JI protests leader execution in Bangladesh HYDERABAD: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) activists and supporters held demonstrations in Hyderabad and Badin on Sunday to voice protest against the execution of Bangladeshi JI leader Mir Qasim and offered his funeral prayers in absentia.
In Hyderabad, JI activists held a demonstration and offered funeral prayers in absentia for the JI leader on the Station Road.
Carrying banners, placards and party flags, they chanted slogans against Bangladeshi Prime Minister Shaikh Hasina Wajed and her government’s controversial war crimes tribunal for the alleged offences committed during the 1971 war.
Hyderabad JI general secretary Dr Saifur Rehman who led the protest said that Ms Wajid hanged another JI leader to please the Indian government. Mir Qasim was sentenced to death for being a staunch supporter of Pakistan during the chaotic conditions before the ultimate fall of Dhaka, he said.
He highlighted services rendered by the JI leader and paid a rich tribute to him for his sacrifice for Pakistan.
JI leaders Mir Mushtaque Ahmed Khan, Amir Farooque and Islami Jamiat Talaba Sindh secretary Dr Aitzaz Ahmed said that international champions of human rights remained tight-lipped over the execution of JI leader which was a matter of shame for them.
BADIN: A large number of JI workers took out a rally and staged a demonstration outside the press club on Sunday to register protest against the execution of JI leader in Bangladesh. They also offered funeral prayers in absentia for the hanged leader.
Moulana Allah Bachayo Halepoto, Fateh Khan Khoso, Pir Ahmed Shah, Abdul Karim Buledi and other leaders urged Pakistan government to severe diplomatic ties with Bangladesh for failing to abide by mutual agreements over the issues of 1971 war.
They said that Ms Shaikh’s government was punishing the JI leaders for supporting Pakistan.