Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | ePaper

Clashes among groups of govt followers on national mourning day

  • Print
NEWSPAPERS reported that at least 22 people, including former Awami League lawmaker of Nilphamari-3 and upazila unit AL vice-president Golam Mustafa, were injured in a clash between two rival groups of the party in Jaldhaka of Nilphamari on Thursday. The clash took place when the groups hosted separate programmes to observe the National Mourning Day marking the 44th anniversary of country's founding President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's assassination. Five police personnel also received injuries at that time.  Nilphamari Additional SP said police fired 13 tear gas shells and 13 rubber bullets to bring the situation under control.
Earlier, on August 10, two Awami League activists were killed and 15 others injured in a fierce factional clash in Nagarkanda upazila of Faridpur. Two groups -- one led by Kabir Hossain alias Sandu Mia, Kaichal union parishad chairman, and another led by Hanif Mia alias Hridoy, a Jubo League central committee member, clashed with lethal weapons at the village, leaving at least 15 activists of both the groups injured. Of the injured, Roushan and Tuhin -- followers of UP chairman Sandu -- succumbed to their injuries in the hospital. Locals said there had been a longstanding feud between the two groups over establishing supremacy in the area.
When politics needs no popular legitimacy, elections are conspiracy against the people, nothing is left of politics of the people. Every occasion, even the mourning of the Father of the Nation, is treated as a matter of who are to be counted for more loyalty for more favour.  As the politics has become a personal gainful affair, clashes for self-interest among party groups are nothing unusual. The whole country is a victim of political clashes among groups of party in power for group interests. The opposition is finished by police power and not by political contest for the people's popularity. The government has no realisation about the shame of election results decided by the police.

More News For this Category

Immediate steps needed to arrest onion price

THE prices of onion shoot up overnight after traders hiked rates in the wake of restriction imposed by India on shipments of tubers to other countries to contain its domestic

A teacher cannot shift his responsibility onto parents and be cruel

NEWSPAPERS reported that 12th-grader student of Dhaka's Banophool Adibashi Green Heart College Shahriar Alam Akash, 19, was injured after jumping off a three-story building on Monday as his teacher allegedly

Save the Rivers

Professor Dr. Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder :"River is a living entity, ensure its legal rights". In keeping with this theme, Rivers Day is being celebrated across the country as like as


Saleem Samad :The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) is accused of abducting Rohingya refugees, arbitrary detention and torture of people, and attacks on women aid worker.Operating under their former name

Blind Men's Song

Cesar Chelala :Continuous crises in several African countries remind me of the first of many times I visited that continent. I think about Malawi, a country where I went several

About a missing laptop and the Rohingyas

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday revealed that several Rohingya people have managed entry into national identification server through a "lost laptop" of Election Commission, which was used for NID

Check widespread corruption before it is too late

ROAD Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said that investigation would be conducted against allegations of purchasing defective buses by the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation from India. He said

The Dictator

Peta Thornycroft :The streets of Harare remain the same: dirty, decrepit while people are looking for fuel and power, and hardly seem concerned that the man most of them knew

Student Dropout

Gazi Md. Abdur Rashid :Quality of education is a significant tool that plays a major role in the development of every nation. Looking at the education of Bangladesh, we can

Take steps against deforestation

THE Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has revealed that different organisations and individuals have occupied 279,096 acres of forest land in last 50�60