Friday 21 June 2019

'Khareji' in the eyes of Messenger of Allah (PBUH)

Abu Bakr Zakaria, and some Salafis alike, but their role as Zalim is that they have called the people of Ikhwanul Muslimin and Jamaat-e-Islami as Khareji. I will not say anything in this context. But our beloved Prophet According to this, we will try to mention some features of Khareji. You can understand who can be Khareji.
In the literal sense the word Khareji' comes from the word 'Khuruj' (الخروج), which means 'go out or out'. The term 'Khareji' is- 'those people or groups who rebel against the authority of the Imam (ruler), whom they have accepted as Imam. 

What Muhammad said about Khareji:
'Ali said,' I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say that in the last days, a group of people will appear, who will be young and those whose intellect is small. They will say good things, but they will come out of Islam as if the arrow goes out of the bow. Their faith will not reach the bottom. (Bukhari - 5057)

1- Age is low.
2- Wisdom, intelligence will not be there.
3- Say good things, talk about what is right.
4- They can not be perfect believers. 

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) say that, such people will come in the future, those whose salat & siam is better than yours, Your deeds are trivial compared to them. They will recite the Quran, but they will not enter (in the heart) below their throat. They will come out of the way in such a way that the arrow thrown out of the bow is out of the bow. (Bukhari-5058)
Here are some properties available.

5- Their prayers and fasting will be beautiful. They will be very devoted to worship.
6- They will be the Quran readers, but they will not be able to understand the Qur'an. 

Abu Sa'id (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that once the Messenger Some goods were distributed. Then one person came and said, O Muhammad! Fear Allah. Justify. He said, "If I disobey, then who will obey Allah?" Allah has made me trustworthy on the earth, and you do not consider me a trustworthy. Then a person asked him permission to kill him. [Abu Sa'id (R) said that I think that he is Khalid bin Walid (ra). But the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade him. Then, when the complainant returned, the Prophet (PBUH) said, "There will be a few people after the person's clan or this person, they will read the Quran but they will not cross their voices." From the religion, they will come out as if the arrow goes out from the bow. They will kill the followers of Islam (Muslims) and they will be excluded from killing the idolaters. If I had received them, they would have killed them like the people of Aad. (Bukhari - 3344) 

7 They will not have any Etiquette knowledge. Whoever misuses his mistake is unnecessarily Always think of themselves as Sahih. Others will feel rejected.
8- They will fight against followers of Islam. They will not have any say against the idolaters.

Narrated by Anas bin Malik, that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said that a community will emerge in the last rest of the Ummah who will read the Qur'an but will not go under their throat. Their mark will be shave head. Ibn Majah-175

9 - Many of them will shave their heads.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: It will be that people will be surprised, and they will feel proud of themselves. (Ahmad, 1297).

10- The worship of them will be arrogant.
According to the word of the Messenger of Allah, here are about ten properties. Here are some good qualities. This does not mean that we will not get good qualities. When a person or group creates a trial between the ummah and rejects all except themselves, say the hell, then we will notice that there are good qualities above them. If all goes well then we can think of them as a Khareji.

In the case Bangladesh, the scholars who will issue fatwas against different groups of Muslims, but they will not have any say in the killing, injustice and aggression of the Indian idolaters, you will easily understand they are Khareji.

But we will never call anyone Khareji. We will keep trying so that they can come back. May Allah keep us among His loyal servants. Amin.

Sunday 6 August 2017

Shame On America

Like every day, the sun stood at the right time. People were getting engaged. The kids are running towards all the schools. 8 o'clock in the morning. A fight aircraft who came flying in the sky in the city, roaring loud The bombshell called the "Inola Gay"

And it happened as soon as the world's biggest humanitarian disaster. All the burnt melts across the five square miles area. People are very sad due to pain. There is no one who can help others. Hundreds of thousands of people were stabbed to death.

Can think! One and a half lac people were burnt to death. They are not military figures. They were not fighting. They are ordinary people. Some warlords are killed people.

I'm talking about Hiroshima city in Japan. 6 August 1945 This inhuman incident occurred in the direction of President Roosevelt of America. Many people on the list of brutal people in the world are listed. But there is no Roosevelt name. Because America is now the ambassador of humanity! Peace ambassador! Yet, he is still doing the same brutal work.

