Member-Secretary of the Sector Commanders Forum (SCF) Lt General (retd) Harun-ur-Rashid yesterday said conspiracy is on to foil war criminals’ trial. He said the anti-liberation forces are trying to create an unstable situation in the country in a bid to compel the government to stop its move to try war criminals. “They under different banners are spreading propaganda against trial of the war criminals. They dared to accord reception to a few freedom fighters, which is insulting to all patriotic people. So the government should start trial of the war criminals without further delay,” Harun said while addressing a freedom fighter–public meeting at Panchagarh government auditorium in the town.
Urging all to boycott war criminals socially and politically, he said war criminals have no right to participate in national politics as they played anti-liberation role in 1971. They should be tried to ensure justice in the country and uphold the sprit of the Liberation War. The other speakers said trial of the war criminals has to be begun without further delay as people gave their mandate to the AL-led grand alliance government on this issue in the last parliamentary election. SCF leaders and people observed one-minute silence to pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War. Sector Commanders Forum Panchagarh unit Coordinator Shaikhul Islam presided over the meeting which was addressed, among others, by Major General (retd) Masudur Rahaman and Organising Secretary of SCF Rajshahi division Saiduzzaman Tara, JSD central leader Nazmul Haque Prodhan, JSD district unit Secretary SM Liakat Ali, district SCF leader Johirul Islam, Abdul Mazid and Abdus Sattar. Several hundred freedom fighters and people from all walks of life attended the meeting.