Broken Goddess and the war crime verdict of Bangladesh


| by Swadesh Roy

( March 13, 2013, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) Broken Goddess picture is published every day in the progressive newspaper in Bangladesh now. From 28 February, attack on the temple is an everyday feature now in Bangladesh. Not only the sculpture of the Goddess are broken by the Jammat- Shibir , the terrorist and the war criminal party of Bangladesh but also arson, looting and killing are continuing on the Hindu community.

In Bangladesh, this terrorist and war criminal party members have attacked at least in twenty-two districts on the minority community. They are not only attacking on the minority community but also setting fire to many government office even the electricity plant. They have set fire to rail, bus, bank, business organization and the house of the government officer. They are continuously attacking on many innocent intellectual people also. They have killed more than three intellectuals. They have declared a kind of war against Bangladesh. But it has to mention here that, they never recognized Bangladesh. They fought against Bangladesh in 1971 with the collaboration of Pakistan army. Then they killed millions of people and raped thousands of girls besides they helped for killing and raping to Pakistan army. Jammat –E- Islami men also looted and arson in 1971. After the liberation of Bangladesh, the government of Bangladesh did ban their politics through the constitution and more than 50 thousand of their workers who were accused on war criminal were arrested. At last, 11 thousand of them were on trial. The military ruler freed them all after the counter-revolution in 15 August 1975. In addition, very soon the military government gave them political right in Bangladesh. From then they are enjoying political rights. Though they are enjoying democratic political rights, they are participating in the parliament election but they never do democratic political activates.

A two years old minority boy was chopped to death by Jamma-E- Islamic people  at Noakhali in Bangladesh
After getting the political rights in Bangladesh, they have enjoyed the government help for their terrorist activities for a long time. In that time, they have setup huge number of business institute including financial institute like Islamic Bank of Bangladesh. On the other hand, they have established a number of terrorist groups including their student organization. In this work, they are getting huge money from the Islamic countries of Middle East in the name of Islam; besides Pakistani military intelligence (ISI) also helps them to give money and training. So now, they are well funded and well trained terrorist organization not only in Bangladesh but also in the world. However, these Jammate-E- Islamic main leaders are now facing trial-accusing war crime in tribunal; that tribunal is called international war crime tribunal (ICT). By this time, ICT has given verdict three of them. Two of them have awarded sentence to death and one has lifetime Jail.

The war criminal who has given lifetime jail by the tribunal his name is kader Mollaha. In 1971, he was known as a butcher Kader. He did rape, killing and looting. He is the murderer of many intellectuals including a famous women poet of the then time. ICT has proved that he committed more than 355 murders. One killing is enough to get the capital punishment but the butcher Kader has given lifetime by the court. After declared this verdict, Kader shown victory symbol to the press. To see this picture the scenario of Bangladesh turned in to a face of volcano. Because, the butcher Kader strocked on the pride of the nation. Young generation of Bangladesh cannot take it rather their out blast was historical which never happened in Bangladesh. Some young online activist gave an apple to the people to come on a road in Dhaka named shabag, which is nearby Dhaka University. But by the evening a huge crowd made there. From then it is continuing. For the first time this type of uprising is happened in Bangladesh. It is very non-partisan. They only uphold the spirit of freedom struggle of Bangladesh and they want to respect to the 3 million martyrs and a half million women who were raped by the Pakistani army and the Jammat people in 1971.

Within three days, this uprising became a human sea. From this human sea, they demanded that they want capital punishment for the butcher Kader and all the war criminal that are now facing trial. Besides, they want that, government have to ban Jammat-E-Islamic Bangladesh, as a war criminal party they cannot enjoy political right in Bangladesh. People of Bangladesh have supported their demand because all over the world the war criminal party cannot enjoy the political right. In the mean time a group of Shibir( student wing of Jammat) men killed one of the online activists who was an architect. To share condolence to the family members Prime Minister of Bangladesh went his home, at that time she told to the journalist that Jammat has no right to do politics in Bangladesh. The online activist Rajib Hyder Shovo was a blogger. Most of the time he would write to uphold the principle or sprit and the history of freedom struggle of Bangladesh that has been destroyed by the military ruler of Bangladesh. But, one of the editors of a newspaper in Bangladesh named Amardesh who was awarded as a chance editor by the Supreme Court, Mr. Mahamudur Rahaman published a baseless story that, Rajib wrote story against the great Prophet of Islam. His newspaper never maintains any ethics. With his newspaper, he is trying to establish that, this uprising is against religion. This` religion game’ is an old weapon in Bangladesh. When the people of Bangladesh start any progressive movement like the historical language movement, Freedom struggle in Bangladesh then the reactionary group uses that weapon. However, the people of Bangladesh never accept it. In spite of that, they succeed to do many unethical works in the name of religion; like looting, killing and raping. This time they also are doing this.

However, on 28 February the ICT gave the verdict of an war criminal. His name was Delwar hossien Syedee. In 1971, he was known as Della Razakar. ICT gave him sentence to death. Court has found that, in 1971, he committed murder, raping ,arson and looting. After giving his verdict, the people of Bangladesh and the youth up risers started to celebrate. Nevertheless, the Jammat and Shibir people started to arson government office in different place. With the modern and homemade weapons, they killed police officer, arson government office, business house and they attacked on minority Hindu, Buddhist people, and their temples in twenty-two district of Bangladesh. They have killed more than six Hindu people including temple Guru and two years baby.

The law enforcing men of Bangladesh took measures. For taking measure, a number of causalities were happened. Because, they have started war against the state. However, the people of Bangladesh basically the youth are trying to stop it through the non violent movement; and the terrorist going to isolated from the society but after three days of this terrorism, the main opposition supported the terrorist activates of the Jammat- Shibir. After that, they are calling shutdown one after another, killing the innocent people, and attacking on the minorities. The renowned human right activist of Bangladesh, Shariar Kabir has visited many places, where they attacked the minorities. He said in a press conference that, main opposition party, Bangladesh nationalist party (BNP) men are involved on the attack of minorities. It is a big setback for Bangladesh politics that BNP has supported the terrorist group of Bangladesh. Therefore, government of Bangladesh has to face now more terrorism and now the more than one-core minorities of Bangladesh are in danger. Despite, it is true ultimately, the progressive force of Bangladesh will win, but it is very much needed that, world progressive forces have to support them. World human right workers and all kind of progressive force have to be concerned regarding the security of the minorities of Bangladesh.

Swadesh Roy, Executive Editor, The Daily Janakantha, Dhaka, Bangladesh.