Nasim urges political parties to stop conspiracy over Rohingya issue

Awami League (AL) Presidium Member and spokesperson of 14-party alliance Mohammed Nasim on Monday urged the political parties involved in hatching conspiracy over Rohingya issue to stop their plotting, reports Monday. “We sheltered the Rohingyas on the humanitarian ground. But the evil forces have started hatching conspiracy over the issue. Please stop your plotting over Rohingya issue,” he said.

Nasim was addressing a memorial meeting on Professor Muzaffar Ahmed, one of the political luminaries of the country and former president of Bangladesh National Awami Party (Pro-Moscow NAP), at Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) auditorium in the city’s Kakrail area.

He urged the international community to put strong pressure on Myanmar for taking back the Rohingyas to their homeland Myanmar. The veteran politician also urged the country’s all political parties to be united over the issue and said, “Do not do any politics over the issue rather we should face it in a united manner”.

Elimination of militancy has been possible only of unity, Nasim said, adding, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sheltered the Rohingyas on the humanitarian ground. But now they should be repatriated to their homeland Myanmar. I hope, we will be able to resolve the Rohingya crisis unitedly.”

Recalling the memories of Professor Muzaffar Ahmed, he said he (Muzaffar) was strict about non-communal political spirit. Muzaffar, an advisor of the Liberation War-time government, was a close friend of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who led the independence and Liberation War, Nasim added.

Speaking about NAP’s politics, he said NAP and Communist Party should play a role in the field of politics as opposition. “We want that pro-liberation political parties should play the role of opposition. It will replace BNP- Jamaat as strong pro-liberation opposition party,” the 14-party alliance spokesman added.

Workers Party of Bangladesh Rashed Khan Menon, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JASOD) President Hasanul Haq Inu, Advisor of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) Manjurul Ahsan Khan, NAP President Pankaj Bhattacharjee, NAP Presidium Member Enamul Haque, Samyabadi Dal General Secretary Dilip Barua, Jatiya Party (JP) General Secretary Sheikh Shahidul Islam, columnist Syed Abul Maksud, AL leader Mufazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya and Dhaka City South AL General Secretary Shahe Alam Murad addressed the discussion, among others.