14 December 2017, Thu

Acting Ameer calls to observe Victory Day on 16th December with a vow to protect independence and sovereignty

Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former lawmaker Professor Mujibur Rahman has issued the following statement on 14th December, 2017 marking the Glorious Victory Day on next 16th December.

“Our Victory Day is going to be observed on next 16th December. This day is highly significant from the perspectives of our national lives. I am recalling the outstanding contribution of those valiant heroes, who had sacrificed their lives for the country. I am praying for the salvation of their departed souls. I would like to express my deep gratitude and respect to the freedom fighters who had participated in country’s liberation war. 

The nation is going to observe glorious Victory Day in such a crucial period when a suffocating atmosphere is prevailing nationwide. The nation has already lost democracy, the best output of the independence and the society is moving towards an uncertain destiny. The only way to get rid of situation is to hold a free, credible and participatory election under a neutral caretaker government. To do so, there is no alternative but holding dialogues and discussions with the opposition parties. The government has to be generous to take effective measures to hold dialogues with the political parties. 

The nation will enjoy the real taste of independence and simultaneously will be able to achieve welfare when the blessings of Almighty Allah would come through the process of establishing an Islamic society. I am praying for Almighty Allah’s blessings and assistance to establish that esteemed Islamic society. 

I am urging all wings and front organizations of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami to create broad base unity and also to observe Glorious Victory Day on 16th December by holding discussions and prayer programs with a vow to defend country’s independence and sovereignty. Besides, I am extending my greetings to my fellow citizens and praying for their peace, prosperity and happiness on the occasion of the Victory Day.