Sovereignty of Bangladesh under threat: BDR mutiny, TIFA and transit route
3 March 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain organised a roundtable discussion titled ‘Sovereignty of Bangladesh under threat: BDR mutiny, TIFA and transit route.’ Bangla media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Mujibul Islam delivered the keynote speech and the discussion was chaired by Nazmul Haque, senior member of Hizb ut-Tahrir. The invited guests who participated in the discussion included leaders of various Bangladeshi political parties, Islamic leaders, journalists and prominent community leaders.
In his speech Mujibul Islam said that the recent brutal murder of unarmed officers and their families at the BDR headquarters, the government’s willingness to sign TIFA agreement with USA and their willingness to grant transit route to India is a serious threat to the sovereignty and national security of Bangladesh. He explained how the so called BDR mutiny was a plot by India and her agents inside and outside the government to weaken and create divisions within the defence forces of Bangladesh; that the TIFA agreement will give the USA permanent advantage and the legal basis to control and dictate commerce in Bangladesh; and that the allowing of transit route would make Bangladesh a weak and submissive state under India’s control.
Mujibul Islam urged everyone to resist the conspiracy to destroy the army and the BDR; to reject the granting of any transit route and the TIFA agreement. He requested everyone to seriously work towards building Bangladesh into an independent and powerful state free from all foreign interference, which can only be guaranteed by a Khilafah system.