Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Saturday urged all to come forward to protect schools from arson attacks by opposition men.
“They’re burning the future generation through these their (opposition’s) arson attacks,” he said at an emergency press briefing at his residence following arson attacks on different schools and madrasahs (polling centres) since Friday.
Nahid requested the security forces for strengthening the security at polling stations and urged the government to take stern action against the attackers.
The Education Minister said the opposition activists set fire to almost 100 schools prepared for using as polling stations in the last two days to resist the national election.
A stalemate has been created in the education sector through enforcing hartals and blockade programmes frequently by Jamaat-Shibir activists during the last three and a half months, and now they are launching attacks on education institutions, Nahid said.
“The defeated forces of the Liberation War are destroying the educational institutions in a planned way. They’re taking revenge of their defeat in 1971,” he said.
Strongly condemning the incidents, Nahid urged the students, teachers guardians of their respective areas to save their educational institutions from attacks by the evil forces.