26 October 2021, Tue

Urges to arrange prayer and discussion programs to commemorate the martyrs

Jamaat Ameer recalls the tragic events of 28th October; vows to bring the killers to the justice

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami's Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 26th October, 2021 urging to organise special prayer and discussion programs commemorating the martyrs who had sacrificed their lives on 28th October of 2006

28th October of 2006 was the last day of the 4 party alliance government. On that day, the Awami hooligans created a violent mayhem across the country by using sicks, domestic and other lethal weapons. Jamaat-e-Islami arranged a meeting at the North gate of national mosque Baitul Mukarram. Since that morning, Jammat leaders and activists began stage making process. But suddenly, Awami goons attacked the Jamaat declared program. As the meeting finally began, the cadres and terrorists move forward towards the stage along with their lethal weapons. The then Ameer of Jamaat, Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami was the chief guest of the program. 14 party people had the target to kill him and other central leaders. 6 Jamaat men were killed and several hundreds became injured in the daylong barbaric attack in Polton and its surrounding area. Not only Paltan, they created violent anarchy and mayhems acrosa the country. They murdered many people and vandalised hundreds of establishments nationwide. Even the Awami cadres danced on the body of the deceased. People all around the world witnessed the heinous activities including dancing upon a deadbody bt the Awami League cadres.

The incidents of 28th October will be always regarded as the darkest chapter in the history of Bangladeshi politics. This tragic events paved the way for one eleven and the subsequent state of emergency. The process of depolitization also began in the country. Since then, the tyrannical authorities snatched people's basic rights away including their rights to movement, rights to hold procession, voting rights, rights to assembly, human rights, rules of law and justice as a whole.

Jamaat demanded judicial probe into the brutal events of 28th October and lodged cases in this regard. But after coming to the office, the incumbent government withdrew the case and took the side in favor of the killers. Inshallah, very soon the brutalities of 28th October will be brought to the public court and the people will ensure justice of the incidents. They will punish the offenders and the killers and restore and regain their rights once again.

I am urging the leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and the fellow countrymen to organise prayer and discussion programs to recall the historic sacrifices of the 28th October martyrs.