On Monday, August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., the nuclear weapon "Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima by an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, flown by Colonel Paul Tibbets, directly killing an estimated 70,000 people, including 20,000 Japanese combatants and 2,000 Korean slave laborers. By the end of the year, injury and radiation brought the total number of deaths to 90,000–166,000. The population before the bombing was around 340,000 to 350,000. About 70% of the city's buildings were destroyed, and another 7% severely damaged.

America's blood alcohol did not stop even after 6 August. The whole world stood still but did not Roosevelt and his army. Three days later, Nagasaki again attacked the same way.

Three in the night. The people were all sleeping. After the Hiroshima attack, people could not even think that America would again attack innocent people after such a major disaster. Millions of people will burn again. But by changing all the equations, America burned eight hundred thousand sleeping people on August 9 in Nagasaki.

Shame on America. Shame.

Tuesday 4 April 2017

RAB official admits to secret killings

Rapid Action Battalion

If you find him – shoot and kill him, wherever he is. And then plant a weapon beside him, the officer is quoted as saying

An exclusive report by the Swedish Radio claims it has got evidence of how Bangladesh Police’s elite force RAB abducts and kills its targets.

In a secret conversation, a high-ranking officer reportedly exposed details about how the force selects which people to kill and their violent methods.

If you find him – shoot and kill him, wherever he is. And then plant a weapon beside him, the officer is quoted as saying. This is often the order, added the apparently high-ranking officer. The officer, who has been involved in dozens of killings, did not know that he was being recorded.

These are people who they suspect of serious crimes, but who they consider too difficult to convict in a trial, or impossible to rehabilitate.

The dialogue is in Bangla and “to protect our sources the translation was done in a country with no connection to the people involved,” the Swedish Radio report says.

During the conversation, the officer said how RAB kills selected targets when they least expect something to happen – people sitting at a tea stall or doing other things in their everyday life.

He says how the police take bribes from criminals. They use the money to buy weapons to plant next to the people they kill.

People seldom had weapons from the beginning. Planting evidence provides a motive for the killing, that the elite police force acted in self-defence, he explains.

This very sensitive recording is almost two hours long. The high-ranking elite police force officer is clearly repeating, over and over again, statements about killings and enforced disappearances conducted by RAB.

The special force was formed by the BNP-Jamaat government in 2004 to combat series crimes including terrorism. Then opposition leader in parliament Sheikh Hasina, now the prime minister, had demanded disbanding the force due to use of excesses and extrajudicial killings of political opponents.

According to local and international rights groups, RAB was behind the abduction and murder of several hundred people, which they never claimed responsibilities for, and many extrajudicial killings, after which the targets were labelled as criminals in press statements.

Police say they investigate every incident of deaths of accused or suspect in custody and punish the law enforcers if found guilty.

But rights groups allege that the forces enjoy impunity for extrajudicial killings, and have repeatedly called for disbanding the “death squad.”

According to US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks, RAB was trained by the US and the UK on interrogation methods and human rights.

In January, 25 RAB members including three top officers of its Narayanganj unit were convicted for the abduction and murder of seven people including a war councillor of the Narayanganj City Corporation in 2014.

Earlier RAB drew massive criticism for shooting a college student named Lemon Hossain, arresting him and filing false cases against him, when they failed to arrest a top criminal in Jhalakathi in 2011.

Between January 1 and March 14 this year, at least 51 people were killed in gunfights or crossfire across country. Of them, six were killed by RAB, according to a report by leading human rights watchdog Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK).

In 2016, at least 195 people were killed by the law enforcement officers. Of them, 55 were killed by RAB and one jointly by RAB and BGB.
‘New revelation is shocking’

Amnesty International is monitoring the developments closely in Bangladesh.

The London-based organisation also has close contacts with the families of those killed, abducted and tortured by the elite police force.

Olof Blomqvist, the Bangladesh expert at Amnesty International in London, says that it is shocking to listen to the recording.

“It is incredibly chilling to hear someone speak so casually and coldly about carrying out these very serious human rights violations. Having said that, we have not been able to confirm these ourselves, but this is something that definitely needs to be investigated,” Olof Blomqvist says.

