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Jamaat urges all to make Tuesday’s peaceful countrywide agitation successful
Tuesday, 12th February, 2013
Jamaat-e-Islami Acting Secretary General Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan
has urged all units of the party to make Tuesday’s peaceful agitation
programme a success.
At the same time, he sought cooperation from the countrymen in this regard.
The agitation programme was announced protesting countrywide anarchy
under the government’s patronization in an ill-motive to fulfill its
(govt) political revenge.
In a statement on Monday, Khan said the government is hatching
conspiracy to create anarchy across the country by assembling cadres
of Awami League-led Mohajote and its backed bodies at Shahbagh and
some other places in the country under the patronization of the
government in an ill-motive to fulfill political revenge.
By assembling party’s cadres in different places of the country and by
giving provocative and unlawful statements against Jamaat-e-Islami and
Chhatra Shibir, the government is also hatching conspiracy to destroy
the democracy, rule of law and the judiciary.
Their activities proved that an autocratic rule is going on in the country now.
He reiterated the party’s position saying that the government is
working behind the agitation to raise the demand of the capital
punishment for the war criminals, which proved that the prime minster
also involved with issue.
On February 10, 2013, the Prime Minster and ruling Mohajote lawmakers
in the parliament agreed with the Shahbagh rally, proving that all the
recent rallies including Shahbagh and other places are going on under
the plan, patronization and finance of the government.
The Prime Minister also urged the Tribunal judges to consider the
protesters’ opinion in delivering the verdicts.
Simultaneously raising hanging demand by assembling party’s cadres and
calling upon the judges to consider the opinions, the Prime Minister
apparently urged the judges to deliver verdicts with hanging sentence.
The remark of the PM is tantamount to the interference to the trial
procedures of the tribunal, making the tribunal more controversial and
On the other hand, the government initiated to amend the tribunal law
aiming to ensure desired verdict. By all these roles, the government
itself proved that it has no confidence to the tribunal.
The Tribunal, upon which the government has no confidence, never
In the circumstance, Jamaat announced the Tuesday’s countrywide
agitation programme demanding dissolution of the so called tribunal,
stopping of the government torture, release of all opposition leaders
including top Jamaat leaders, restoration of the caretaker government
system and reduction of the people’s sufferings.
He called upon the party men to make countrywide peaceful programme a
greater success. He also sought cooperation from the mass people in