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Democracy reestablished with Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming: Hasan

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr

Hasan Mahmud today said democracy was reestablished in the country

after the homecoming of Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Father of the

Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in 2007.

He said this while exchanging views with journalists at the Awami

League President’s political office in Dhanmondi this afternoon.

Hasan, also the Awami League joint general secretary, said the

leader of commoners, Sheikh Hasina, returned home from the United

Kingdom via the United States in 2007, ignoring the restrictions of

the then government.

“You know, the army-backed government imposed restriction on the

homecoming of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after receiving

treatment abroad. Not only that, it sent letters to all the airlines

to this end and filed false cases against her,” he said.

The information minister said Sheikh Hasina then uttered that she

wanted to face those cases at court and the restriction on her home

return was never acceptable.

Despite sensing threats to her life, he said, the daughter of

Bangabandhu took risk and returned home.

“And with her return, democracy was reestablished in the country

through struggle,” Hasan added.

Then, he said, the AL-led alliance achieved a landslide victory in

the December 29 elections in 2008 that led the country towards the

path of democracy and development.

“That’s why the homecoming of Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina

means the return of the democracy in the country,” Hasan said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)