29 August 2022, Mon

International Day of the Disappeared is being observed on 30th August

Jamaat Ameer calls to form all-out resistance against the incumbent fascist government

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Dr.Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 29th August 2022 marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on 30th August.

30th of August is being observed as International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. According to the statistics of various national human rights organizations and international human rights watchdogs including Human Rights Watch, since the incumbent government came to the power in 2009 to the July of 2022, the plain-cloth-dressed people, claiming themselves as law enforcers have abducted around 6 hundred people including the opposition leaders and activists and people of other professions. Of those six hundred, only 78 dead bodies have been recovered so far. 89 have been shown arrested and 57 came back to their home. The media failed to reveal any information about the rest of the victims. Whoever had come from the unknown place so far, did not say a single word about their experiences. Many of them are mentally disturbed and they are taking treatment in hospitals.

Whoever became disappeared so far, among them there are Jamaat’s former Ameer Professor Ghulam Azam’s son, former Brigadier General Abdullahil Aman Azmi, Jamaat’s former executive committee member and Supreme court lawyer Barrister Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem Arman, Hafez Zakir Hossain, Islami University student and Islami Chhatrashibir leader Al Muqaddas and Mohammad Wali Ullah, BNP leader Elias Ali and former commissioner Chowdhury Alam and others.

The victim families are passing days amid tension and worries. Their parents and wives have become sick. The families appealed to the government seeking the whereabouts of the missing people but they did not get any results. The law enforcers failed to play a due role about the abducted victims. The rights of the people in Bangladesh have been disappeared. Rights to live, freedom of expression, democratic rights, and voting rights have been taken away by the government. I am urging the countrymen to raise voices against the government’s torture and fascist activities.