttered a single word. Bangladesh is a 'strange' country,” the premier said.

The prime minister said this while addressing the senior officials of Bangladesh Police at a function on the occasion of the Police Week 2017, held at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in Dhaka.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Shahidul Haque delivered the welcome speech in the programme.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Home Secretary Kamaluddin Ahmed, DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia, DIG of Chittagong Range Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, Additional Police Commissioner of DMP Md Monirul Islam, Additional DIG Habibur Rahman, SP of Gazipur Harun ur Rashid spoke on the occasion. Additional IGP (Admin) Mokhlesur Rahman gave the vote of thanks.

Sheikh Hasina said that when the criminals killed people of various faiths in a planned way, carried out arson attacks on mosques and set to Holy Quran on fire, many did not raise voice against those unfortunate incidents.

“You'll have to think and remain alert about this because this is also a part of conspiracy,” Hasina told the senior police officials.

“People are our main energy as they can give information and you'll have to be associated with people and thus gain their confidence and trust,” she added.

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