Hizb ut-Tahrir’s demonstration against the Home Minister of Bangladesh
London, 5 June 2011 – The Bangla committee of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain organised a peaceful protest against Sahara Khatun, Home Minister, Awami League government, Bangladesh, outside Water lily, in Stepney Green, Tower Hamlets.
Hizb ut-Tahrir organised this protest to account Sahara Khatun for her failure as a home minister and also the failure of the Awami League government, to which she belongs.
Different speakers blamed Sahara Khatun for being responsible for allowing the cold-blooded massacre of over 70 senior army officials of the BDR. The speakers stated that the massacre took place right in her presence when she was sent in to negotiate with the killers. This not only marks her failure to prevent the situation but also indicates a conspiracy to collude with the killers to carry out the attack.
The speakers also highlighted various examples of lawlessness and mob culture that dominates Bangladesh as proof of the failure of both Sahara Khatun and her Awami League government.
Mujibul Islam, deputy Spokesperson and Bangla media representative, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, in his speech said “Sahara Khatun in her role as Home Minister has declared a war against Islam by banning peaceful Islamic political parties, banning Islamic clothing in educational institutes, and carrying out a witch-hunt against Muslims and the Ulema in the name of war crimes trials. In the presence of the police and other law enforcement agencies, for which she is responsible, her Awami League party’s student wing, Jubo League, launched attacks upon hijab wearing Muslim sisters, ripping of their scarf and Jilbabs. To this day these culprits have not faced any trials. Sahara Khatun has created an atmosphere of fear and terror in the country, where Muslims live in fear to practice their belief. The atmosphere of fear is such that the general public even fear to demand their rights.”
Liakot Hussain, senior member, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, in his speech said “The Awami League government came to power in 2009 with the blessings of the foreign countries such as the US, India and Britain, and ever since, has been committed to serving them, whether it is: allowing India to build Tipaimukh dam, granting US military base in Chittagong, granting India transit route through Bangladesh, or aiding the US in its war against Islam.”
He also said that “the BNP is not a credible alternative to the Awami League and that it would be extremely naive to expect them to provide any real alternative. Both the BNP and Awami League party are established on a non-Islamic basis, and are working against the people and Islam. Both these parties have repeatedly proven that they are not good for the country; rather they are just puppets of foreign countries.”
The protest concluded with a call to the people, ulema, politicians, intellectuals and army officers to fulfil their Islamic duty by removing the Hasina government, and not to take BNP as an alternative, as the entire Awami-BNP politics is based on Kufr. All Islam loving people should unite on a single call for Khilafah for Bangladesh as only Islam and the Khilafah system can liberate the people of Bangladesh from the shackles of poverty, crime, disorder and colonial domination.