Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Dhaka City South secretary Dr Shafiqul Islam Masud urged the government to play an effective role in ending Israeli aggression and repression on the persecuted Muslim brothers and sisters in Palestine.
Terming that our motherland Bangladesh is a Muslim state, he said declaring the country as a Muslim state is not enough rather the ruling Awami League government must play a vital and practical role on behalf of our oppressed Palestinian brothers and sisters, and stop the ongoing bloody and inhumane aggression by Israeli terrorist state.
Dr Masud made the remarks at a protest rally in the capital Dhaka’ Jatrabari area in solidarity with the Palestinians and against the Israeli government.
City assistant secretaries advocate Helal Uddin, Muhammad Delwar Hossain, Abdul Jabber, working committee members professor Mokerram Hossain, Shamsur Rahman, Abdus Sabur Fakir, Kamal Hossain, Abdul Mannan, and Hafizur Rahman, among others, were present at the rally.
The protest was joined by at least 1,000 Jamaat activists under the banner of Jamaat Dhaka City South.
In their speeches, the city leaders strongly condemned Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians and said that the West, especially the United States, had “sponsored Israeli settler colonialism”.
The city leaders said the unification of progressive forces on a global scale could help them fight Israeli “fascism” and support the Palestinians.
During the protest, powerful slogans in favour of Palestine’s liberation were continuously raised.
Dr Masud who is also party’s central working committee member, also demanded that the Bangladeshi government as well as world powers should intervene to stop the deadly violence that has now claimed more than 200 — overwhelmingly Palestinian — lives.
Terming that it is the Bangladeshi government’s humanitarian and moral responsibility to take effective action to safeguard the oppressed Palestinians, the city secretary insisted.
He also called upon the UN to take “practical steps” to ensure peace in Palestine.
The leader also urged the all Bangladeshi to pray to Almighty Allah for the oppressed Palestinians.