Foreign forces being invited in search of militants
Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami yesterday said a certain quarter is inviting foreign forces to Bangladesh in search of militants mentioning the country's inability to fight against militancy.
The Jamaat chief was addressing a council of Bangladesh Islamic Lawyers Association (BILA) as chief guest at Diploma Engineers' Institute in the capital yesterday morning.
He said besides Jamaat-e-Islami, the whole nation would be harmed by the activities of any foreign force if they come here in search of militants like Iraq and Afghanistan.
Nizami also alleged that a number of Indian intellectuals have been trying to label Bangladesh as 'next Afghanistan'.
“After the 9/11, foreign forces cracked down on Afghanistan and then Iraq. Now it is heard that they are in search of another Muslim state,” the Jamaat Ameer said.
About the BDR carnage, he said, “The government should have got hints about the incidents. If so then why did not they take any preventive measures or if they were not informed by the intelligence agencies then it is the failure of the agencies and the government as well.”
He urged the government to make public the reports of the probe committees, which are investigating the BDR incident. Questions arise in people's mind as the government is extending the deadlines for publishing report, he said.
Commenting on the withdrawal of the appeal against the High Court verdict that made the 5th amendment of the constitution illegal, Nizami said, "The verdict means all the governments that ruled the country since 1975 would be illegal and the present government as well." The country would then fall into a crisis, he added.
Presided over by BILA president advocate Md Nawab Ali, BILA vice president and Jamaat leader barrister Abdur Razzak also addressed the council.