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‘If my words hurt anyone, I sincerely regret this’

  • Published at 03:30 am December 15th, 2018
Dr Kamal Hossain
File photo of Dr Kamal Hossain Dhaka Tribune

Dr Kamal Hossain asked the journalist to stop talking as he was emotional due to his personal grief about the day

Jatiya Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain has regretted his behaviour towards the journalist who asked him questions about Jamaat at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial in Dhaka’s Mirpur.

In the statement issued on Friday, he said he was emotional as he had lost his friends on the day, for which he stopped the journalist from asking him question. 

Dr Kamal on Friday lashed out at journalists when he was asked about his stance on Jamaat-e-Islami, which had openly opposed Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan in 1971.

The Oikya Front leader said: “I believe that people from all walks of life go to the Memorial only to pay their respects to the memories of the martyrs. On 14 December [Friday], after paying my respects to the martyrs, while leaving the Memorial, I spoke briefly about how we had achieved our independence at the cost of the lives of so many.


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“Just then I was suddenly asked a question about the Jatiya Oikya Front and Jamaat. I said that this is a deeply emotional day; therefore, I do not want to make any comments on this subject in this place and on this day. When the same question was asked again, I responded similarly.”

Dr Kamal added: “But then when I heard the word Jamaat being repeated for the third time, in the middle of the crowd and noise, I felt very disturbed and urged the person speaking to stop. If my words hurt anyone, I sincerely regret this.”

He said he had advocated for the freedom of press and the rights of journalists all through his life. 

He also recalled the opportunity given to him by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to contribute to making laws, in order to bring justice to the culprits for the massacres.

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