Secretary General demands immediate release of Rajshahi city Jamaat leaders
Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 23rd August, 2017 protesting the unjustifiable arrest of Jamaat-e-Islami’s Rajshahi city Secretary Siddiq Hossain and Rajshahi city Jamaat’s office secretary Ahsan Habib on 22nd August
“Police has unlawfully arrested Jamaat-e-Islami’s Rajshahi city Secretary Siddiq Hossain and Rajshahi city Jamaat’s office secretary Ahsan Habib just to harass them politically.
The government is arresting the members and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami nationwide and causing their sufferings with an ill intention to destroy the leadership of the party. Such indiscriminate arrests ahead of Eid-ul-Azha are really painful and unfortunate. The authoritarian government is conducting massive repression and crackdown against the opposition quarters in order to stay in office forcefully. I am calling upon the countrymen to raise voice against the misrule of the government.
Finally, I am urging the authorities concerned to release all the detained Jamaat members and activists including Jamaat-e-Islami’s Rajshahi city Secretary Siddiq Hossain prior to ensuing Eid-ul-Azha.”