- Posted February 11, 2013 by
Sheer Jamaat-e-Islami aggression on UK-based Shahbag Solidarity Protesters
The protesters in Britain planned a sit-in at “Central Shahid Minar” in Altab Ali Park on February 8, noon under the banner of ‘Voice of Bangladesh’ while Shahbag protesters were staging a grand rally in Dhaka. The Jamaat-e-Islami party of East London got this gathering information and took furious action by rushing to Altab Ali Park right after the Jumu’ah prayer. They blocked the Park area entrance and took position underneath the Central Shahid Minar. Just like 1971, they tried to interpret the movement from a religious point of view which stance has no relevance with the protest motto. The protesters gathered for demanding the just verdict of war criminals and the Jamaat-e-Islami suporters tagged them as the enemy of Islam. As the park area was occupied, the protesters then made a rectangular human-chain in Whitechapel Road just beside the Altab Ali Park and protested with loud slogans. The Jamaat-e-Islami supporters deliberately abused the protesters with sheer disrespectful tags, threatened them to kill and beat some of the protesters. Some of the protesters complained to police but did not get any response. Afterwards, the protesters wanted assistance of Police to enter the park as they planned to show respect the martyrs of 1971 with flowers and sing our national anthem in front of the Central Shahid Minar and leave for that day. This time the police made the Jamaat-e-Islami supporters leave the park. The Jamaat-e-Islami supporters created a chaos while singing the national anthem and during the whole time the protesters were inside the park. Then the protesters prepared leave the park and the Jamaat-e-Islami supporters followed them from behind. Protesters were trying to save the female protesters from the Jamaat-e-Islami supporters as they were continuously abusing them with insolent slangs. The Jamaat-e-Islami supporters attack the protesters who were trying to provide protection. The protesters were badly beaten by those Jamaat-e-Islami supporters and one of the protesters got absconded for a while. After some hours protesters found him badly beaten and wounded by Jamaat-e-Islami supporters.
Jamaat-e-Islami party of East London wanted bail of all the war criminals. Especially, bail of the three archenemies of Bangladesh - Ghulam Azam, Delwar Hussain Sayeedi and Motiur Rahman Nizami; who are alleged for creating mass killing back in 1971. These homicidal maniacs kill infants, raped daughters in front of parents, raped and tortured numerous women brutally, killed countless civilians and freedom fighters and did thousands of such heinous activities in the name of Islam during the liberation war in 1971. The International Crimes Tribunal (Bangladesh) rejected the bail plea to Ghulam Azam noting that there were formal charges against Azam which it had taken cognizance of. Jamaat-e-Islami party of East London is manipulating the protest in name of Islam the same way the war criminals did. They are supporting those war criminals on while in Bangladesh now Imams of mosques are joining hands for demanding the highest punishment of the war criminals. People from all walk joined the mass movement of Shahbag as the war criminals’ misdeeds are against humanity and they should have to get the highest punishment for their sheer offense.
THE SHAHBAG MOVEMENT
The Shahbag Mass Movement began on February 5, 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with the demand of highest punishment for Abdul Quader Mollah and all other accused war criminals of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. On February 5, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Mollah to life in prison because he was proved guilty of committing genocide, murder and rape of under-age girls during the liberation war. More specifically, Mollah slaughtered poet Meherunnisa and tie the head outside to terrify others, raped an eleven-year old girl who died after this dreadful torture and killed 365 innocent people which earned him the nickname of “Butcher of Mirpur”. Thus, the youth raised questions about the conduct of the tribunal as it is riddled with questions about the independence and impartiality of the judges and fairness of the process. Thousands have been holding vigil from February 5, 2013 till this present day demanding that they will not leave the streets until Mollah and all other war criminals receive the highest punishment.
The students of Bangladesh from different states around the globe expressed their unity with Shahbag movement through the solidarity protests. Bangali community of UK is one of the most activist communities which expressed solidarity and uphold their protest till the present date like Shahbag in Altab Ali Park. The Jamayate-Islam Party of UK is continuously torturing the protesters and manipulating the Shahbag Movement motto by misusing international along with the UK media.
THE WAR CRIMINALS A.K.A. RAJAKARS
In Shahbag Mass Movement, they are defined as war criminal who deliberately committed genocide, murder, rape (including rape of underage girls) and other inhuman massacres in the name of Islam during the liberation war period of Bangladesh. Ghulam Azam, Delwar Hussain Sayeedi, Motiur Rahman Nizami, Kader Siddiqi, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed are the names of some of the most fanatic war criminals of 1971.