Hamidur Rahman Azad denies the claim of Jamaat leader’s participation in central London hotel meeting
Assistant Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former member of the Parliament Hamidur Rahman Azad has issued the following statement on 28th July, 2017 protesting the false information published in a report of Bengali daily ‘Bangladesh Pratidin’ on 28th July, referring some earlier reports which had been published in several online news portals including Purbapashchimbd.news and Daily Kaler Kantha saying that ‘Several Jamaat leaders accompanied BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia during a meet with some officials of the foreign intelligence which held in a hotel of central London’.
“The information which has been published in the news of Purbapashchimbd.news, Daily Kaler Kantha, Daily Bangladesh Pratidin and several other online news portals which claimed that ‘Several Jamaat leaders accompanied BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia during a meet with some officials of the foreign intelligence which held in a hotel of central London’ is completely false and untrue. We even don’t know about such a meeting. The news about such a meeting has no credibility. So no question can be raised about the presence of any Jamaat leader in such a meeting.
The claim of participation of several Jamaat leaders in the aforesaid meeting is totally fake. The concerned reporter failed to mention the name of any of the participant Jamaat leaders so it is clearly understood that the false information has been published just to mislead the fellow citizens of the country.
I want to assert that the authorities of Purbapashchimbd.news, Kaler Kantha and Bangladesh Pratidin cannot prove the authenticity of their news. If they really have any information then they should disclose the name of the participant leader. I hope that they would never be able to do so. Such incapacity substantiates their lack of credibility.
In this backdrop, I am urging the authorities of Purbapashchimbd.news, Kaler Kantha and Bangladesh Pratidin to be refrained from publishing such false and baseless reports implicating the Jamaat leaders and expecting that they would publish this rejoinder to minimize the public confusion.”