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Hamidur Rahman Azad protests the untrue comment of Mohammad Ali Shikdar against Jamaat-e-Islami
Monday, 10th October, 2016

Central Executive Committee member of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former lawmaker Hamidur Rahman Azad has issued the following statement on 10th October, 2016 protesting the false and baseless comment of Retired Major General AK Mohammad Ali Shikdar (PSC) which has been published in Bengali daily ‘Bangladesh Pratidin’ in which he claimed that ‘as the root of militancy, I refer Jamaat or the extremist Islamic politics’.

“Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has no nexus with the militancy and extremism. Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami believes in the systematic and democratic trend of politics which is precisely transparent and accountable. Retired Major General AK Mohammad Ali Shikdar (PSC) tried to implicate Jamaat-e-Islami with militancy and extremism and thus he has intentionally carried effort to shift the liabilities of crimes upon someone else. It becomes their bad habit to deliver false and untrue statement implicating Jamaat-e-Islami.

He has commented that, it is obligatory to ban religion based politics in order to wipe out militancy from Bangladesh. Such comment is also ill-motivated. The countrymen are fully aware that the mainstream Islamic parties of Bangladesh have no connection with militancy and terrorism. No one could prove any such connection so far. So the recommendations of Retired Major General AK Mohammad Ali Shikdar (PSC) for banning religion based politics are completely unlawful, illogical and unexpected. The quarters which are trying to push the nation towards the darkness of militancy and extremism, they are often making such irrational comments to attain some ill intentions.

In this backdrop, I am urging Retired Major General AK Mohammad Ali Shikdar (PSC) to be refrained from making such unexpected, irrational and untrue statement in future for the sake of national interest.”