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Prime Minister calls upon all Muslims to resist BNP-Jamaat’s evil politics

Sumel Sarker

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina

15 February 2015, Nirapad News: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged all the Muslims, including Islamic scholars, to resist the evil politics of BNP-Jamaat as they are undermining Islam through their heinous acts of burning people to death. She also called upon the Muslims, including pir, mashayekh and alems, to come forward to play a strong role in bringing back those to the true path who are doing politics in the name of Islam, misguided by the BNP-Jamaat.

The Prime Minister made the call while addressing the inaugural function of the daylong International Sufi Conference 2015 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). Islamic scholars from home and abroad, including India, Germany, England and Russia, are participating in the conference organised by Bangladesh Tarikat Federation.

Referring to the vandalism, killing and setting fire to vehicles by BNP-Jamaat clique before the last general election, the Prime Minister said they are again out there on the streets to kill people hurling petrol bombs and burning innocent citizens to death in the name of politics.

She also said BNP-Jamaat always uses Islam for their political gains but show little respect to the religion of peace. “They’ve no respect for Islam that’s why they enforced agitation programs even during Biswa Ijtema and on holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi.” Hasina said Biswa Ijtema is the second largest Muslim congregation as hundreds and thousands of Muslims from across the world assemble on the bank of the Turag River.

The Prime Minister said the BNP-Jamaat nexus did not even spare holy Miladunnabi, the anniversary of birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), from their agitation programmes.

“Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared Miladunnabi as the public holiday, but BNP-Jamaat imposed blockade and hartal on that day. BNP-Jamaat didn’t show minimum respect to our beloved Prophet (Pbuh) and they killed people on that day, too. What do they actually want?” She called upon the country’s pir, mashayekh and Islamic scholars to come forward to create public opinion against burning people to death and reach the essence of holy religion Islam to the general public.

Terming Islam as a religion of peace and progress, Sheikh Hasina said, there is no place of terrorism and destructive activities in this holy religion.

Chairman of Tarikat Federation Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizbhandari, MP presided over the function while its secretary general MA Awal, MP and Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Palestine Shaer Mohammad spoke on the occasion.

When the country’s people were living a peaceful life and the country’s economy was marching forward recouping the losses due to their destructive acts, the Prime Minister said, the BNP-Jamaat nexus is again engaged in destructive activities and killing spree.

About 100 people have so far been killed in their violent acts, Sheikh Hasina said adding the air of the burn units of various hospitals has turned heavy with the foul smell of the burnt people. “Besides, several hundred people have got maimed and have been languishing in hospital beds with severe pains and agonies.”

She said the BNP-Jamaat’s another target is to save the war criminals as the government is taking the trial process ahead against those who committed crimes against humanity in 1971.

The Prime Minister said the BNP chief’s (Khaleda Zia’s) destructive activities are also meant for protecting herself from the trial being held for misappropriating orphanage fund. “Khaleda Zia was certainly involved in the corruption, or else, she would have faced the court.”

Describing various measures taken by Awami League government for the welfare of Islam, the Prime Minister said Father of the Nation established the Islamic Foundation and Madrasah Board while her government implemented massive programs over the last six years for expanding Islamic education and ideals.

She said, her government has taken steps to set up at least one model mosque in every upazila and will recruit one teacher on religious affairs in every school as character building is not possible without religious education.

Afzal Hossain Sayedi, on behalf of the President of Minhazul Quran International, UK charter and Nazim Ali Nizami of Dargah-e Nizamuddin Foundation, Delhi, India and Secretary General of Khawza Moinuddin Chishti Foundation Khawza Wahid Hossain Chishti also spoke at the function.

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