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Govt behind Shahbagh

Claims Jamaat, plans to demonstrate tomorrow

Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday termed the countrywide demonstrations, including the Shahbagh one, a government plot to create anarchy in the country and force the tribunals to deliver verdicts as per its dictate.

The government was conspiring to create hatred against the Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir from the gatherings of their party activists, Jamaat acting secretary general Moulana Rafiqul Islam Khan said in a statement.

The party also announced to stage demonstrations across the country tomorrow for what it said to protest against the countrywide anarchy patronised by the government to implement its political agenda.

The demonstration is meant for pressing home their various demands, including dismantling of the war crimes tribunals, releasing the party's top leaders facing war crimes charges and restoration of the caretaker government system.

In the statement, Rafiqul said, “I strongly condemn and protest the government's ill move to create anarchy in the country through its patronage to make its petty political gains.”

The countrywide movement began after a war crimes tribunal on Tuesday sentenced Jamaat leader Quader Mollah to life term in prison for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.

Hours after the verdict, a mass uproar started at Shahbagh intersection in the capital when an online activists' group gave a call through online social networks to wage protests against the verdict.

It continued for the sixth day yesterday amid spontaneous participation of several thousands pro-liberation activists.

In the statement, Rafiqul alleged that since formation of the tribunals, the ruling party MPs, ministers and leaders had been commenting on execution of top Jamaat leaders to run the tribunal proceedings as per the government's own plan.

“We want to clearly state that the people of the country won't let the government implement its plot chalked out to take its political revenge,” he said.

The Jamaat leader also sought cooperation from the countrymen, party leaders and activists to make their tomorrow's programme a success.

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This does not bode well for the future. It seems that Jamaat is going to instigate violence in the otherwise peaceful protests by the youths and general population. Shame on you Jamaat for your ever sinister ways.

: Shingho

So, these heinous criminals have yet not heard the voice of the people. Law enforcement should immediately arrest and bring these anti-liberation force to justice to foil their anarchic movement to start civil war.

: naabaj


  • Sevenoaks
    Monday, February 11, 2013 01:42 AM GMT+06:00 (157 weeks ago)

    The Awami League Government is using Shabagh and War Crimes to hide its own crimes against the people and the country as a whole. BNP and Jamaat must do all necessaries within the law to restore CG immediately before Awami League has time to bring back all the looted money to win the next election.

  • Barkat
    Monday, February 11, 2013 02:18 AM GMT+06:00 (157 weeks ago)

    Initially there may be those who were just ordinary public seeking justice for war crime.But with their list of demand its clear beyond doubt that this Shahbag moment is politically backed and with hidden political agenda.

    If these youths are concerned for the martyrs of liberation than they should have also been concern that the martyrs of liberation didn't give their lives to make a corrupt nation where poor citizens are looted by politicians and government officials and where justice to poor is denied.

    I am sure not a single freedom fighter will be really happy to see a nation with chronic corruption and political criminality and no accountability, with least concern for poor ordinary Bangalee people.

  • Citizen
    Monday, February 11, 2013 02:38 AM GMT+06:00 (157 weeks ago)

    Your days are over Jammat . This is a great opportunity to leave all those leader in loved in war crime and bring new leadership.

    Don't play with fire and don't just justify that without Jamaat everyone is non Muslim. Rape and murder has no place in our religion . So accept the fact that people or tribunal will hang those criminals . Soon only few paid young unemployed people will help you to demonstrate .

  • S.Rahman
    Monday, February 11, 2013 08:10 AM GMT+06:00 (157 weeks ago)

    Why would the Govt be behind the Shahbagh protests? The govt stayed at bay and without any influence to the verdict. They are not allowed, as per the Tribunal Act of 1973.

    Everyone knows that the protests were initiated by Blogger and the Activist Network group- this has been factual corroborated. The national perception of the Jamaat group has always been of suspicion and doubt over its internal activities as well as of its mysterious financial support.

    This is not something new. Find where the funding is coming from and relate this to any violence instigated by activists of Jamaat, then you can find the real sponsor of terrorism against innocent victims. Jamaat just wants to distract the momentum of the protests and start a rampage of demonstrations that have no goals or objectives other than creating a media diversion.

  • Kazi Salim
    Monday, February 11, 2013 10:52 AM GMT+06:00 (157 weeks ago)

    This is false and fabricated allegations made by the Razaker- Albadors. This gathering is the culmination of the spirits of the Liberation War of Bangladesh 1971. The participants attended this gathering spontaneously at their own, being angered towards the hated War Criminals for their atrocities and barabarites they committed in 1971 and still these Razakers are looking for chances and opportunities to commit the same atrocities. So don't try to colour this historic gathering of protest organized by the great youths of this country, with some illegal and baseless comments. Punishments will be given to these Razakers-Albadors for their unpardonable crimes and sins, this is the bottom-line, which cannot be ruled out or ignored or rejected with any other bogus charges.

  • Iftekhar Ahmed
    Monday, February 11, 2013 10:55 AM GMT+06:00 (157 weeks ago)

    Disrespectful and delusional at best. Some people just never learn! Why do they assume that all the youths of today, frustrated by the mockery being made of democracy by these so called political leaders, have some sort of political affiliation? They, in my view, are nowhere near the morals and values that are represented by our great religion of Islam. They will pay for these irresponsible comments in the not so distant future.

    I.Ahmed, West Rajabazar, Dhaka

  • S K
    Monday, February 11, 2013 03:59 PM GMT+06:00 (157 weeks ago)

    Jamaat's statements sound like those of cowards. They are trying to do make-believe acting and pretending not to have understood the actual fact that the mass movement is taking place without the Govt's patronization. I have seen the protesters' eyes, their gestures, their waving hands and chanting of slogans like 'Tui Razakar, Joy Bangla, Fansi chai' and many others which show strong determination in their approach. There is no way to divert the unique mass agitation to other direction by delivering such type of vain rhetoric. I think the war criminals have started counting days in fear of being hanged.

  • sujon
    Monday, February 11, 2013 04:03 PM GMT+06:00 (157 weeks ago)

    Hope Bangladeshi youth will be able to stand up against all evil people. Destroy all terrorist Awami and Jammati thugs in Bangladesh.Terrorist BCL and Shibir must be destroyed.

  • Truth seeker
    Monday, February 11, 2013 04:08 PM GMT+06:00 (157 weeks ago)

    Without any doubt one can say that the agitation is being done with the blessing of AL and its goons. Or else no opposition rallies are allowed. Even before they could come out they are banned and showered with lathis and tear gas.





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