Vol. 5 Num 558 Wed. December 21, 2005  

Jamaat-Shibir blamed for bomb blasts

Leaders of Islamic Constitution Movement (ICM) yesterday said it is now clear to all that Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir are linked to bomb blasts across the country.

Speaking at a discussion, the leaders said most of them who have been arrested as suspected bombers across the country, admitted their link with Jamaat and Shibir.

The discussion on 'Bomb terrorism: Our responsibilities' was organised by the ICM, an Islamic party, at its auditorium at Purana Paltan in the city.

Addressing the meeting ICM Secretary General Nurul Huda Fayzee said the people of the country is not safe under the rule of Bangladesh Nationalist Party or Awami League.

The present constitution is manmade and as such it cannot bring peace and progress for the people, he said, adding, " We will continue our struggle until we are able to establish Islamic rule in the country."

ICM Joint Secretary General ATM Hemayet Uddin said the Qaumi Madrasa students are not behind the bomb blasts, rather those who are making malicious propaganda against madrasa education are the enemy of Islam and godfather of terrorist activities.

"Jamaat is not an Islamic party, Party Assistant Secretary General Syed Mosaddek Billah said. "If it can prove itself as an Islamic party in the light of Quran and Hadith, we will join them, otherwise its members should join us," he added.

Party central leaders Gazi Ataur Rahman, Rashid Ahmed Ferdous, Ahmed Abdul Qaium, Shahidul Islam Kabir, Shafiqul Alim Khan, and HM Saiful Islam also spoke at the meeting.