FELANI MURDER VERDICT Govt subservient: BNP

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BNP on Saturday criticised the government saying that it has shown “subservient attitude” over the verdict that acquitted the lone accused in Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun killing.

“The government is showing its subservient attitude by giving no reaction to the verdict,” BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said while addressing a programme at capital’s Engineers’ Institute.

A special court in the Indian state of West Bengal on Friday ruled that Amiya Ghosh, a constable of India’s Border Security Force (BSF) who was the lone accused, was not guilty of shooting Felani.

After the 15-year old girl was shot dead by BSF men while she along with her father was scaling over the barbed wire fences at Anantapur border point in Phulbari upazila of Kurigram on January 7, 2011 to return home, her body was seen hanging from the border fence. Her father managed to escape.

While addressing the programme, Fakhrul alleged that the government is not cordially addressing the country’s ongoing political crisis. “And it will be proved within next few weeks,” he said.

He however did not elaborate on the comment.

About the government’s attitude towards BNP’s ongoing movement over the poll-time system, Fakhrul said, “Constitution is not a holy religious book, it could be changed according to requirement.”

He also urged for immediate release of Mahmudur Rahman, editor of Amar Desh, to “restore freedom of media”.

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