Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged all to work together to strengthen the foundation of democracy calling people as "sentinel of democracy" in a statement coinciding with the anniversary of fall of autocracy in 1990.
"The 6th December is a significant day in the history of restoring democracy. On this day in 1990, the fall of the autocratic government took place," she said in the message on the eve of "Ganatantro Mukti Dibas".
The premier urged countrymen to join their hands to free the country entirely from poverty and hunger and build a happy and prosperous "Sonar Bangla" to materialize Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's dream.
In the last two decades after the 1990, she said, the ruling Awami League played a responsible role to protect democracy and the people's rights to voting while the way of grabbing of power has also been stopped through the 15th Constitutional amendment.
"Our government is pledge-bound to uphold democracy, constitution, rules of law and human rights. We have stopped the culture of impunity," she said.
She also referred to the trial of the killers of Bangabandhu, four national leaders, war criminals and perpetrators of August 21 grenade attack.
Sheikh Hasina said unconstitutional and illegal government first grabbed power robbing peoples voting rights following the August 15, 1975 assassination of Bangabandhu along with most of his family members.
The usurpers, she said, destroyed democratic values, distorted the glorious history of the Independence Movement and Liberation War and instated politics of anarchy and terrorism in the country.
Referring to anti-autocrat movement of 1990, she recalled the supreme sacrifice of many including Noor Hossain and Doctor Milon and others and paid tributes to their memories.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)