27 September 2022, Tue, 7:58

Maulana Abdul Halim protests the discourteous remark of BNP leader Tuku about Jamaat-e-Islami

-Maulana Abdul Halim

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Assistant Secretary General Maulana Abdul Halim has issued the following statement on 27th September 2022 protesting and condemning the unwanted and indecent remark of BNP’s standing committee member Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku.

“In a BNP organized public gathering on 26th September, BNP’s standing committee member Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku has made a politically discourteous, indecent and unwanted remark about Jamaat-e-Islami which has shocked the nation. This cannot be the language of a political leader. His remarks would pave the way to linger the tenure of the incumbent autocratic regime. In a situation, while the entire nation is determined to establish a non-party election-time government in a bid to secure democracy and voting rights, his comment has frustrated the nation. His remark indicates, he failed to realize the language of the people and he cannot talk like a politically mature man. We are condemning his remarks about Jamaat-e-Islami.

For the last one decade, Jamaat-e-Islami has become the worst victim of government’s repression. Jamaat’s Ameer, Secretary General, Assistant Secretary General, and central executive committee member had been executed in connection with a false case through a farcical trial procedure. Another 6 top leaders are still being imprisoned. 3 senior leaders had died inside the prison. But in regards to such a party, the remark of Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku is politically discourteous. There is a hidden signal to thwart the ongoing movement against the incumbent government.

His comments about the cancellation of Jamaat’s registration and his ridiculous attitude have raised a question in the public mind, why did he make a such remark? Whom does he want to make satisfied?

We want to assert that, Jamaat-e-Islami never believes in the politics of negotiation, and secret conspiracy. Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku also exposed his immaturity and lack of knowledge by terming the word, “Jamaat’ as the Urdu language.

I hope, the concerned quarters will be refrained from making such indecent and discourteous comments in the future.