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Jamaat-Shibir has no right to do politics in Bangladesh, says PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talks to journalists after visiting blogger Ahmed Rajib Haidar's residence at Pallabi in the capital on Saturday. Photo: PMO

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talks to journalists after visiting blogger Ahmed Rajib Haidar’s residence at Pallabi in the capital on Saturday. Photo: PMO

BANGLADESH Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Jamaat-e-Islami and its student organisation Islami Chhatra Shibir do not have any right to do politics in Bangladesh.

“They don’t believe in democracy, they believe in criminal activities. So, their politics is politics of crime,” Hasina told journalists while visiting the family of the 30-year-old blogger at their residence at Pallabi in the capital Saturday afternoon.

“They don’t have any right to do politics in an independent Bangladesh, they don’t, they don’t,” Hasina said in a choked voice.

Affirming that she would do whatever necessary to tackle the force, Hasina said: “I will not give them this right at least as long as I’m alive. I can assure of this.”

Seeking cooperation of the countrymen to save Bangladesh from the hands of Jamaat-Shibir, the PM urged people to stand beside the Shahbagh protesters.

Hasina reached Haidar’s two-room tin-roofed house at Palashnagar around 3:45pm and stayed there for about 20 minutes.

She consoled Haidar’s bereaved family and assured them of justice.

The government has taken all out measures to ensure security to the Shahbagh protestors, Hasina told journalists later.

The youngsters have been able to awaken the whole nation after 1971. “But Haider’s killing occurred at a time when the youngsters have awakened and united the whole nation.”

All can guess who were behind the killing, Hasina said, adding: “But let me promise that we will not spare the killers.

“We have expressed solidarity with the Shahbagh protesters who have raised demand to save the country from the clutches of Jamaat-Shibir.”

Mentioning that she had an apprehension for quite some time that something bad might happen, Hasina said, referring to Haidar’s death, “It finally came true.”

Blaming Jamaat-Shibir for the killing, Haidar’s father Dr Nazimuddin told The Daily Star, “My son became their target because he used to write against Jamaat-Shibir.”

A freedom fighter, Nazimuddin demanded that Jamaat should be banned.

Locals brought out procession before and after the PM’s visit.

The heavily stabbed body of Haidar, the 30-year-old blogger and activist of the ongoing Shahbagh movement in demand of capital punishment to the war criminals, was found Friday night near his Pallabi residence.

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