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UN has no jurisdiction to investigate Bangladesh’s internal issue: Obaidul Quader

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Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said that the United Nations has no jurisdiction to investigate any internal issue in Bangladesh.

“The UN has no jurisdiction to investigate the complaint that BNP made to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights over alleged mass murder," he said.

He was addressing a protest organised by Awami League’s Dhaka south unit marking the 17th anniversary of the serial bomb blasts across the country during the regime of the BNP-Jamaat alliance in 2005, reports UNB.

He also called upon AL leaders and workers to unite as the party will have to work hard to realise the dreams of Badbangabandhu and uphold the spirit of the Liberation War.

The ruling Awami League held demonstrations across the country protesting the nationwide serial bomb attacks.

Addressing the ceremony, Awami League’s Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said that the BNP-Jamaat wanted to build a radical and fundamentalist-state in Bangladesh and the final rehearsal of that plotting was the series bomb blast on August 17 in 2005, according to BSS.

"The BNP-Jamaat was plotting to build a radical and fundamentalist-state in Bangladesh and its final rehearsal was on August 17 in 2005," he said.

"August 17, 2005, was a scandalous day in the history of Bangladesh due to the countrywide simultaneous bomb attacks, carried out by the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB)," he said.

Awami League’s Presidium Members Matia Chowdhury, Dr Abdur Razzaque, Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman and Advocate Kamrul Islam; Joint General Secretaries Hasan Mahmud and AFM Bahauddin Nasim; Organising Secretaries Ahmad Hossain, Mirza Azam and SM Kamal Hossain; and Dhaka South City AL President Abu Ahmed Mannafi also spoke in the rally.

On August 17, 2005, a series of bombs went off at more than 500 spots across the country during the BNP-Jamaat alliance government.

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