23 January 2017, Mon, 8:18

Secretary General criticizes Prime Minister for her untrue statement against Jamaat-e-Islami

Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 23rd January, 2017 protesting the untrue address of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina which she has delivered while talking on a condolence motion on Gaibhanda 1 lawmaker Manjurul Islam Liton on the opening sitting of 14th session of the parliament on 22nd January blaming Jamaat-e-Islami and Chhatrashibir for the murder of this lawmaker.

“Responding and protesting against the untrue address of the Prime Minister which she has delivered in the parliament blaming Jamaat-e-Islami and Chhatrashibir for the murder of ruling party lawmaker Monjurul Islam Liton, I want to assert once again that no question is emanated at all of having any involvement of Jamaat and Chhatrashibir with the murder of this parliament member. The Prime Minister has delivered this untrue statement just to tarnish the image of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatrashibir.

When the investigation of the murder is still on going, under such a circumstance, this kind of statement poses a huge threat to the proper and due investigation procedure, particularly when it is delivered from country’s highest executive position designated person. After such a comment of the Prime Minister, is it really possible to continue the investigation duly? Earlier, in different previous occasions, the ruling party high ups and the top brasses of the government had given confusing statements against Jamaat-e-Islami and Chhatrashibir immediate after an incident took place. But none of their claims have proved genuine ever.

Such a biased and politically motivated statement always helps the real murderers to remain untouched. So in order to stop terrorism and politics of murder and violence, it is mandatory to be refrained from delivering such unjust, unexpected and confusing comments. Otherwise, the killers would be encouraged and the victims would be remaining deprived from getting justices.”