PR no: 12/19092008 19 Ramadhan 1429 AH (19 September, 2008 CE)
All the members and activists of Hizb ut-Tahrir arrested in Rajshahi must be released within the next the 48 hours; otherwise the party will launch a strong protest movement
Hizb ut-Tahrir Bangladesh organized a meeting today at the Engineers
Institution, Dhaka protesting the arrests of senior party members and
activists in Rajshahi. Main speaker of the program Maulana Mamunur
Rashid responded to the allegations made against the party. He said
organizing a press conference is a legal political activity; it is
neither a crime nor a terrorist activity. Hizb ut-Tahrir is a
non-violent global political party and no one can furnish a single
piece of evidence of any violent activity by the members of the party
anywhere in the world. In response to the allegation that Hizb
ut-Tahrir is an anti-government party, Maulana Mamun said that it must
be clear to everyone that Hizb ut-Tahrir works to establish the
Khilafah state and therefore the party is against all governments not
based on the Khilafah ruling system. We were against the Awami league
and BNP alliance governments. We are also against all the anti-people
and anti-Islamic activities of the current caretaker government.
Protesting against the government and its activities is a right of the
people and a duty upon the Muslims.
Maulana Mamun added further that the people still remember the Prothom
Alo group’s heinous crime last Ramadhan insulting our beloved
Rasulullah (SAW). Similarly, the caretaker government not long ago
tried to introduce inheritance law contradicting the Qur’an under the
guise of women development policy. Now the Prothom Alo group, and the
Fakhruddin government and other agents of the disbelieving imperialists
who do not want the Muslim Ummah to rise are conducting media
propaganda and using force against Hizb ut-Tahrir which is working to
lead the Muslim Ummah to become the leading nation of the 21st century.
After Maulana Mamun’s speech, Chief Coordinator and Spokesman of the
party Mohiuddin Ahmed declared the next steps of the party to free
those who have been arrested. He protested the arrests of members and
activists of the party and demanded their release. He said no amount of
oppression and propaganda will be able to stop the movement of
establishing the Khilafah. By the will and the help of Allah (SWT),
Hizb ut-Tahrir will establish the Khilafah by removing all the agent
rulers in the Muslim world. He declared the following demands from the
1. All those arrested in Rajshahi must be released unconditionally within the next 48 hours.
2. The government must stop all anti-Islamic activities.
3. The government must stop harassing leaders and activists of Hizb ut-Tahrir and the sincere Islamic movements.
If the government fails to release the arrested leaders, Hizb ut-Tahrir
will be forced to declare strong mass agitation programs.