As part of his continuous efforts to create a complete chaos in the army, Mr Khalil posted this status questioning the decision of deployment of BD troops to ensure general public follow health protocols on the streets. He also wrote “the army chief has ensured best treatment for himself and his family” but “provided lower quality safety gears and failed to arrange treatment facilities for the soldiers to be deployed”
However, it is evident from an abundance of media reports that the strategy of the government has worked as the Covid causality is far lower in Bangladesh in comparison with many other countries.
And Bangladesh army officially announced death figures in the entire force and arrangements made for treatment of the troops. As expected, this time also not a single shred of evidence has been presented by him, no wonder the real scenario about better treatment facilities for the force alongside the lower causality figures in the force, as reported by national and international outlets later.
Following the arrest of a spiritual leader of a militant outfit, he shared the link of the media story and made comments “any alliance of militants is better than state sponsored rule”
This post on his Facebook was made at a time when fundamentalists were trying to flex muscle : like staging anti-french protest and other demands .
When pro Pakistan radical groups attempted to unleash violent street protest ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit ahead of the 50 years of country’s independence, police and secular party activists foiled the effort.
But sharing some photo form the scene, Mr. Khalil branded the radicals as peaceful protesters and advocated for their right to stage the violent protest and condemned the police and party activists for foiling the protest.
Following the denial by UN on the authenticity of a media, Mr Khalil wrote a Facebook post hinting of a “certain dispute between Bangladesh army and UN.
As Bangladesh is one of the top peacekeeping providers for UN peace keeping mission, this remark clearly aimed at creating a a sense of confusion among BD army officers and turning them against the current government in Bangladesh, As chance for participation at UN peacekeeping mission is a matter of pride among soldiers and officers in Bangladesh army.
In this post with an interview Mr Khalil, without presenting any shred of proof, held “Indian intelligence” responsible for providing shelter to the brother of former army chief in Bangladesh, a claim that did not even reported by any media in India and Bangladesh.
This remark is clearly made to whip up an anti-Indian sentiment and demonize India among people of both countries.
When the country was witnessing a steady decline in the pandemic since the virus was first detected in Bangladesh on March 19, 2019, Mr Khalil yet again used his Facebook page and offshore portal to spread a complete rumor — “without govt action over 5,0000 may die in Covid in Bangladesh”.
Again while Bangladesh was ranked globally with lower death toll from the virus at early last year, predicting and spreading such hypothetical high death figures in the country is obviously no “independent “and “free” “journalism” that Mr Khalil always used to introduce himself.
In reality over the year 2019 as the government was trying its best to arrange treatment for the people, but again slandering the government with cooked up lies like — “without government action”— at the time of pandemic appears as no credible work of journalism rather like behaving like an anti-government activist.
However till date the global death toll in Bangladesh in well documented and ironically no much further claims are not posted by Tasneem Khalil either from his Facebook or with his portal.
Sharing the link of the story, Mr Khalil attempted to send a sense of fear and panic among Bangladesh army officers and soldiers. Because of higher number of participation of Bangladesh troops in UN peacekeeping mission, making any such comments also intended to antagonize the army officers against the government as the home ministry appointed the army chief.
Even after six months into the story shared from his profile, no such “inquiry” has been initiated proving the claim of “dispute” untrue and a white lie.
However, in the space of the said timeframe, further scopes for participation of Bangladesh troops in UN mission have been announced, no word on such developments have been posted on his page to stop the confusion among troops and no apology has been also offered by Mr Khalil to the government.
After the official announcement from India to provide Covid vaccine in Bangladesh amid the pandemic, Mr Khalil termed India as a “mother country” and predicted that “Bangladesh government has been committed to providing vaccines for Indians staying in Bangladesh instead of administrating own citizens”.
In reality, India supplied vaccines to Bangladesh and no such string of condition on prioritizing Indian nationals in Bangladesh was attached too. However, the timing of this post suggests a desperate attempt by Mr Khalil to create confusion among the public as they were eager for vaccine and brand the Bangladesh government as a puppet of India.
When the panic among public on Covid-19 broke out last year, Tasneem Khalil, through his portal and Facebook page, shared a new rumor “Is Covid infection deadliest in the world”.
At that time, the government was trying its best to step up health care facilities in different hospitals across the country. On the other hand the government has been circulating narratives to inform countrymen about locations of centers for sample connection and makeshift hospitals for treatment and then newly introduced hot line for people required emergency needs. Also the government has been arranging for humanitarian assistances for people affected by the pandemic induced shutdown.
However spreading such kind of doomsday scenario type narratives at a time when the trend of declination in Covid cases in Bangladesh stands out as a clear testament to an evil design to create a wave of confusion and instigate the countrymen amid the pandemic.
With this photo Mr Khalil called for an anti-govt protest in the streets of Bangladesh brining in reference of 2020–2021 Belarusian protests.
However, no such protest involving masses had been taken place in a span of last 12 months except for some radical violent protests staged by extremist outfits in demand of boycott France.
This post clearly indicates his true intention, under the facade of self-claimed “independent journalist”, about ousting the current government and create a chaos and confusion among general people in Bangladesh.