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12:00 AM, March 29, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 29, 2010

Mojaheed warns of 'explosive situation'

Jamaat Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed has warned the government of an "explosive situation" if his party leaders and workers are roped in on imaginary charges, reports UNB.
The warning came in the wake of wide speculations that Jamaat leaders would soon be brought to the dock on charge of war crimes.
Meanwhile, Jamaat leaders said the government move to try war criminals does not have "any legal base" as 195 identified war criminals were freed under the Shimla treaty.
They warned the government of "dire consequences" for such a move.
"The government is making a farce of the trial of war criminals," AHM Hamidur Rahman Azad, party's Dhaka city unit secretary, said at a meeting of Jamaat Hazaribagh unit in the capital yesterday.
Azad, also a Jamaat lawmaker, claimed that the government is trying to hide its failure by terrifying people in the name of trial.
"Different human rights organisations have raised voices against the government move," Azad said.
The Jamaat leader said the government revived the issue of war crimes that had been settled 39 years back.
Mojaheed said, "Jamaat is not a party swept here by waves. It has its roots among the people. It will be mistaken if anyone thinks Jamaat can be wiped out."
He was speaking at an organisational meeting at the party office in Chapainawabganj in the afternoon.
The meeting of Majlis-e-Sura was attended by representatives from all upazilas of Rajshahi division.
The meeting earlier scheduled at Shahid Satu Hall could not be held there due to imposition of Section 144 imposed by the administration in apprehension of trouble.
It was later shifted to Phulkuri Islamic Academy.
BCL, ruling Awami League's student wing, had called for meeting at those places vowing to resist the Jamaat leaders and branding them war criminals.
Mojaheed called for unity of the nationalist forces to undo the expansionist design of dividing the nation.
Depicting a grim situation prevailing in the country he said the ruling party is playing in the hands of expansionist forces who have decided to reduce Bangladesh to their market.
He said the nation is suffering from severe power and gas crisis. People are frustrated at deteriorating law and order situation.
Manipulation of tenders and extortions by the ruling party cadres are now very common, he added.
Prof Mujibur Rahman, Nurul Islam Bulbul, Aminul Islam and Prof Nazrul Islam, among others, addressed the meeting.

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