The experts consider the high-ranking officer very credible, with a good knowledge of many details. Swedish Radio has also used other means to verify the authenticity of the conversation.

“What we hear in this recording are statements that match a pattern of similar violations, which we at Amnesty International and many other human rights organisations have documented over several years, concerning the Rapid Action Battalion,” he adds.

After each incident where RAB has killed a person, there are several inquiries, according to the officer, such as how the bullets travelled.

The man’s description provides a unique insight into a combined effort by the authorities into how the events are presented to journalists and the public in Bangladesh.

They use words such as “crossfire” and claim that RAB had been fired upon, and thereby acted in self-defense.

Amnesty says “crossfire killings” often is a euphemism for a murder.

RAB is often criticized over abductions, involving people that are caught and later found dead, or who never return home.
Three components of disappearances

The high-ranking officer describes three tricky components to enforced disappearances; to capture the target, to kill him and thirdly, the disposal of the body.

In the conversation, they talk about blocks of concrete being attached to bodies, before they are thrown into a river. The conversation using hard cold words is like a scene out of a horror film.

He describes how the police lie to their intended victims. They say they will drive them to a friend for safekeeping, but instead the police kill them.

The officers must be perfectionists and check on each other.

“Everyone is not an expert on forced disappearances.

“We have to make sure no clue is left behind. No ID cards that slip-off. We have to wear gloves; we can’t leave footprints behind and have to wear covers on our shoes to prevent that. We can’t smoke during these operations,” the RAB officer says.

The high-ranking officer says people disappear like this every day. Also innocent people disappear, anyone can be killed in this way, he says. This can be a way of getting rid of political opponents and there are forces that want to remove a large number of people.

He expresses the opinion that this may be a way of controlling population growth. There are so many horrible details in the recording that our translator needs to go out several times, during the translation, for a breath of fresh air.

“Disappearances have skyrocketed since 2009, it is a very widespread problem. Very often, those who are killed or who disappear are activists, or people belonging to the political opposition. No one in the country is safe,” says Olof at Amnesty International.

“It is something that absolutely has to be looked into more. Quite often, in other cases, we see how authorities are able to use the judiciary to target political opponents or other critics. Unfortunately, the judiciary in Bangladesh has in some ways become a tool of oppression of the authorities”, he says.

Decisions on the fate of those taken by RAB are being made high up, the officer says. In this unique and sensitive recording, the RAB officer also gives examples of how people have been tortured.

He describes a dark room with a lamp in the middle where an arrested man was stripped naked.

They hung him in handcuffs, and tied bricks to his testicles. His testicles were almost ripped off by the weight, the officer says. The tortured man fell unconscious and the RAB officer says he did not know if the man was dead or alive.

Olof says: “Bangladesh has a fairly progressive anti torture law, on paper, the problem is that it is very rarely used in practice. Torture continues endemically and it is very rare that the people responsible are held to account.”

Only a few people from RAB have been brought to justice for serious human rights violations. Now Amnesty is calling for a full investigation and those responsible to be held to account.
Benjir Ahmed, The RAB DG. 

Sunday 27 November 2016

Islamic Union: Need to take hasty decision

‘Islamic Union’ This idea is not recent idea. Jamal Uddin Al Afghani thought it was a long time ago. Now a days many contemporary philosophers think that the future of the Islamic world has a direct bearing on world peace and security, for it is potentially a serious power. Approximately one-fourth of humanity follows Islam, their lands contain rich natural resources, and the entire region has a great strategic importance.

Islamic Union will provide considerable benefits to Muslim Ummah. For those that are desperate for technological as well as economic development, the foremost step toward stability is the creation of a central organization or, in other words, a unified Islamic world under the auspices of the Islamic Union.

Economic Development and Increasing Prosperity
Economic cooperation is necessary on two counts: stability and development. Muslim nations must bring stability and solidity to their economies. Developing industries and making the required investments is vital, as is the need for a comprehensive development plan and the simultaneous development of education, economy, culture, science, and technology. While various sectors are developed technologically, the labor force's educational levels and standards must be raised accordingly. Society must be motivated to become more productive, and the resulting economic cooperation will play a major role in eradicating poverty, illiteracy, the unjust distribution of wealth, and other socioeconomic problems rampant in Muslim countries. This partnership can be formed only by the creation of free trade zones, customs unions, and common economic areas.

