Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Assistant Secretary General Barrister Abdur Razzak has announced the resignation of the nation for its role in the war of liberation and not responding to the proposal to abolish the party. This information was given in a notification signed by Abdur Razzak’s personal assistant Kausar Hamid today (Friday). It is said in the notice that Barrister Abdur Razzak resigned from Jamaat-e-Islami by mentioning two reasons. Jamaat did not apologize to the people for opposing the independence of Bangladesh in 71 and did not reform themselves by considering the political changes of the 21st century materialism and the political changes of other Muslim majority countries.
Barrister Imran Siddiqui, son of Abdur Razzak, said, “She (Razzak) sent a letter to the party’s Amir Maqbool Ahmed in the morning, asking for apology from the nation for the role of 1971 and resigning from the party with the proposal for extinction of Jamaat.”
Barrister Abdur Razzak said in the resignation, “After 47 years of independence party leaders could not apologize for the role of 1971 war. Even in the context of the great war of independence, the party’s position has not been explained. It is necessary to apologize on behalf of the leaders of the time that the people of the time have acknowledged the harmful role of Jamaat in the war of liberation during the War of Liberation in 1971.
Senior Supreme Court lawyer said, “Lastly, after my December election, my opinion about Jamaat’s work in January was sought. I take responsibility for the role of warring Jamaat and ask for forgiveness. Without getting any other option, I said, abolish the Jamaat. I have tried that for the past 30 years. I was in favor of the structural reform and effective participation of women. In 2016, we gave the highest importance to internal reforms. I have given examples of other Muslim countries. But he did not get any positive response, he decided to resign because of all efforts of ‘three decades of failure’ and the latest team’s action disappointed him.
Barrister Abdur Razzak also said in the resignation that the formation of a democratic party based on Islamic values under the secular constitution of Bangladesh is now the demand of the time. But he claimed that Jamaat could not reform himself till now.
Abdur Razzak, who was involved in Jamaat-e-Islami in 1986, left Dhaka on December 17, 2013 after 5 days of execution of another leader Abdul Quader Molla. Before going to London, he served as Chief Counsel of the Jamaat leaders detained at that time in the case of crimes against humanity. -Portode