Our beloved birthplace Bangladesh is today hostage by stronger militants than Islamist State (IS) group or Taliban.
Bangladesh is regressing towards being another Pakistan, if not Afghanistan.
Bangladesh is rushing towards being an Islamic fundamentalist country, where freedom of speech is brutally compromised and paradigm is being shifted from a secular country which once wanted to be different than Pakistan and therefore got separated in 1971 to a radical fundamentalist one similar to Pakistan.
For many years Bangladesh was an exception in the Islamic world, pursuing an independent course in a peaceful, secular, and democratic fashion. Traditionally, under Bengali Sufi mystical teachings, the majority Muslim population lived peacefully with other religions, and Bangladesh had a good record on education and civil rights for women.
After the fall of the dictator Ershad on 6 December 1990, Awami League and BNP, the two main political parties in Bangladesh, have always used extremist Islamist groups to gain power.
Like BNP used Jamaat-e-Islami and JMB.
Now, AL Government maintaining good ties with extremist militants group Hefazat-e-Islam and other Islamist parties because of upcoming national election for Islamist voter banks.
Islami Oikya Jote, Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish, Khelafat Andolan, Islami Andolan Bangladesh, Islami Oikya Andolan, Jamiatul Ulama Islam, and several other Islamist parties are politically active under the banner of Hefazat. Islami Oikya Jote, Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish, Khelafat Andolan, Islami Andolan Bangladesh, Islami Oikya Andolan, Jamiatul Ulama Islam, and several other Islamist parties are politically active under the banner of Hefazat. Awami League has already developed good political standing with these parties through Hefazat. Hefazat has been in dialogue with the ruling party since the 2013 Motijheel mayhem.
“Operation Siqure Sapala” (অপারেশন সিকিউর শাপলা) ” could not stop the militant activities from the country. Now we forgotten who led the militant activists in “Sapla Chattar” of Motijheel, Dhaka on 5th and 6th May of 2013?
Following the incident on 5 May 2013, the Government surrendered dramatically to the militants “Hefajat Islam”.
Because of that the nation begins to think, is it Hifazat Islam and Government’s has militant connection? When the suspicion is further intensified, when the government comes to power without any election in the state on January 5, 2014. May 5 2013 to January 5 2014, Just eight months apart, the National Election.
The events of May 5 2013 when the whole country was silenced. When the general people and the political parties were terrified of fear, the government took the opportunity to play the election on the empty field January 5 2014. Not only that, the government has to accept all the demands of the Hefazat-e-Islam.
In the face of Hifazat’s pressure, the authorities removed a ‘Lady Justice’ statue from the Supreme Court premises last year.
The government has also recently accorded a top Qawmi madrasa degree the status of post-graduate degree.
As a result, Hefajat Islam became more aggressive.
Apart from minority communities, Hefazat-e-Islam continue to torture innocent Muslims of the country. Terrorist Hefajat Islam is now the country’s biggest threat to the country’s religious freedom. Along with the Hindu religion’s the militants Hefazat-e-Islam is baring everyday countries innocent Muslims from going to the mosque. The government is silent on all matters. Hefajat terrorists groups are manipulating brainwashed young students from Madrasa (Islamic Religious Educational Institution) and providing training to do such things but you still can’t talk about renovating and modernizing Madrasa education system. Right away you will be labeled as a ‘blogger’- apparently which means ‘atheist’ nowadays in Bangladesh.
There is no way of seeking justice for the people. On December 1, 2018, when innocent Muslim protesters went down the road, the militants Hefazat-e-Islam’s student group killed 1 person, injured more than 200 people in the capital of Dhaka. Bangladesh is increasingly the site of Islamist violence.
Recently US Congress placed a bill against Hefazat-e-Islam, Jamaat-e-Islami and other radical groups in Bangladesh. It also calls on the United States Agency for International Development and the State Department to halt all partnerships and funding arrangements with groups affiliated with the Jamaat, Shibir, and Hifazat.
Are the US Government Intelligence Agencies thinking about the top three leaders of the militant group? Top three are:
(1) Mamunul Haque:
(2) Mafuzul Haque:
The House of Representatives has referred the Bill to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
We thank the USA Government on behalf of the oppressed Bangladeshi population for this bill. We thank Mr. Jim Banks too.
Now seeing the issue, will the Government of Bangladesh respond to the call of the government of the USA to stop the activities of militant Hefazat Islam?