Bombings work of Imperialists say Bangla leader Dec 29, 2005 16:30:07 GMT -5
Post by Moses on Dec 29, 2005 16:30:07 GMT -5
From New Nation Online Edition
AL refrains from action against JMB: Nizami
By Staff Reporter
Wed, 28 Dec 2005, 10:56:00
Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami, while addressing a mammoth rally in the city yesterday said the Awami League was busy in portraying Bangladesh and the religious parties as fundamentalists and refrained from taking action against the JMB, formed during its rule.
He said the Awami League’s (AL) present politics was to create disturbance and anarchy when discipline was restored and the economy was burgeoning due to increase of production in various sectors.
Denying allegations of his party’s involvement with the JMB’s bomb attacks brought by the opposition parties, the Jamaat Ameer said rather the demands of the opposition parties and the activities of the JMB were complementary.
“Those who want to prove that the four-party alliance government has failed and is ineffective are behind the recent bomb blasts,” he alleged.
Maulana Nizami, who is also the Minister for Industries categorically, said that there is no connection of Islam with bombings and added that the JMB was using the name of Islam in their activities as part of a conspiracy and not for establishing Islam.
He called upon all to turn the existing unity of the four-party alliance into a people’s stream to resist anti-state conspiracy.
Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, a major partner of the alliance government, organised the grand rally at the city’s Paltan Maidan protesting bombings, killings, terrorism and anarchy across the country.
Paltan Maidan became a sea of humanity with the huge presence of Jamaat leaders, activists and supporters from across the country. The adjacent areas of the meeting venue namely, Gulistan, Zero point, Dainik Bangla intersection, Motijheel, Purana Paltan, Bijoy Nagar, Topkhana Road and Fakirer pool, also became packed with party activists.
Tens of thousands of Jamaat supporters started thronging the rally venue since morning shouting slogans “Chalo Chalo Paltan Maidan Chalo”.
The Jamaat-e-Islami, for the first time, staged such a big showdown focusing its political strength in the country, which disrupted movement of city dwellers on different roads. The grand rally was followed the rallies organised by the ruling BNP and the AL lead 14-party opposition alliance earlier at the same venue.
The Jamaat rally virtually turned into an electioneering rally as its leaders and activists joined the rally carrying huge number of ‘scales’, the election symbol of the party.
Tight security measures were taken by the members of different law enforcing agencies and volunteers of Jamaat during the rally.
Referring to the opposition statement that bombings will be stopped if the government resigns and implement their 23-point demands, Nizami said that their demands and the anarchy in the country were interlinked.
He held the opposition responsible for hatching conspiracy to divide the nation.
The Jamaat leader said the AL has no moral right to bring allegations against party leaders as they failed to file even a single case during their tenure against any of the Jamaat leaders.
He criticised the statement of the opposition leader to eliminate Jamaat from the grassroots level saying that Jamaat does not believe in politics of elimination.
Nizami said provocation to military and government officials to resign cannot be expected from a responsible public leader.
He made an appeal to the Prime Minister not to compromise with the conspiracies hatched in and outside of the country but to uphold her uncompromising stance for fulfilling people’s aspirations.
Maulana Nizami called upon the civil society, intellectuals, journalists and lawyers of the country to be aware of Zionists conspiracies, imperialistic expansionism.
He said Jamaat-e-Islami is an organisation that believes in constitutional and democratic politics.
Jamaat has played a vocal role against the bombers terming them enemies of humanity, democracy, country and Islam.
The Jamaat chief said the vested quarter has been conspiring to create a situation through bombing in the name of Islam for inviting interference of foreign forces and to fish in the troubled waters.
He said it is unbelievable that the half-educated and illiterate militants would establish Islam in the country. The JBM is working to implement the agenda of those quarters that want to make the country ineffective and subservient.
The Industries Minister said the government has taken all necessary and effective steps to bring the bombers to trial.
He also said that the Awami League does not want to see unity between the Islamic and nationalist forces, he added.
He regretted that though there is multi-party democracy and Parliament, the opposition party failed to perform its constitutional and moral duties.
Maulana Nizami said the main reason of advising the BNP to out the Jamaat form the alliance is that the opposition could not go to power at least twice in 1991 and 2001, as the Jamaat was not with them.
He called upon the members of the civil society groups and professionals to understand the conspiracy being hatched by the socialists and expansionists against the country and its independence and sovereignty and take necessary actions.
He also called upon the ulema and Islamic scholars to create awareness among the people about the conspiracy against the country and Islam.
He emphasised the need for continuity of the government to continue the development process.
Jamaat Secretary General and Social Welfare Minister Ali Ahsan Momammad Mojaheed called upon the countrymen to eliminate the perpetrators of bomb blasts from the country.
He said the bombers are working against the Muslim Ummah and Islam and they are the puppets of expansionists and imperialism.
Among others, the rally was addressed, by Maulana Abdus Sobhan, MP, Maulana Delwar Hossain Saidee, MP, Mohammad Quamaruzzaman, Barrister Abdur Razzak, Abdul Kader Mollah, ATM Azharul Islam, Prof Mujibur Rahman, Maulana Abu Taher, Prof Tasnim Alam, Maulana Shah Mohammad Ruhul Quddus, MP, Maulana Farid Uddin, MP, city ameers-Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan of Dhaka, Maulana Atur Rahman of Rajshahi, Maulana Shamsul Islam of Chittagong, Prof Mia Golam Parwar, MP of Khulna, Dr Shafiqur Rahman of Sylhet and Moazzem Hossain Helal of Barisal, Shahjahan Chowdhury, MP, Abdul Khaleque, MP, Abu Syed, MP, Syed Abdullah Mohammad Taher, MP, Jasim Uddin Sarker, Hamidur Rahman Azad and Shibir President Selim Uddin and Secretary Gneral Shafiqul Islam Masud.
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