Jamaat-e-Islami holds discussion program marking International Human Rights Day

Our movement will continue until the basic rights of the people are established

-Professor Mujibur Rahman

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami organized a discussion program on 10th December, Sunday on the eve of the International Human Rights Day. Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Acting Ameer and former lawmaker Professor Mujibur Rahman presided over the program which was hosted by Jamaat’s central publicity and media secretary and central executive committee member Advocate Matiur Rahman Akanda. Among others, Jamaat’s Nayeb-e-Ameer Dr. Syed Abdullah Mohammad Taher and Maulana ANM Shamsul Islam, Acting Secretary General Maulana ATM Masum, Assistant Secretary General Hamidur Rahman Azad and Maulana Abdul Halim, Jamaat’s central executive committee member and Dhaka south city Ameer Nurul Islam Bulbul and central working committee member and Dhaka north city’s Acting Ameer Abdur Rahman Musa addressed the program.

Professor Mujibur Rahman said, our holy Prophet (peace be upon Him) has enacted and established human rights for the maiden time in the history both in his words and actions. He promoted the first written constitution and accordingly established Islamic state in Madina. The Prophet (peace be upon Him) said, blood of one Muslim is haram for another Muslim and dignity of a Muslim will be considered as the dignity of all Muslims. If the world community can accept such principle, the world will witness the beauties of real human rights. The genuine peace lies in exercising Islam. Human rights can never be ensured without the law and doctrine of Almighty Allah.

He said whatever is stated about the social justice, equality and democracy, if it is established in true sense, then the world would never be as we are witnessing it. It is irony of fate that, whoever says it about these issues, they are actually violating the human rights continuously. Whoever is talking about human rights of Palestine, they have issued a veto in a ceasefire proposal in the UN security council. This quarter is deceptive and they are the enemy of humanity.

He claimed that murder, abduction, enforced disappearance, smuggling and looting are going on across the nation. But none of the offenders are being tried properly. If an offender is left unattended, it may increase the number of crimes in the society. Actually, this is happening in Bangladesh right now.

Bangladeshi people had straggled to attain independence in order to remain happy. But Awami League ruined such hope by establishing one party rule. Then after a long struggle, the people established democracy through caretaker government system. But this government abused their power to abolish this system and sent democracy into exile once again. Now they are mulling to hold a farcical election under a political government. It is not any election rather a farce. This is an election of distributing seats and constituencies based on compromise and negotiation. In the name of election, thousands of crores of money will be spent for nothing and thus the nation will be pushed towards destruction.

At present, 14,801 cases have been filed against 2,74,789 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami. Around 3 thousand people are imprisoned now. 1,10,145 people cannot stay in their houses. Acting Ameer said, Jamaat’s systematic movement is going on and it will continue until the rights of the citizens are secured. Let us establish the law of Allah to ensure human rights. The people will be able to live peacefully when law of Allah and rule of the honest people will be established. Today, during a peaceful human chain of Dhaka south city, police attacked and left several Jamaat men injured. By continuing such repression, the government has Bangladesh unhabitable to reside.

Fundamental rights of the citizens, including the freedom of speech, voting rights, and rights to hold assembly have been snatched away. In just two days, the price of per kilogram onion has increased 150 taka. It proves that there is no functional government in the country now. Let us try to make Bangladesh a sound habitable place.

Jamaat’s Nayeb-e-Ameer Dr. Syed Abdullah Mohammad Taher said, the basic theme of human rights is independence, equality, justice, which are totally absent in Bangladesh. Palestine is witnessing the worst ever humanitarian crisis. Bangladesh is moving toward same type of crisis. The number of oppressed and political refugees are increasing alarmingly in Bangladesh.

Nayeb-e-Ameer Maulana ANM Shamsul Islam said, public lives and properties are not secured in Bangladesh. Murder, abduction has become regular phenomenon. Our top leaders have been executed through judicial killing. Thousands of activists are being harassed in connection with some false and concocted cases. Noone is in peace now. People’s voting rights have taken away. Autocracy has been launched in the country. There is no existence of human rights now.

Acting Secretary General Maulana ATM Masum said, the incumbent authority has hijacked our rights in last 15 years by abusing the state power. World’s supreme powers are playing a double standard about the issue of human rights. In Bangladesh people have been made deprived from basic rights including freedom of speech, voting rights, rights to participate in election, rights to practice religion, rights to get justice, rights to protest injustices, rights to do jobs, rights to enjoy good governance, labor rights and all other essential rights. Thus, the entire nation has been made a sanctuary of human rights violation.

Assistant Secretary General Hamidur Rahman Azad said, it is tragic that we have to face repression and attacks while implementing programs on the street. This is nothing but extreme incident of inhumanity. It is revealed through some reports that, more than 70 percent incidents of human rights violation are being committed by the law enforcers.

People cannot express freely. We are frequently witnessing the incidents like murder, abduction and enforced disappearances. Even the kids are on the street now demanding the trace of their missing father. It is the demand of our faith to take stance against this oppressor regime.

Assistant Secretary General Maulana Abdul Halim said, it is the duty and obligation of the government to ensure protection of public lives and properties. But the government has snatched all these rights away. We are deprived from our political rights under the current regime. They are trying to foil the opposition program by engaging the law enforcers. The basic requirement of human rights is a far cry in Bangladesh now.

He said, Brigadier General (Rtd.) Aman Azmi, Barrister Arman, Islamic University students Wali Ullah, Mukaddes and many other have become the victims of enforced disappearances. Their families are still looking for them. Human rights are subdued in Bangladesh now. The government initially appeared in the office by uttering the issue of human rights. But in practice, they took position against human rights. We have to strengthen our movement against this government in order to restore people’s rights once again.