Acting Ameer condemns re-arrest of Jamaat leaders; demands release of all political detainees
A meeting of the central executive committee of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami was held with party’s Acting Ameer and former MP Professor Mujibur Rahman in the chair. The meeting undertook the following proposals condemning the re-arrests of Jamaat leaders and also demanding immediate release of party’s leaders and activists.
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is observing with deep concern that Jamaat Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman was arrested from his house on 12th December. While, Jamaat’s Nayeb-e-Ameer and former MP Maulana ANM Shamsul Islam, Secretary General and former MP Professor Mia Golam Porwar, Assistant Secretary General Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan, central Majlish-e-Shura member and former MP Shahjahan Chowdhury are being kept behind the bar for more than two years. All of them have subsequently secured bail from the High Court. However, those court orders are being ignored and they are being arrested from the jail gate repeatedly.
There is a directive from the High Court that if anyone is granted bail by the high court and if he remains imprisoned, then he cannot be shown arrested in another case. But the government is repeatedly violating this directive in case of Jamaat leaders. These wrongdoings are not stopped even it is brought to the consideration of the higher court.
The government is ravaging country’s constitution, rule of law and judicial system. This is nothing but an exaggerated attempt of the government. By ignoring the judicial directives, the government is taking the nation towards the culture of impunity. It will not bring positive result for anyone.
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s central executive committee urges the government to stop torture and harassment and to release Jamaat Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman, party’s Nayeb-e-Ameer and former MP Maulana ANM Shamsul Islam, Secretary General and former MP Professor Mia Golam Porwar, Assistant Secretary General Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan, central executive committee member and Dhaka North city Ameer Mohammad Selim Uddin, central Majlish-e-Shura member and former MP Shahjahan Chowdhury and central Majlish-e-Shura member and Sirajganj district Ameer Maulana Shahinur Alam immediately.