24 February 2017, Fri, 7:42

Secretary General demands immediate release of the Gaibandha district Jammat activists who were arrested on false charges

Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 24th February, 2017 demanding the immediate and unconditional release of all the leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatrashibir who had been arrested following the murder of ruling Awami League’s parliament member of Gaibandha-1 constituency Monjurul Islam Liton.

“Recent arrest of the real killer of ruling Awami League’s parliament member of Gaibandha-1 constituency Monjurul Islam Liton has proved that following this murder, the politically intentional remarks which have been delivered by the Prime Minister and the ruling party leaders implicating Jamaat-e-Islami and Chhatrashibir is completely false.

Following the assassination of the ruling party lawmaker’s Gaibandha-1 constituency Monjurul Islam Liton, the Prime Minister and her party leaders, delivered false and baseless comment blaming Jamaat and Chhatrashibir even without any specific evidences. Following the incident, hundreds of Jamaat and Chhatrashibir men had been arrested. During those times, protesting against the false statement of the ruling party leaders and the subsequent arrest of Jamaat-Shibir men, we repeatedly claimed that Jamaat and Chhatrashibir have no connection with the murder. In recent times, police has arrested ruling Awami League’s alliance partner Jatiya Party’s Presidium member and former MP of Gaibandha-1 constituency Abdul Kader Khan for his involvement with this murder. Police also recovered the pistol from his house which had been used earlier to shot the ruling party lawmaker. Another mastermind of this murder, local Awami League leader Chandan Kumar Goshwami already fled to India. These incidents proved that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the ruling party leaders are used to deliver false remarks against Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatrashibir. So far the intentional comments and remarks which they have delivered against Jamaat and Shibir quarter have been substantiated as false.

They are used to blame Jamaat-e-Islami and Chhatrashibir for all the ill deeds but they could prove any of it yet. So this time, once again it has been proved that Jamaat and Chhatrashibir is not involved with the murder of Awami League lawmaker Monjurul Islam Liton. But without any reasons, over hundred Jamaat and Chhatrashibir men have been arrested since the murder and thus the government has made a severe injustice against these innocent peoples. I am protesting such unjustifiable torture and repression and demanding immediate release of all the innocent detainees.

I am again urging Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and ruling party leaders to be refrained from making intentional false comments against Jamaat-e-Islami and Chhatrashibir and expecting that they would punish the killer of ruling party lawmaker Monjurul Islam Liton. In addition, I do hope that the ruling party would not make any further attempt to demonize Jamaat-e-Islami and Chhatrashibir just to attain their political vengeance.”