Police arrest Rajshahi city Ameer Dr. Keramat Ali; Acting Secretary General condemns
- Maulana ATM Masum
Acting Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Maulana ATM Masum issued the following statement on 4th April 2023 protesting and condemning the unjust arrest of Jamaat-e-Islami’s Rajshahi city Ameer and party’s central working committee member Dr. Maulana Keramat Ali and 3 others.
On 4th April at 12:15 pm, Boalia police station arrested Jamaat-e-Islami’s Rajshahi city Ameer and party’s central working committee member Dr. Maulana Keramat Ali and 3 others from Shaheb Bazar area of the town. The arrestees had no warrant before. We are not clear why did the law enforcers arrest them today? While, the police are supposed to deal with people with sympathy in this holy month of Ramadan but instead of doing so, police are harassing the opposition leaders and activists. Such torture and repression can never be tolerated.
Instead of discharging the regular duties, they are being used as a tool of the government. But the consequence of such repression cannot bring positive results for anybody. But the government cannot stay in power for long by repressing the people with dissident views. People’s just movement could not be subdued in the past by arresting the opposition leaders and it will not be possible this time as well.
I am urging the countrymen to raise their voices against this tyrannical government. Besides, I am calling upon the concerned authorities to stop repression and release Maulana Keramat Ali and other detainees immediately.