LAHORE - Jamaat-i-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan has condemned the Dhaka High Court decision of banning the Jamaat-i-Islami, Bangladesh and revoking its registration with the BD Election Commission.

While terming the BD court decision as unconstitutional, partial and biased, the JI Ameer appealed to the comity of the nations, democratic forces and the Muslim states to play their role in checking the vendetta of the pro-India Hasina Wajid regime against the Jamaat leaders.

In a statement here on Thursday, he said that the JI Bangladesh was being victimised and its leadership had been convicted and handed down sentences of life term and even death sentence.

He said so far, this was being done by a so-called tribunal but now the High Court had stepped into do the same. The registration of the Jamaat-i-Islami Bangladesh had been declared unlawful so as to keep it away from the elections, he added.

Munawar said that infact, the Hasana Wajid government in Dhaka wanted to keep the Jamaat-i-Islami away from the people and to crush it at the behest of India whereas a majority of the Bangladesh people stood with the JI Bangladesh in the present situation. Millions of people are staging protest in different parts of the country due to which the Hasina Wajid regime is afraid, he stated.

However, he said, that the democratic forces in the world and the Muslim states were criminally silent over the issue.

He said that the Foreign Office, Islamabad had termed the matter as an internal issue of Bangladesh, which was the worst form of injustice, and totally unexpected.

The charge against the JI leaders in Bangladesh is that they opposed the creation of Bangladesh and supported the Pakistan Army to crush the separatist movement in that part of the country, he said. Thus, the JI leaders in Bangladesh were being punished for their struggle to keep Pakistan united, he added.

The JI Ameer appealed to the world nations, especially the Muslim world to go beyond the verbal protests over the victimisation of the JI leadership by the Hasina Wajid government and play their role in freeing the elderly JI leaders including Prof. Ghulam Azam and his colleagues from the State terrorism.

He said that JI Bangladesh had been playing a prominent role in the country’s politics because of which it enjoyed good public support.

Meanwhile, addressing an Iftar party, JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch has said that the sharp raise in POL, gas prices and electricity tariff inspite of the worst and unannounced loadshedding was a great injustice and attack on the basic rights of the people.

He said that the Council of Common Interests (CCI) had sold out the interests of the masses.

Terming the new raise as a mini-budget, he said this would cause fresh wave of price-hike and ruin the country’s industry and agriculture.

He said the new rulers were fast losing public support because of their anti public and harsh decisions.

Liaquat Baloch welcomed the resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim.

He said the Election Commission had made good preparations this time as compared to the past ,however, it could not enforce its decisions due to lack of financial and administrative powers. He said the elections were held despite threats and difficult situation but the people of Karachi, Hyderabad and FATA were deprived of transparent and impartial polls while different political parties were also complaining of rigging in the Punjab, Balochistan and KP.

He said that Federal and provincial governments should strive to make the Election Commission truly autonomous and independent.

Meanwhile, Liaquat Baloch contacted the Governor-designate of the Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar by telephone and greeted him on his appointment for the high office.