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Remand of Syed Abdullah Muhammad Taher, police attack on Shibir processions and unlawful arrest of its activists protested
Sunday, 06 January 2013
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Acting Secretary General Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan has strongly condemned and protested taking Jamaat central working committee member Dr Syed Abdullah Muhammad Taher in remand.

In a statement on January 3, he also strongly condemned and protested police attack on Islami Chhatra Shibir’s processions in different place in the country including capital’s Mohakhali and Ittefaq areas, and unlawful arrest of Shibir   leaders and activists from the processions.

Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan alleged that Dr Taher was taken in remand in an ill-motive to harass and torture him in the name of interrogation. He was unlawfully arrested on January 2.

Police undemocratically attacked the Shibir peaceful processions, injured many of them and unlawfully arrested them when Shibir brought out processions and held demonstration protesting the government’s torture and tyranny on the oppositions.

The government, isolated from the people, now obstructing oppositions programme in an ill-intentional motive to perpetuate the power.

The government cannot curb the people’s movement by torture and oppression, he cautioned, and urged the countrymen to wage tougher mass-movement against the torture, repression and tyranny of the government.

He also demanded of the government to immediate stop its unlawful arrest and torture on oppositions, and release all opposition leaders and activists including the Jamaat-Shibir’s leaders and activists.