Mutual cooperation among Muslims, part of the Islamic code, must be adhered to by all Muslims, for Allah commands people to refrain from avarice and to guard the needy and support one another. In fact, destitute people have a due share of the believers' wealth (Qur'an, 51:19).

As the Qur'an proclaims: Those of you possessing affluence and ample wealth should not make oaths that they will not give to their relatives, the very poor, and those who have migrated in the way of Allah. Rather, they should pardon and overlook. Would you not love God to forgive you? Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 24:22)

He who has plenty should spend from his plenty, but he whose provision is restricted should spend from what God has given him. Allah does not demand from anyone more than He has given it. God will appoint ease after difficulty. (Qur'an, 65:7)

Our Lord also reveals that believers are one another's guardians (Qur'an, 9:71). The word "guardian" conveys such meanings as friend, helper, mentor, and protector. It also expresses the importance of cooperation and solidarity between Muslim nations. The cooperation that will arise from this fraternal awareness between Muslim nations will bring prosperity and wealth to Muslims and eradicate poverty, an important problem of the Islamic world. Societies that follow the Qur'an's values will not experience famine, destitution, and poverty. Muslims will develop their nations by following rational and long-term policies, establishing good relations with other nations and people, valuing trade and development, and learning from other cultures' experiences. This was so in history and, Allah willing, under the Islamic Union's leadership it will be so once again.

The establishment of peace and security
Instability does not affect a given region alone; rather, it has a negative impact on the world as a whole. The Islamic world is one such region. Therefore, Muslim nations should not be considered as separate and independent entities. 

• Peace would enable each country to reduce military expenditures and divert financial resources to wealth-creation in society. As all Muslim countries would be members of the joint defense pact, they would achieve greater security and stronger defenses with a smaller budget. Investments now being made in the arms industry and technology could be channeled into educational, scientific, and cultural development. 

• Present instability and conflicts in the Islamic world cause many of the region's doctors, engineers, academics, scientists, thinkers, and writers to migrate to the West, where they continue their work, for they do not feel secure in their home countries. Research reveals that this migration from Arab countries has cost the Islamic world $200 billion. In fact, 450,000 of these migrants are college or university graduates.24 An environment of peace will eliminate internal tensions and end this migration. As a result, the work and skills of highly educated individuals will primarily benefit Muslims.

• Peace also will enable Muslim nations to share their accumulated knowledge and expertise, combine their forces in every area, and help one another deal with their shortcomings. As a result, these nations will become far more effective in pursuing their national development plans.

• Economic development will gain momentum. At present, there are many disputes among Muslim nations, especially those involving borders, which only intensify economic problems. For instance, the source of the difficulties experienced in transporting and exporting trade goods is unsafe transport routes. This also is true for water, which is a major cause of conflict in the Middle East. Such conflicts could be resolved if Muslim countries would cooperate and resolve their disputes peacefully.

• Differences of culture and ethnicity will become a rich resource in an environment of peace, one that is characterized by tolerance and dialogue. People will be more open-minded and productive, and such a diverse cultural mix will enable the rise of a new civilization.

• Peace also will strengthen Muslims living outside of the traditional Islamic world. Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in many non-Muslim countries. If these ethnically diverse groups of Muslims unite, they will further the spread of Islam and enable themselves to make a stronger cultural impression on their societies. The effectiveness of individual efforts made by small and separate Muslim communities is incomparable to the combined intellectual efforts made by a united alliance. Muslims of course will preserve their national identities; however, they will become a much stronger force if they act as one body guided by Islamic awareness and morality.

• A peaceful Islamic world will become a model for other countries, and existing conflicts will be resolved peacefully according to the example set by the Islamic world. Muslims will be living examples of finding peace and security when the Qur'an's values are practiced. In addition, they will bear witness to the fact that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance. Peace in the Islamic world might even guide many people to Islamic morality.

