Mayhem in city

Troublemakers must be dealt with an iron hand

Published : 08 Dec 2022 07:07 PM | Updated : 08 Dec 2022 07:07 PM

Wednesday’s clash between BNP activists and cops in the city’s Naya Paltan area is a well orchestrated plot by the anti-liberation elements.

The BNP got permission to hold its Dhaka divisional public rally tomorrow, (December 10) at Suhrawardy Udyan. The party has also been given alternative venues like Kalshi Ground, Purbachal International Trade Fair Ground and Tongi Ejtema Ground for better security purpose.

The law enforcers assured BNP of providing all kinds of cooperation from them if leaders and activist hold rally peacefully at Suhrawardy Udyan or any other alternative venue. But instead of these venues, BNP is determined to hold its rally in Naya Paltan or its surrounding streets which might create disorder. 

If the authorities concerned allow BNP to hold its rally in front of its party office or adjacent streets serious public suffering will be created as Naya Paltan area has only a capacity of 10 to 15 thousand people. The BNP leaders are claiming that lakhs of people will attend this divisional rally of the party. So, the rest of people will remain scattered on different roads.

Wednesday’s clash between BNP

 activists and cops in the city’s Naya

 Paltan area is a well orchestrated

 plot by the anti-liberation elements

BNP leaders know it very well but they are adamant to hold rally in front of its party office Naya Paltan because they want to make an issue through violence and clash. They also have become desperate in a bid create panic and anarchy in the country. 

In line with the plot, on Wednesday leaders and activists gathered in front of the Naya Paltan party office and launched attack on cops without any provocation. The attack triggered a violent clash that took place between BNP activists and police, leaving one person dead and several others injured.

Crude bombs were thrown several times targeting policemen from the second floor of the BNP party office. Police also have found improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the BNP office in Naya Paltan. Later, the cops defused explosives publicly.

Legal action should be taken immediately if any attempt is done to hold public-rally disobeying the government order.  We do not want to see clash and violence on city streets. The law enforcement agencies along with the pro-liberation forces must protect the country from the troublemakers.