Govt. to fight in Canadian court for Bangabandhu killer’s deportation: PM

Published : 11 Jun 2018, 12:22

Jagoroniya Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government would fight in the Canadian court for deportation of Noor Chowdhury, a self-confessed and convicted killer of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

In this regard, she sought the support and cooperation of the expatriate nationals in Canada, saying Noor Chowdhury, who directly shot dead the Father of the Nation, is now clandestinely living in Canada.

“We want to execute the sentences of the convicted killers as they are ‘curses’ for Bangladesh,” she said while addressing a reception accorded to her by Canada chapter of Awami League here on Sunday afternoon local time.

Sheikh Hasina said steps would also be taken for deportation of all fugitive killers including Rashed Chowdhury living in the USA and Rashid and Dalim living in Pakistan.

She said fortunes started flashing on the faces of the people of Bangladesh through the trial of Bangabandhu killers and anti-liberation forces ousted from state power.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, joint secretary of Awami League Mahbubul Alam Hanif, women leader Hasina Akhter Janu, Ontario Awami League leaders Abdus Salam, Erthad Juberi Selim, president of Canada Awami League Golam Mohammad Mahmud Mia and its general secretary Azizur Rahman Prince also spoke on the occasion held at Metro Convention Center in Canada.

Sheikh Hasina said the post 1975 rulers not only thwart country’s democratic system but also destroyed its economy, spirit of the liberation war and all prides of the nation.

The prime minister said Bangladesh must continue its democratic process and pace of development. Expatriate nationals and their relatives in the country have to remain vigil so that upcoming election can be held properly to continue the country’s development, she said.

The premier said Awami League has played the catalytic role in purifying the country’s democratic system which Ziaur Rahman manipulated in the name of so called ‘multi-party democracy’ under the purview of ‘curfew democracy’.

BNP didn’t take part in the last general election and it was their self- styled decision. But, why people would pay for their wrong decision and why innocent people would be burnt alive to fulfill their political vengeance, she asked.

Sheikh Hasina said her party had floated the Charter of Changes in 2008 general election. In 2014, her party focused on continuation of the development. Now Awami League has made up a new vision to make Bangladesh as a middle income country by 2021 and a developed one in South Asia by 2041, she said.

Source: bss

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