5 April 2019, Fri, 6:07

No ‘reformist’ faction within Jamaat-e-Islami, asserts Tasnim Alam

Central Publicity Affairs Secretary of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Professor Md. Tasnim Alam has issued the following statement on 5 April 2019 protesting and gainsaying the false and baseless report published in Bengali daily Prothom Alo titled “সংস্কার থামাতে সফরে নেমেছেন জামায়াত নেতারা” (Jamaat leaders roaming around the country to thwart the reformists).

“Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is the largest Islamic political party of Bangladesh. There is no ‘reformist group or faction’ within the structure of Jamaat-e-Islami. Jamaat-e-Islami always takes its decision based on dialogue and discussions. The party never adopts any resolution or decision in the wake of so called ‘pressure’. It always declares programs for the sake of the people upholding the Islamic values. The central leaders of the party visit different parts and places of the country around the year to meet the organizational requirements. It is a routine program of Jamaat-e-Islami. There is no scope of searching any other reasons behind such regular activities.

The report of Daily Prothom Alo termed Barrister Abdur Razzaq as the senior most Assistant Secretary General of the party. Although he was one of the assistant secretary generals of Jamaat-e-Islami. It is also known to the people that Jamaat is being operated with the financial assistances of the party activists, well-wishers and leaders. So, whenever any well-wisher or activist come from abroad, they become inclined to provide some financial support to their beloved organization.

Jamaat-e-Islami is sincerely working to establish a welfare state and also to build a society based on justice and equality. Some vested quarters are often making propaganda against this party as its popularity is growing significantly. Daily Prothom Alo has published the report to confuse and misguide the people. We do not expect such an untrue report from a sensible daily like Prothom Alo.

I hope that the Daily Prothom Alo would publish this rejoinder properly to lessen the mass confusion.