Eastern Times correspondent, Dhaka, 1 march: Bangladesh Main Opposition party-BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman was sued under the digital security act for distorting history by saying that his father Ziaur Rahman was ‘the father of the nation of Bangladeshi nationalism.’
Muhammad Zahidul Islam, Dhaka University’s Shahidullah Hall Chhatra League unit leader, filed the case with the Shahbagh police on Thursday, but the information was disclosed on Sunday.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police Ramna division deputy commissioner Sajjadur Rahman said that the student of Dhaka University filed a case where Tarique Rahman’s name was mentioned.
The police were investigating the matter, he added.
According to the case statement, Tarique, while speaking on the occasion of BNP’s founding anniversary in London, said, ‘Those who are present at the meeting today and who are connected through cameras and technology, we all can decide together that our leader president Ziaur Rahman is the father of the nation of Bangladeshi nationalism.’
The BNP leader said, ‘Ziaur Rahman is not only the father of the Bengali nation, also the father of the people who live in 55,126 square miles of area, who identify themselves as Bangladeshi,’ according to the case statement.
The plaintiff said that Tarique Rahman, in the meeting, provided this fabricated and false information with the intention of destabilising Bangladesh.
He tried to distort history by spreading misleading information about the father of the nation.
The case alleges that his deliberate distortion of history will derail the law and order by confusing people.