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Bangladesh: Judicial Murder of Mullah Abdul Qadir

18 December, 2013

By Zaheerul Hassan


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Countrywide violence started after 65 years old Mullah Abdul Qadir's judicious murder in Bangladesh. In this ongoing blast wave 29 individuals had been killed, many injured, in addition to firebombing of train stations, pro-government businesses and blocking of roads. Bangladesh has executed the famous leader Abdul Qadir Mullah, who was sentenced for allegedly committing murders of locals during 1971 of Indo-Pak war. He was a senior leader of Jamaat-e- Islami Party and the first person convicted and hanged by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICT). Mrs. Husina Wajid's government had set up ICT in 2010 to investigate abuses committed during the 1971 conflict.

Wave of violence spread through towns and cities after hanging of opposition leader, media reports. The brutal and revenge full act of Indian's puppet government has been condemned all over the globe. In this connection, UN and world human rights commissions declared this inhuman act against a politician. Pakistani Parliament has also condemned the ruthless judicious murder of Abdul Qadir. Pakistani government has called her ambassador to discuss the current situation of Bangladesh after the killing of an old politician.

In fact, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid is known for her pro-Indian tilt. Since her coming into power, she deliberately avoided confrontation with India over country's core issues like border and water. She always tried to win the masses' support while creating anti Pakistan sentiments in the public. Before establishing ICT and trial of Mullah Qadir, the government has made efforts to create anti Pakistan environment while arranging some functions covering the roles of various segments of society in creation of Bangladesh. Mullah has been hanged on the factitious evidence of a veil observing girl who earlier failed able to recognize the accused. Interestingly, couple of years back during her first appearance before the court, she was not covering her mask while giving her evidence and did not identify Mullah as killer of her family. It only proves that PM Hussina Wajid has deliberately planned the murder of innocent man to please India and win anti Pakistan votes in the coming elections.

Moreover, on the direction of India, unlike the past years, a ceremony was held in Dhaka on March 24, 2013, with full enthusiasm to honour 'Foreign Friends of Bangladesh Award,' in relation to the crisis which led to the separation of East Pakistan in 1971. For this purpose, several foreign friends who included various institutions and media anchors from various countries, particularly India were invited. Besides other renowned persons, the recipients of awards from Pakistan were mainly those personalities whose deceased fathers had opposed army action in the East Pakistan and had totally ignored the Indian supported secessionist movement led by Mukti Bahini. Notably, on the instruction of New Delhi, in December, 2012 the names of participants in the said ceremony were announced after approval of RAW. In the same year Bangladeshi Prime Minister Hasina Wajid had refused to attend D-8 conference in Islamabad unless Pakistan tendered apology for the alleged genocide of Bengalis.

In this regard, in the recent past, a book titled, "Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: The Unfinished Memoirs" written by a Bengali as his autobiography has been simultaneously released in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. The book left no stone unturned in distorting Pakistan's history and tarnishing the image of Pakistan's armed forces regarding the separation of East Pakistan. Without comprehending reality, the book explained that it was not Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bengalis who wanted to break up Pakistan, but actually created Pakistan. In short, the political conspiracy took place as result of Indian interference that led to break up of Pakistan. Indian Army sunder the cover of Mukti Bahini raided and killed locals. Bengalis were massacred and their women were raped.

Critics of the tribunal and judicious murder of Mullah say that touching an old issue after 42 years of Bangladesh inception is nothing else than a political tool of PM Sheikh Hasina Wajid. In fact, she is just playing in Indian hands and started killing innocent people through biased judiciary to avoid defeat in elections and divert public attention from the internal dissatisfaction, border issue and water conflict. Thus, UNO and world community should intervene and ask Hasina Wajid to stop barbarism against those who did not support "Indo-Mujib Game of 1971". She must learn the lesson from the history when Pakistan freed her father Sheikh Mujib but assacinated by own people on August 15, 1975.She should work for regional harmony rather creating gulf between two Muslim states.


The writer can be approached through zameer36@gmail.com

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