Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has
called upon the care taker government in Islamabad to lodge strong protest with Bangladesh over the victimization of the JI Bangladesh leaders in the name of war crimes in violation of the pact between the two states.
Addressing a rally staged by the JI Lahore wing to condemn the atrocities of the Dhaka government over the JI leaders in Bangladesh, he said that such steps of the Haseen Wajid government in Dhaka had full support of India and was a clear attempt to establish India’s supremacy in the region. He said that Haseena Wajid was perpetrating atrocities over its political opponents simply to check her fast losing position and out of the fear of a clear defeat in the forthcoming elections.
He impressed upon the care taker government to take the world community in confidence in the matter and approach the Muslim rulers and the OIC for stopping the victimization of the JI leaders in Bangladesh.
Syed Munawar Hasan pointed out that in 1973, under an agreement between the first Prime Minister of BD Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the government and the armed forces of Pakistan, it had been decided to withdraw all the cases against each other. Accordingly, Sh. Mujibur Rahman himself quashed all the so called war crime cases. However, the government of Haseen Wajid wanted the judicial murder of its political opponents through the Kangaroo courts.
The JI Ameer said that Haseena Wajid’s government was the most unpopular government of her country because of its incompetence and pro India policies, and it was now trying to regain its popularity, to reactivate the Awami League and to postpone the fast approaching elections.
He said that at the time of the recognition of Bangladesh, it had been decided between the two governments that both the Muslim states would have good bilateral relations like good neighbours. However, Dhaka had raised the forty years old issue only to serve New Delhi’s agenda.
Secretary General, JI, Liaqat Baloch, in his address, said that JI leadership in Bangladesh including Prof. Ghuilam Azam and Maulana Dilawar Husain Saeedi had been striving against India’s supremacy. India had separated the eastern wing of Pakistan in 1971 through force whereas the Islamic forces there had tried its best to foil India’s conspiracies, and this was no crimes under the international law.
JI Punjab chief, Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar also spoke on the occasion.