In an oblique reference to Bangladesh chief justiceâ€™s remarks, industries minister Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday said Bangladesh did not emerge from any communal poison like Pakistan but through the sacrifices of three million people.
â€œSuch utterances are meaninglessâ€¦ this is not Pakistanâ€¦this is Bangladesh,â€ he said apparently venting angers at the chief justiceâ€™s remarks.
Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, as media reported on Sunday, said the judiciary is having enough patience.
Amu said, â€œWeâ€™ve heard our chief justice asked to look at Pakistan. We had looked at Pakistan many days ago, not today.â€
Recently, Pakistanâ€™s Supreme Court ousted its prime minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption claims.
The Awami League leader said the judges came to the court set up for hanging Bangabandhu in the Agartala â€œconspiracyâ€ case but the people of Bangladesh and Pakistan do not know how and when they (judges) fled. â€œWeâ€™ve had that experience. If such things need to be seen again here, then the people of the country are ready (to face it).â€
The industries minister said conspiracies are being hatched against Bangladesh to make it a failed state.
â€œWeâ€™re seeing conspiracies from various fronts. Some are trying to catch fish in troubled waters. A vested group is conspiring to hamper the countryâ€™s security and halt its pace of development,â€ he said.
Amu said Pakistan is now a failed sate and they cannot tolerate todayâ€™s progress of Bangladesh. â€œThatâ€™s why theyâ€™re conspiring to make Bangladesh a failed state.â€
The minister came up with the remarks at a discussion organised by the Ministry of Industries marking the 15 August.
About Bangabandhu, he said the killers did not only kill the person Bangabandhu on the black day of 15 August but also tried to kill the spirit of the independence.