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The recent violence, genocide and atrocities’ in Bangladesh committed by the police and ruling party cadres

The recent violence, genocide and atrocities’ in Bangladesh committed by the police and ruling party cadres

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Diplomatic briefing by the Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on ‘the recent violence, genocide and atrocities’ committed by the police and ruling party cadres.
Diplomatic briefing by the Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on ‘the recent violence, genocide and atrocities’ committed by the police and ruling party cadres.

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Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
505, Eliphant Road, Bara Maghbazar, Dhaka- 1217, Phone: 9331581, Fax: 8321212
 
Email:
info@jamaat-e-islami.org,
Web:
Date: March 15, 2013.
Diplomatic briefing by the Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-
Islami on ‘therecent violence, genocide and atrocities’ committed by the police and ruling party
cadres.
Dear Excellency
It is always great pleasure to be in touch with you. The excellence of friendly ties always keeps uscloser and we aspire to move forward with the common shared goals. It is our great honor tomention the significant contribution and great friendship from your end.Currently we are undergoing through some political challenges. We are optimistic about getting kindassistance and cooperation from all of our trusted friends and partners to meet our long cherishedaspirations of 
strengthening democracy and preserving human rights. Our today‟s letter intends to
inform you about the current situation of Bangladesh.Regrettably it is fact that, as a political party, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has become the worst victim of political vendetta and well-organized propaganda. A certain quarter is carrying ill-campaignagainst Jamaat-e-Islami to tarnish its image and to create a negative impression against the leadersand activists of this party. We are writing this letter to you to clarify our position in regards to thereported allegations brought against Jamaat-e-Islami and at the same time to reveal the incidents andhappenings, which had been occurred across the country in recent times.
 Jamaat-e-Islami: Victim of Suppression:
Since the incumbent Awami League led grand alliance government came to the office, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has been facing the worst ever suppression and torture. Using the ruling party mencontrolled media and the state apparatus, the government had demonized the party. They alsoinitiated a hate campaign against the party to create a negative perception among the people. Thegovernment had arrested the top leaders of the party in June, 2010 including the party Chief Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami, former Chief Professor Golam Azam , Nayeb-e-Ameer MaulanaDelwar Hossain Sayedee, Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, Assistant Secretary General Mohammad Qamaruzzaman and Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Molla. In theSeptember, 2011 the law enforcement agencies also arrested the acting Secretary General ATM Azharul Islam from the party office. Since then, the party central office has been remaining closed.Police also detained Nayeb-e-Ameer Maulana Abdus Sobhan, acting Secretary general Dr. Shafiqur
 
Rahman, Central Executive Committee member Mir Quasem Ali and others. Police carried raidsrepeatedly into the central and city offices of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and subsequently closedthe offices, which are still out of functions.In a recent move, police also carried hour long raid inside the office of the main opposition BNP.Police ransacked, vandalized and looted the offices accessories indiscriminately. Police also arrestedsome 157 leaders and activists from the party office without any warrant including its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, former Dhaka city mayor and several formerministers and law makers. Such an arrogant, illogical and undemocratic approach from the policeforces is totally unprecedented. This incident proves, how much desperate the government is toeliminate its opponents.Defying the rules and norms of democracy and without paying any heed to the constitutional rights,the government is conducting a massive crackdown against Jamaat-e-Islami and its leader andactivists. For last 53 months, the authority is not allowing the party to hold any demonstration orprocessions. Since the government came into the power, 2200 Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami ChhatraShibir activists had been taken into police remand. Police had made more than 400 hundreds mencrippled forever by carrying inhuman torture against them. Unbelievably, some 21, 000 cases hadbeen filed against some 5 hundred thousand Jamaat-Shibir activists nationwide. Central, city andseveral districts level offices of Jamaat-e-Islami have been vandalized and ransacked by the clampdown of the police and the ruling party cadres. The atrocities of the police force have reached intosevere inhuman level. There are some incidents which will lead the humanity to burst into tears.Such as; after arresting a Shibir activist, officer-in-charge of a police station of Chittagong town
killed him by pulling his eyes up. While, a police official in Dhaka‟s Tejgaon police station shot 7
rounds of bullet to the leg of a detained Shibir activists in order to make him cripple forever. The government and its police force also violated all traditions, norms and laws of human rights intreating the women. Without any allegations, they arrested the ladies with religious attires and took them into police remand. They also imprisoned them defying the physical incapacity andhelplessness of a pregnant women and aged ladies.But we are asserting our position that, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is a registered political party andit had representation in the National Parliament since the beginning of its journey. Since its functionand activities commenced in the country, there is no record or allegations of carrying minority torture or getting involved with violence against this party. Jamaat-e-Islami does not believe in act of terrorism. Rather, history reveals that, the party has played an outstanding role in all the democraticmovement of the country including the movement of establishing non-party caretaker government,
movement against the autocratic regime and ensuring people‟s rights to cast their votes. We always
 wanted to hold peaceful demonstration and sought the permission of the police force to observe thedeclared programs. But the authority denied giving permissions; rather they created obstruction tofoil our programs. The government has become violent and showing unprecedented andundemocratic approaches this time to resist the opposition quarters, particularly Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.
 
