16 November 2018, Fri, 4:13

Sirajganj district Jamaat Ameer arrested; Secretary General demands immediate release

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Secretary General Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 16 November 2018 protesting and condemning unjustified arrest of Sirajganj district Jamaat Ameer Shahinur Alam on 15 November night.

“Police has unjustifiably arrested Sirajganj district Jamaat Ameer Shahinur Alam to attain ill-political interest. I am vehemently protesting and condemning the incident.

As the event of national election is coming closer, the government is becoming more desperate to arrest the leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and other opposition parties. These arrest drives proved that the government is not interested to hold a free, fair, credible and inclusive election. As per their blue-print design, the government is detaining the grassroots level opposition activists in order to create panic nationwide. The government is moving forward to implement its conspiracy to hold another farcical election. I am urging the countrymen to resist such conspiracies of the government unitedly.

I am calling upon the concerned authorities to stop ongoing arrest drives for the sake of national interest and also to release all detained opposition leaders and activists including Sirajganj district Jamaat Ameer Shahinur Alam immediately.