Name of BGB will be changed in course of time: Moudud
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: Feb 23, 2011 08:27 pm
Reported in: Politics
Dhaka, Feb 23 (UNB)- BNP front ranking leader Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Wednesday strongly criticized the government for changing the name of BDR to BGB and said it will be again changed in due time to restore the dignity of the paramilitary force.
The former law minister speaking at a discussion on ‘Pilkhana Massacre - Target Bangladesh’ said Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) was a historic and dignified institution. It has been undermined by changing the name to Border Guard, Bangladesh (BGB).
Jatiya Ganatantrik Party (JAGPA) organized the discussion at the National Press Club. Presided over by JAGPA president Shafiul Alam Prodhan, BJP secretary general Shamim Al Mamun, IOJ secretary general Abdul Latif Nezami, Jamaat-e-Islmia Dhaka city acting Ameer Hamidur Rahman Azad MP and former BDR chief Maj Gen (retd) ALM Fazlur Rahman took part in the discussion.
Barrister Moudud said the troops of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) were scared of BDR in the past. BGB is now looked down as mere guards.
He questioned the wisdom and necessity of changing the name and smelt a conspiracy behind it. He said when time will come our paramilitary force will be reorganized.
Referring to the Pilkhana carnage in February 2009 he said a section of the government was directly involved in the massacre.
“Those involved in the conspiracy would be exposed and brought to the dock.”
Turning to amendment and reprinting of the Constitution, the BNP leader said it has done shifting the blame on the court. This is illegal and unconstitutional. Action will be taken against those who are amending the constitution misinterpreting the verdict of the court.
Maj Gen (retd) Fazlur Rahman who headed the BDR in 2001 lamented the killing of 57 army officers at Pilkhana under a conspiracy. He recalled that after the massacre in February 2 years ago many people talked about the conspiracy and raised finger at an external force for the killing in connivance with their local agents.
He said the government must unearth the conspiracy. But ironically the present government would not do it.