Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday called upon the countrymen to stay alert against cohorts of 1971 war criminals saying they did not deserve forgiveness.
Remain alert against those who upset the dignity of Independence and handed the national flag over to war criminals and anti-liberation forces, she told an Awami League discussion to mark the Ekushey February and the International Mother Language Day in the Krishibid Institution auditorium at Farmgate here.
The premier, also the Awami League president, added: "The nation cannot forgive them and will not do it (and) it is my expectation to the nation."
She said some elements were still there in the country who were still shedding tears for Pakistan as "their heart and mind remain in Pakistan though they are leading a comfortable life and enjoying the fruits of Bangladesh".
The Awami League chief also urged people to protect them from these "lovers of Pakistan" saying "this is my appeal to the countrymen".