Rebuilding a Spectacular Civilization
With the establishment of the Islamic Union, peace and security will take hold, economic problems will be resolved, and a massive cultural advancement will take place, for there will be growing budgets for education, science, and culture. In this way, Muslims will build a new civilization that will serve as a role model for the rest of the world. Practicing the unity and solidarity commanded by the Qur'an will cause its values to have a direct impact upon all Muslims' everyday life, art, decoration, fashion, medicine, science, and technology. Friendship and fraternal feelings will prosper, peace and order will rule social life, people will find more time to reflect and conduct research, and they will be more free-thinking and open-minded when they do so. Environments free of chaos, destitution, and troubles are places in which new ideas take shape, new products emerge, beneficial inventions are made, and continuing progress is achieved. The Islamic Union will create such an environment throughout the Islamic world.

Sunday 20 November 2016

Will anyone help the Rohingya people?

The Rohingya are ethnic, linguistic and peace loving minority group who belongs to Arakan state and faced persecution by its own government and its sponsored group several times. Due to which they fled to Bangladesh, India, Thailand and Malaysia and many more countries since decades due to state sponsored violence.

Rohingya people are suffering around the world. Over two million have become stateless and refugees to other countries because of persecution in Myanmar, especially the conflict happened in 2012. Rohingya  people have been forced to leave their country in record numbers who are in the condition of beggars for seeking safety in other countries to be able to save their future with well living in the hope of building up of their family life.

During the violence and attack on people in Arakan State of Myanmar in 2012, thousands of Rohingya left the country while many of them were killed and most of the women were raped by human traffickers on the way to Malaysia, especially in Thai human trafficking camps. Most of the people were also arrested in Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Thailand and Malaysia. A few have got release with the help of UNHCR. But, a few of them were able to go to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Unfortunately, most of them were arrested in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia whereas some are missing.

Still, their families are crying with dreams and hopes of getting good information. As the world people know, Myanmar government is still carrying on persecution on Arakanese Rohingya in the form of an ethnic cleansing. Besides, people are also suffering in prisons in Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Malaysia, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who have been sentenced to jail for one, two or three years for no crime other than seeking asylum. Actually, rohingya people did not wish to leave their community and their country. Nevertheless, they only fled to other countries because of avoiding unbearable and inhumane persecutions of Myanmar government.

Even though Rohingya are indigenous in Myanmar, we are made stateless with increasingly daily persecution in our country. We are scattered all over the word but we do not involve in any criminal activities and are not trying to harm or degrade any community. I always grieve for my people. It is a shame for those countries where helpless people are neglected, hated and persecuted.

Rohingya people are deprived of human rights both in Myanmar and Bangladesh. They are not recognized as citizens of Myanmar which is their own land .The ethnic minority group in Myanmar are not only victim of communal or racial, but also state sponsored violence. They have no rights of formal education in Myanmar and as well as other countries where they fled to. And moreover many remained unregistered as refugees in Bangladesh and many other countries as well.The non- registered Rohingya refugee cannot engage in any business or retail, cannot work legally and cannot be employed due to their lack of citizenship or international refugee rights and documentation.

Due to persecution in Arakan they have started their movement to Bangladesh before nearly twenty four years ago. According to UNHCR, there are almost 25000 Rohingya people in Bangladesh but only 30000 people in Kutupalong and Nayapara camp of Cox’sBazar are registered refugees. UNHCR has not been permitted to register newly arriving Rohingya since mid-1992. The vast majority of Rohingya are living in villages and towns in the area and receive little or no assistance as UNHCR is only allowed to assist those who are registered. Those who have born in Bangladesh before 18 years can be given citizenship right. But it has become a burden for Bangladesh. Bangladesh is an over populated country.So giving citizenship right to all Rohingya people may not be possible. But Bangladesh should give them the Refugee right according to the UNHCR convention of 1951 from humanitarian appeal that provides basic human rights for Refugees. But Bangladesh has not signed yet to UNHCR convention of 1951.

Bangladesh is providing citizenship right and minority right to the all ethnic minor people and they have their own culture, identity, language, religion etc. They are got extra privileges (quota) form the government in university job, government job etc. But Myanmar is depriving the Rohingya people for their own self-centered objectives. Buddhist extremism in Myanmar against Muslim is a revealed fact. Following that Bangladesh as well as international community need to focus their attention to ensure citizenship right and human rights of Rohingya people in Myanmar and to repatriate Rohingya people in Myanmar from Bangladesh.

