Rafiqul Islam Khan demands immediate release of Maulana Abdul Bari
Assistant Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan has issued the following statement on 16th December, 2017 protesting and condemning the unjustifiable arrest of Jamaat-e-Islami’s central Majlish-e-Shura member and Satkhira Sadar Upazila’s Kawdanga Madrasa’s former Principal Maulana Abdul Bari from his house on 15th December dawn.
“Police has unreasonably arrested Jamaat-e-Islami’s central Majlish-e-Shura member and veteran religious scholar Maulana Abdul Bari. He has become the victim of government’s political repression.
Maulana Abdul Bari is a popular Islamic figure of Satkhira and renowned academician. Police is propagating false campaign against him by implicating him with anarchy. No question can be raised about his involvement with anarchy or subversive activities. Police is carrying out ill-intentional propaganda against him just to harass him in connection with some false cases.
I am urging the countrymen to raise voice against the oppression of the government which is going on against the leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and the religious scholars of the country.
Finally, I am calling upon the concerned authorities to release all the detained leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islam including party’s Majlish-e-Shura member Maulana Abdul Bari immediately.”