Jamaat should ask forgiveness before observing Independence: Political analysts

Salman Tareque Sakil
Published : 02:00, Feb 07, 2020 | Updated : 02:00, Feb 07, 2020

All the Jamaat-e-Islami leaders in the front row have been hanged for crimes against humanity in the 1971 LiberaJamaat Islami, accused of opposing the war of independence in 1971, has decided to observe 50 years of Bangladesh. Reportedly, the party took a policy decision in this matter. But details of the plan have not been made as yet.
Bangladesh will celebrate golden jubilee next year and in this regard, Jamaat’s nayebe amir, Dr. Syed Abdullah Mohammad, Taher, said: “we will celebrate the day but plans of the event will be discussed later.”
Meanwhile, party Secretary General, Mia Golam Parwar, added: “we will certainly observe the day with due fervor and significance.”
File Photo of Jamaat leaders in a media callPolitical analysts say that Jamaat opposed the freedom movement in 1971 and observing independence instead of asking forgiveness for the party’s dubious role in 1971 is similar to committing suicide. This will show that the party is not repentant.
Zafrullah Chowdhury says: “if Jamaat does not ask for forgiveness it will be a mistake.”
General secretary of the party Mia Golam Parwar observed: “this is not an issue about 71; our party was formed in 1979 and the party’s organogram respects the independence of Bangladesh. There is a maliciously driven propaganda against us and so we feel our responsibility is high in preserving independence.”