11 September 2019, Wed

Jamaat Ameer calls the authority to release Maulana Abdus Subhan on emergency basis to ensure his treatment

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Maqbul Ahmad has issued the following statement on 11 September 2019 urging the concerned authority of the government to release Jamaat-e-Islami’s Nayeb-e-Ameer and former MP Maulana Abdus Subhan to facilitate his treatment.

“Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Nayeb-e-Ameer, former MP and renowned religious personality Maulana Abdus Subhan suddenly slipped down inside the prison and subsequently his left hand became fractured. As a result, he became critically sick. His family and relatives are deeply worried due to his deteriorating situation. The doctors of the prison recommended to provide him treatment in a specialized hospital outside the jail periphery. But till now, no initiatives have been taken in this regard. Later, he had been taken to the Pongu hospital (National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation). At present, he has been undergoing treatment in Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

He is being imprisoned for last 9 years. He has become the worst victim of government’s political oppression and vengeance. He is a very popular leader. He has been elected member of the parliament for 5 times from Pabna constituency. He also established lots of school, colleges, orphanages, mosques and madrasa across the district. He also established hospitals for the benefit of the people. He is also very close to the residents of Pabna district.

Right now, he is at his 90. He has been suffering from several diseases including old age complications. An aged man, who has been elected MP for 5 times, is being kept with utmost negligence. He is brutally tied with handcuffs. An aged man amidst such a terrible situation is really inhuman. In one side, he is being deprived from getting medical treatment, while on the other, he has been made deprived from the facilities of free movement.

I am urging the concerned authorities to consider the issue on humanitarian ground. He is a veteran political leader and parliamentarian. Considering his status, I am calling upon the concerned authorities to release him immediately in order to ensure his proper treatment.