In an oblique reference to Chief Justice’s remarks, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu has said Bangladesh did not emerge from any communal poison like Pakistan but through the sacrifices of 30 lakh people, including Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Buddhists.
“Such utterances are meaningless… this is not Pakistan…this is Bangladesh,” he said apparently venting angers at the Chief Justice’s remarks, reports UNB.
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, as media reported on Sunday, said the judiciary is having enough patience.
Amu said, “We’ve heard our Chief Justice asked to look at Pakistan. We had looked at Pakistan many days ago, not today.”
Recently, Pakistan’s Supreme Court ousted its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption claims.
The Awami League leader said the judges came to the court set up for hanging Bangabandhu in the Agartala “conspiracy” case but the people of Bangladesh and Pakistan do not know how and when they (judges) fled.
“We’ve had that experience. If such things need to be seen again here, then the people of the country are ready (to face it).”
The Industries Minister said conspiracies are being hatched against Bangladesh to make it a failed state.
“We’re seeing conspiracies from various fronts. Some are trying to catch fish in troubled waters. A vested group is conspiring to hamper the country’s security and halt its pace of development,” he said.
Amu said Pakistan is now a failed Sate and they cannot tolerate Bangladesh’s today’s progress. “That’s why they’re conspiring to make Bangladesh a failed State.”
The minister came up with the remarks on Sunday at a discussion organised by the Ministry of Industries marking the August 15.
About Bangabandhu, he said the killers did not only kill the person Bangabandhu on the black day of August 15 but also tried to kill the spirit of the independence.
Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) chairman Shah Md Aminul Haq also spoke at the programme held with Industries Secretary Muhammad Abdullah in the chair.