Senior Correspondent: BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan has said Jamaat-e-Islami should apologise to the nation for its anti-liberation war role in 1971.
He said this while talking to reporters after placing a wreath at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave on Wednesday.
He also said their party wants the trial and punishment of all the anti-liberation war elements.
“Offering apology by Jamaat is now a demand of all. Jamaat should be ashamed of its anti-liberation war role or should apologise for it. It’s a logical demand,” the BNP leader said.
Nazrul, also the coordinator of the BNP-led 20-party alliance, further said, “We surely want the punishment and trial of those involved in anti-liberation acts.”
He also said those who destroyed democracy, the greatest outcome of the independence, in Bangladesh should also apologise to the nation.
“We think those who committed offences should offer apology. We also should apologise to people if we’ve involvement in any wrongdoing. Unfortunately, such culture is absent in our country,” the BNP leader observed.
Sought his comment over the media report that Jamaat formed a committee to launch a new party, Nazrul said it is an internal matter of Jamaat.
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