Thursday, February 21, 2013
Demand for Jamaat ban logical: Dipu Moni
Terming the demand for banning Jamaat-e-Islami's politics as logical, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni said on Thursday that the government was examining everything related with the issue. “The Shahbagh movement has spread all over the country. Besides demanding capital punishment for the war criminals, people across the country have demanded banning religion-based politics, especially the politics of Jamaat-Shibir,” the minister told reporters after paying tribute to the Language Movement heroes at Chandpur Shaheed Minar. Saying that the demand is “definitely logical”, Dipu Moni said the 1972 constitution of the country banned politics by these elements, reports our Chandppur correspondent. By rehabilitating the war criminals and securing them place at the top of political power, BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and later one Khaleda Zia betrayed with the blood of the 3 million martyrs of Liberation War, she alleged. “So, we pay respect to the demand the nation has raised. The Election Commission and the government will do the imperatives in this regard.” Replying to a query, Dipu Moni denied that there was international pressure against awarding capital punishment to the war criminals and banning Jamaat- Shibir politics. It is out of question that any foreign quarter would intervene in Bangladesh’s internal issues, the foreign minister said.