London UK, 12th November 2009 – A delegation from Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain delivered a letter to the Bangladesh High Commission today.
The letter was in relation to the recent banning of Hizb ut-Tahrir Bangladesh and the subsequent arrest and harassment of its members. The delegation was led by Mujibul Islam (Bangla Media Representative); and included Taji Mustafa (Media Representative Hizb ut-Tahrir Britan) and senior member and legal advisor Solicitor Abdul Kuddus.
On arrival at the Bangladesh High Commission the High Commissioner refused to receive the delegation and the letter of condemnation of the Awami League government’s action, and provided no reason for refusing to meet the delegation. However, the delegation respectfully refused to leave without either meeting someone senior or delivering the letter. Upon the delegate’s insistence the High Commissioner was obliged to send his First Secretary and Head of Chancery, Md. Iqbal Hussain Khan, who received the delegates and their demand.
While delivering the letter of demand Mujibul Islam pointed out some of the key points in the letter to Mr. Khan; that the action of the government was totally unjust, unacceptable and represents the wishes of foreign powers such as America. He further demanded that the government must immediately reverse the ban, release all party members and end all harassment. He further said that Hizb ut-Tahrir is a global political party, which works with the people and represents their concerns and issues, and have been doing so for over 60 years in a peaceful and intellectual manner. He added that the government’s unjust ban will not stop Hizb ut-Tahrir in rallying the Muslims against this kind of oppression, and will only intensify it’s work to establish the Khilafah and rid Bangladesh of foreign interference, corruption, poverty and social disorder.