When the nation is celebrating the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of the Independence, the anti-liberation forces are busy with plotting to destabilise the country even after fifty years of independence.
Being benefitted politically, the patrons of the killers of Bangabandhu, anti-liberation forces and different extremist groups with support from some vested quarters have become desperate to create anarchy by attempting to divide communal harmony this time.
They attacked several areas in the country protesting India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh for joining Bangabandhu’s Birth Centenary and the country’s Independence Golden Jubilee celebrations.
They set fire to many government offices and establishments including the railway station in Brahmanbaria, attacked Hathazari police station in Chattogram and clashed with police in the city.
Accusing Modi of what they say ‘fueling religious tensions and anti-Muslim violence in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002’, they have created an issue and unleashed a reign of terror across the country.
India is irrefutably linked to Bangladesh’s 1971 birth and the relation between the two countries is tied with the blood-stained history of the 1971 Liberation War.
India had extended its all out helps and supports us in the war of 1971 against Pakistan.
Its soldiers sacrificed their lives for our independence. Therefore, we believe India is our true and a tested friend. And we are always grateful to India.
It is a very simple equation and clear message that the anti-liberation defeated forces, the patrons of the killers of Bangabandhu, and different extremist groups can never accept or laud India as the country stood beside the Bangalee people during the Liberation War.
They have been warned and given enough chance to refrain from any sort of hooliganism.
But they have not changed their attitude even after fifty years of independence as they still don’t accept the country’s independence.
Like Pakistani military, Rajakars, Al Badrs, Al Shams, and the killers of Bangabandhu they are doing the same thing right now.
They called protest rallies across the country today (Sunday) and they created anarchy at different places with police.
It can’t be tolerated anymore in the soil of the independent and sovereign Bangladesh. In this regard, the government must be determined to strictly resist any hooliganism for the sake of people’s safety.
Besides, the government will also have to review its planned strategy against extremists and their collaborators in a bid to intensify anti-terror operation across the country.
When Bangladesh is marching forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the development of the country is being acclaimed globally, they are out to resort to anarchy.
We people in an independent and sovereign country must foil their evil design.
When the heads of state and government of different foreign countries and world organisations either physically or in video messages continued to extended their warm greetings and congratulations to the government and people of Bangladesh on the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence, the anti-liberation elements are engaged in tarnishing the image of the country.
Therefore, being imbued with the spirit of Liberation War, we Bangalee nation will never compromise with the anti-liberation forces.
We all know on December 30 in 2018 Awami League got landslide victory and formed the government with people’s mandate.
But, there were conspiracies to foil the polls. And the evil forces are still active to create chaos in the country.
After the assassination of Bangabandhu, the anti-liberation elements wanted to erase the name of Bangabandhu from the history.
But they could not succeed as it was impossible to delete his name from the history.
We are urging the government to remain rigid its commitment to conduct the ongoing drive against the anti-liberation forces and militancy and terrorism.
We also believe the drive must be continued to reap the benefits of massive development carried out by the present government.
S. M. Mizanur Rahman is Assistant Editor, Bangladesh Post.