Rohingya people are in poverty, lack of quality food, education, health care etc. in Bangladesh. Bangladesh government, UNHCR and other organizations are helping the registered 30000 Rohingya people in Kutupalong and Nayapara camp. But financial and food help to the people is not sustainable strategy. If they have freedom to take higher education, to work, to involve in business they could have develop themselves in a better way. Citizenship right is one of the basic rights for a human being. Without a citizenship and legal documentation, this whole minority group became deprived and barricaded to education, employment, business, free movement etc. If it is not possible to repatriate Rohingya people in Myanmar, Bangladesh needs to implement practical solution for the survival and development of the people. Following international human rights as humans, they should not be kept in exploited and inhuman situation for long time. Bangladesh must permit UNHCR to register all Rohingyas to ensure their human rights as refugee. If all the Rohingya people are registered as refugee, national and international organization can help them and can work for their upcoming development and improvement.

1. Rohingya Vision 
2. UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency

Monday 22 August 2016

Family Statement on the Arrest of Ex-Brigadier General Amaan Azmi

 On Monday, 22nd August, at 8pm, more than thirty plainclothes men claiming to be from the Detective Branch of the Bangladesh Police stormed our family residence in the Moghbazar area of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, and seized our brother, Abdullahil Amaan Azmi.

No warrant was provided by the officers, and no cause of arrest was expressed. No official acknowledgement of his arrest has yet been made, without which there are credible fears for a possible extrajudicial abduction, the latest in a string of such abductions that have targeted family members of opposition leaders.

The officers cordoned off the whole street before breaking down the door and forcibly entering the family home, blindfolding the caretaker and severely beating him until he fell unconscious. Our 83-year-old mother, Amaan's wife and his youngest children, both under the age of four, were in the house at the time. Other members of the household were assaulted and his wife was threatened with arrest. 

Amaan is our only sibling and the only child of our father, the late Professor Ghulam Azam, to currently reside in Bangladesh. A former decorated Brigadier General in the Bangladesh Army with 30 years of exemplary service to his name, he was neither a politician, nor charged with any illegal activity whatsoever. He lived at our family home caring for our elderly mother. As the only male member of the household, he was the guardian of our family there.

This has left the family deeply traumatized and fearful for the safety of our brother and our family. We call for the respect and observance of due process and the rule of law. We call for Abdullahil Amaan Azmi's immediate release and safe return to his family, or for police to produce him swiftly before court in accordance with due process. 

For press enquiries please contact 
Dr Salman Al-Azami

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Locality of foreboding is Jhenaidah: Student killing one after another

