“Bangladesh will see a worse situation than Afghanistan”
Bangladesh Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon said, “Today, when we see our state and society falling into the hands of communal fundamentalist forces, we have no choice but to worry.” At the same time our strength is so low that we cannot stand against it. I don’t know if the youth will come forward with courage or not. If it does not come, then Bangladesh will see a worse situation than Afghanistan.
He said these things in the speech of the chief guest at the discussion meeting titled ‘Comrade Mohammad Towaha’s exemplary role in the great language movement’ on Sunday (February 19). Bangladesh Samyavadi Dal (ML) organized this discussion at Zahur Hossain Chowdhury Hall of Jatiya Press Club.
He also said, “In Afghanistan, at least the Americans have stopped the bloody game by making an agreement with the soldiers, no one can stop it in Bangladesh.” It can be seen that Bangladesh has transformed into the largest communal country in South Asia.
Menon said, ‘Rabindranath’s head was found in Suhrawardy Udyan. If this had happened during BNP’s tenure, the intellectuals would have held 10 marches on the streets by now, the Dhaka University Teachers’ Association (DHA) would have issued a statement, the students of Dhaka University would have taken to the streets. But nothing happened. Boys of Sabash Students Union. They created a protest sculpture and after tearing it down, they dared to pick up the broken pieces and restore them.’
Highlighting Mohammad Towaha’s contribution to the language movement, Bangladesh Workers Party President also said, “Towaha is one of those who played a leading role in protecting our mother tongue and inventing a new national spirit through it.”
He also said that something new is being written about the history of the language movement. But once this language movement starts, no one can change its course. The journey of the first language movement began on March 11, 1948. As Bangabandhu was in that movement, so was Toaha. Therefore, the history of the language movement cannot be written by excluding anyone.
Rashed Khan Menon said, “Language movement not only created a sense of individuality and nationalism in Bengal, but also stood against the communalism of this country.” On that day an attempt was made to divide the movement by calling Bengali the language of Hindus. But the language movement stands against communalism, right-wing, two-nation theory and stands for Bengali nationalism.’
President of Jasd Hasanul Haque Inu, member of Polit Bureau of ML Lutfar Rahman, Saiful Haque Master, central committee member Saimum Haque and others were also present in the discussion meeting under the chairmanship of ML General Secretary Dilip Barua.