Hasina vows to hunt down assassins

“Where will they hide in Bangladesh?” she said on Saturday during a meeting of the Awami League’s Working Committee.
“No one will get away. Bangladesh is a small country.
“It’s not a tough task to find them. They will be brought to justice,” she told before the meeting at her official residence, the Gana Bhaban.
“It’s just a matter of time,” added the Awami League chief.
On last Sunday, a senior police officer’ wife was murdered in an attack  strikingly similar to those carried out by suspected Islamist militants on secular writers, bloggers, online activists and people who have differing religious views.
The wave of suspected militant attacks since last year, which left more than 30 killed, has put Bangladesh in the spotlight in the global arena.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for 21 of the attacks and Al Qaeda has claimed most of the rest, according to monitoring group SITE Intelligence.
The government, however, denies presence of the groups in Bangladesh and blames ‘home-grown’ militants for the killings.
Speaking on Saturday, the prime minister said they will trace the killers.  “We have already found some leads.”
Condemning killings in the name of religion Hasina said that Islam does not permit taking anyone’s life.
“What kind of religious practice is this killing of innocent people?” she asked adding that the attacks were aimed to spoil the religious harmony in Bangladesh.
She once again blamed the BNP and its ally the Jamaat-e-Islami for the recent killings.
Amid Hasina blaming opposition, at the ruling party and blamed it for the killings.
The Awami League chief shot back on Saturday. “Murdering people is not my habit, it is her habit. They have tried to kill me.”
Referring to several attempts on her life, the prime minister said,” It started from the very day I stepped in Bangladesh (in 1981, after the 1975 assassination of Bangabandhu and most of his family members).”
On the 2004 grenade attack at an AL rally in Dhaka, Hasina claimed that it would not have been possible without the then Khaleda-led administration patronising it.
“Grenades, which are used in wars, were lobbed in the streets of Dhaka,” said the Awami League president.

Source: http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/06/11/hasina-vows-to-hunt-down-assassins


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