The current scenario of Bangladesh is the pictorial representation of how a country without democracy can be. The illegitimate Awami League-led government has set up a realm of terror by curtailing freedom of speech, logging false cases, arresting the opponents, taking them on remand and murder as well as forced disappearance. The corpses of the political opponents are being found here and there. The state-sponsored targeted killing under the name of crossfire is increasing day by day. Sometimes in Satkhira, sometimes in Gaibandha and at times in Jhenaidah, innocent blood is being spilled. In some places, such killing has turned into genocide.
Countless mothers are being bereaved everyday:
Firstly the victims get arrested by policemen in white and a few days later, their corpses are being discovered someplace. This situation is a now a commonplace in Bangladesh. Mothers are being bereaved of their sons by the whimsical government who are real mad for power and these brutal murders are committed by their registered law enforcers almost everyday. The thirst of the oppressive government for blood is increasing day by day. People of different professions including university faculty, students, businessmen, service holders, theologians and the ordinary mortals in general fall prey to the killing mission of the government. According to different human rights reports, 193 or more have been killed extra-judicially only in the year 2015 and out of them, 143 were killed by the law enforcement agency personnel in the name of crossfire. Most of the victims belong to the Opposition parties. The question arising in everyone’s mind is that why such high rate of extra-judicial killing is in an independent and sovereign country like Bangladesh. How much more innocent blood is this heinous killing mission yet to spill? When will this genocidal brutality stop?
Jhenaidah: A place or record-breaking brutality
Mother came out hearing the agonizing cry of the son and saw him in handcuffs amid two persons on motor bikes who seized her son so tightly. Mother did not understand what was really happening but hugged her son. She asked the strangers- “Where are you taking my son?” and beseeched them to leave her son. But their heart did not melt by her appeal and they left with her son having introduced themselves as members of the law enforcement agency. Afterwards, the body of her son shot dead is found on last 12 April after long 26 days of tracelessness. Such incidents are happening on everyday basis in Jhenaidah.
27 people were abducted by people introducing as DB (Detective Branch) cops over last 2 to 3 years in Jhenaidah and out of those abducted, dead bodies of 24 are found. Most recently, corpses of four talented students named Hafez Jasim Uddin, Abu Zar Gifari, Shamim Mahmud and Mohiuddin Sohan. Three people with names Aiyub, Azad Hosen and Mofazzal Hosen are still traceless. Under such circumstances, the whole district has become a locality of extreme horror and foreboding. Many eyewitnesses are not willing to unfold the details of all these abductions and forced disappearances being apprehensive about the aftermath though all these nasty incidents are taking place in broad daylight. The government is not taking into account the outburst of protest and demonstration over these genocidal murders. No killers are yet brought to justice.
Post-arrest denial by cops and killing people by bereaving their mothers:
The latest few events of the sequential killings and enforced disappearances are the following-
- Hafez Jashim Uddin was taken to unknown places by personnel introducing as DB cops on 12 February 2016 and shot dead in the dead of night, on the 3rd March, after long 21 days of enforced disappearance.
- Abu Hurairah, a Madrasah teacher of Kutidurgapur in Jhenaidah, was arrested from his workplace by DB cops on 29th February 2016 and, after 36 days, his corpse was found beside the Chougacha road in Jessore.
- On last 18 March 2016, after Friday prayer, 4 personnel with Policemen’s identity snatched Abu Zar Gifari from the hold of his mother and he was shot to death on 12 April, after 26 days of enforced disappearance, at night.
- Likewise, Shamim Mahmud was shot dead at midnight on 12 April, 17 days after he was taken to unknown places by policemen on 25th March 2016.
- Soon after the murder of Abu Zar and Shamim, Another meritorious student named Mohiuddin Sohan was shot dead on 20th April 2016, 9 days after he was arrested by policemen on 10 Aril.
The surprising matter is that when inquired about the arrestees by their families, the concerned police personnel straightforwardly denied their arrest. Even no GD (General Diary) was filed in favor of the victims and even no rescue activities were launched to search for their whereabouts. Worries were triggered over post-arrest denial of detention by the Police and not producing the arrestees before the court of law. Statements of worries demanding the traces of the detainees were also issued by their families and those statements were published in different mass media. The families of the victims went to the law enforcement personnel and other high-ups but all these attempts were of no avail. Everything happened sequentially. Firstly the victims got arrested. Then they fell prey to enforced disappearance. Then the policemen denied their arrest and detention. Finally their bodies shot dead were discovered here and there.
Who are carrying out these genocidal atrocities?
All murders are identical. Eyewitnesses confirmed arrestors of College student Sohan as S.I. Nirob and A.S.I. Nasir. These things prove that the killings are premeditated and masterminded directly by the Police administration. But can the police department carry out such a genocidal plot independently of the governmental endorsements? Now it is clear as the daylight view that the Police are committing killings one after another in light of the government instructions. One day, the people currently at the helm must pay the price for every drop of blood they are spilling.
Urge to the conscientious countrymen:
The whole of Jhenaidah has turned into a realm of terror due to murders one after another. The people with different political ideas are being killed in the dead of night in the so-called shoot-outs only out of political envy and such killing is a sign of genocide and a clear violation of human rights. The government is not heeding the suo moto rule issued by the higher judiciary of the country to stop extra-judicial killings. We demand that this genocidal killing must stop without further delay and all the policemen killers of ashim Uddin, Abu Zar Gifari, Shamim Mahmud, Mohiuddin Sohan and all the other victims must be arrested following a proper probe and brought to book.
We call on all the intellectuals, human rights watchdogs, journalists and people of all spheres to project their voice against the criminal misdeeds of the current monstrous government. Moreover, we further urge all national and international human rights organizations including the United Nations to undertake necessary steps to stop genocidal killings in Bangladesh.
Publicized by: Conscientious Students of Bangladesh