Background of the Mass killing in the first week of March, 2013
 Jamaat-e-Islami believes in rules of law and supports trial of all the offences. Despite that, the party had a reservation about the International Crimes Tribunal as we consider that this tribunal has beenformed to serve the political interest of the incumbent government. Even though, as a rule abiding party, Jamaat-e-Islami took part in all the legal procedure of the tribunal.On last 5
th
February, the tribunal awarded the detained Assistant Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Abdul Quader Molla with life term imprisonment. Jamaat-e-Islami vehemently rejected the verdict citing that, government is abusing the tribunal to meet its ill-intention of eliminating theopposition quarters. The defence lawyer in case of Abdul Quader Molla already appealed against thetribunal verdict. But there is an opposite side of the coin. Since 5
th
February, a group of the youthsection launched a demonstration in Shahbag of the capital demanding death penalty to Abdul
Quader Molla and all other war crimes accused. „Bloggers and Online Activists‟, a forum of some
atheist and secular youths initiated the demonstration. Due to their relentless pressure, governmentbrought amendment to the International Crimes Tribunal Act, 1973 creating a provision for thegovernment side to file appeal against any verdict of the tribunal. In the meantime, some blogs andcolumns of the Shahbag movement organizers published in some news media which containsderogatory comments and indecent remark against Islam and its holy Prophet. Such a news outragedmassive protest across the country. Consequently, Islam loving people declared some peacefulprograms protesting those anti-Islamic bloggers. While observing those programs, police firedindiscriminately upon the protesters that killed 20 people at a stretch including 7 in Manikganj and
rest of the others in Cox‟s Baza
r and port city Chittagong. The saga of genocide was made on 28
th
February. On this day,
the controversial „InternationalCrimes Tribunal‟ sentenced the renowned preacher
and religious scholar Mawlana Delwar HossainSayeedi to death. The tribunal awarded this aged religious leader with death penalty in two particularcounts, which are full of factual contradictions and anomalies. Jamaat-e-Islami instantly upheld thoseloopholes and rejected the verdict as a whole terming it as a government sponsored conspiracy to wipe out the opposition sections. Along with the party reaction, the entire Bangladesh outbursts intofurious protests. Millions of angry protesters took to the streets and the police fired thousandsrounds of bullets to foil the peaceful demonstration of the protesters. The result was 73 men, women and children died in a single day, just within 8 hours. Most of the deceased were generalpeople, who loved Maulana Sayedee for his religious sermon and who were truly fascinated by thelifelong benevolent deeds of this great religious scholar.
It was the deadliest day in Bangladesh‟s
history since the independence war of 1971.

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