A resolution has been introduced at the United States’ House of Representatives against Jamaat-e-Islami, the group involved in war crimes during Bangladesh’s Liberation War. It calls upon Bangladesh and Pakistan to curb the activities and networks of Jamaat.
Law Minister Anisul Huq says the Jamaat-e-Islami men involved in the 1971 crimes against humanity will be put on trial even if the party is reformed under any other name.
BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan yesterday said Jamaat-e-Islami should apologise to the nation for its anti-liberation role in the 1971 Liberation war.
Amid the rift between the party’s senior and old leaderships, Jamaat-e-Islami expels a member of the party’s majlish-e-shura, Majibur Rahman Monju, also former president of Islami Chhatra Shibir, from the organisation on charge of his involvement in anti-party activities.
Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says that the war crimes trial will continue even if Jamaat-e-Islami seeks apology for its crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.
Different politicians and analysts said Jamaat should apologise to the nation as advised by Abdur Razzaq who resigned from the party yesterday.
Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday told parliament that the government will settle the issue of trying Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party for its involvement in crimes against humanity, through a legal process.
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud thanks Dr Kamal Hossain for realising the mistake that Jatiya Oikyafront had made by incorporating Jamaat-e-Islami in the recent 11th parliamentary election.
Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday said it was a mistake on the part of his party Gonoforum to have joined the December 30 polls with Jamaat-e-Islami leaders contesting under the alliance banner.