4 March 2017, Sat, 3:29

Ataur Raman disapproves the false report of several media against him and Jamaat-e-Islami

Central leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Ataur Rahman has issued the following statement on 4th March, 2017 protesting and condemning the false campaign which has been committed in a report of the Bengali daily ‘Jugantor’ titled “জামায়াতের ভয়াবহ অর্ন্তদ্বন্দ্ব প্রকাশ্যে” (Severe internal feud of Jamaat-e-Islami becomes public).

Earlier, several national dailies and online news portal had made false campaign centring me in order to attain some bad interest. Those reports also claimed that I have been expelled from the party, which is not fact at all. Such fictitious and false reports have been published just to tarnish the image of Jamaat-e-Islami as well as mine. The organization always protested to such false reports instantly. But those newspapers failed to show their ethical courage to publish those rejoinders. Those reports full of errors, could not create confusion among the people, rather it raised question about the qualities and standards of those news papers.

The report of Daily Jugantor also referred a meeting held on 22nd February, 2017. But no such meeting was held on that day. So this incongruity substantiates the ill intention of the report.

The aforesaid reports also claimed quoting me that I have raised allegations about several policies and strategies of Jamaat-e-Islami. But the reality is I have no minimum connection with such claim. These are nothings but a sheer lie. Such false campaigns have been carried out just to damage the good image of Jamaat-e-Islami. They also had conducted same false campaign against Jamaat-e-Islami earlier to humiliate the party. But they could not mislead the people with such reports.

The government is trying to ingrain the one party rule. They are also making effort to hold the upcoming national election unilaterally. The popularity of the government came down to zero degree. So just to stay in office, the government is working to eliminate the opposition quarters, particularly Jamaat-e-Islami. I am condemning and protesting such autocratic attitude of the government.

A particular vested media sections are working in support of the tyrannical government. I am urging the countrymen to be united against the autocratic regime of the incumbent government.”