Lawmakers Sunday spent much time on what could be the
better option-political or military-to end the mutiny at the BDR headquarters
as parliament condoled on the death of army officers in the carnage.
appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for choosing the path of peaceful
political solution of the February 25-26 mutiny to avert more casualties.
Opposition BNP members, however,
felt that negotiated resolution was a delayed process causing the casualties to
The difference of opinion came
during emotive discussions on an obituary reference to the army officers in BDR
command killed during the mutiny at the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles
Many members observed that the
BDR incident was an outcome of a conspiracy from outside to weaken the
Bangladesh military, which must be investigated.
All members expressed unanimous
opinion on transparent investigation and tough punishment to the culprits so
that such dastardly incident cannot take place in the future.
Ruling grand alliance members
Abdur Razzak, Suranjit Sengupta, Abdul Jalil, Commerce Minister Col (retd)
Farooq Khan, Civil Aviation Minister GM Qader, Rashed Khan Menon, Mirza Azam,
State Minister for LGRD Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Sheikh Selim, Maj Gen (retd)
Subed Ali Bhuiyan and Hasanul Huq Inu and BNP members MK Anwar, Nurul Islam
Manju, Shaheed Uddin Chowdhury Anny and Abul Khair Bhuiyan, Opposition Chief
Whip Joynul Abedin Farook and Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon and Jatiya Party
chairman HM Ershad and Ruhul Amin Howlader spoke on the condolence motion as
the discussion continued till 7:30pm.
The members from the both sides
offered profound condolences for those army officers killed in the mutiny and
called for an extensive inquiry to identify and punish the killers and their
They stressed national unity at
the critical time of the nation transcending party politics. The parliament
adopted an obituary reference.