Phulbari killings condemnedPublished by MAC on 2006-08-27
Phulbari killings condemned
Staff Correspondent, NewAge, August 27, 2006. Dhaka, Bangladesh
Different political parties and their front organisations condemned the killing of five persons in the police firing at Phulbari in Dinajpur on Saturday.
The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Port condemned the killing and extended its support to the dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Phulbari Rakkha Committee at Phulbari today protesting against the killing.
The committee will also hold a protest rally at Muktangan in the capital city today from where fresh action programmes will be announced.
The 14-party opposition combine led the Awami League also condemned the killing and extended their support to the hartal programme.
The opposition alliance will also demonstrate across the country today in protest against the BDR-police firing.
The 11-Party Alliance, a combine of the left and democratic political parties, demanded immediate arrest of the killers, formation of judicial inquiry committee, and punishment for the killers. The coordinator of the combine, Abdus Samad, said the police and BDR personnel opened fire on the innocent people at the provocation of the Asia Energy Corporation officials.
The Communist Party of Bangladesh condemned the killing and decided to hold a protest rally at Paltan crossing today. It also extended support to the hartal called by the Phulbari Rakkha Committee.
Panch Bam Dal, a combine of the five left leaning political parties, will hold another protest rally at Muktangan in Dhaka. The combine coordinator, Zonayed Saki, called upon the people to make the protest rally a success.
The Workers Party president, Rashed Khan Menon, and general secretary, Bimal Biswas, condemned the killing and demanded exemplary punishment for the killers.
Garments Sramik O Shilpa Rakkha Jatiya Mancha, Bangladesh Juba Moitri, Jatiya Sramik Federation Bangladesh, Bangladesh Chhatra Moitri, Bangladesh Chhatra Union, Bangladesh Chhatra Federation also condemned the killing.