Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Dhaka City South Ameer Nurul Islam Bulbul and Secretary Dr. Shaficul Islam Masud have called upon city people to play a united role in pressing the demand for voting and fundamental rights against the autocratic and fascist government.
They said that the country’s people have not got the benefit of independence so far though we have achieved our independence at the cost of huge sacrifices and through bloodshed.
They came up with the remarks in a joint statement on Sunday.
The leaders stated that Bangladesh’s independence and sovereignty which was attained at the cost of huge sacrifices became threatened as it adopts fragile and genuflected foreign policy and makes anti-people deal.
“The glorious Independence and National Day is tremendously significant in the context of our national life. Bangladesh has emerged as an independent nation in the global map in 1971 with the cost of our valiant freedom fighters and the sacrifice of the millions of people,” he remarked.
The Jamaat leaders bemoaned that even after the 48 years of the country’s independence, the nations are still shouting to restore democracy.
“Now people have no rights to expression. Press freedom has also been snatched. The spirit of establishing democracy with which we’d taken part in the Liberation War is now missing. We all must get united forgetting all trivial misunderstandings and divisions to get back democracy and voting rights,” they said.
Bulbul and Dr Masud said Bangladesh’s independence and sovereignty which was attained at the cost of huge sacrifices became threatened as it adopts fragile and genuflected foreign policy and makes anti-people deal.
Both the leaders said that democracy was shattered now while people’s fundamental rights, voting rights and freedom of speech had been seized.
On extremism, they said that people would resist extremism if democracy was allowed to go on its own course and if the government did not use extremism for its political purposes.
The Jamaat leaders mentioned that the people of Bangladesh would not compromise on independence and sovereignty.
They urged the people to take a vow to this end.