Hefazat-e-Islam, the radical clothing, which orchestrated the recent violence in Bangladesh apparently through ISI-backed Jamaat-e-Islami cadres to object Indian PM Narendra Modi’s historic visit is not new to laying siege and producing chaos.
Over 8 years back Hefazat has actually laid siege ahead of Bangladesh basic elections seemingly at the behest of Pakistan’s notorious spy agency ISI and its regional partners including the Jamaat-e-Islami. The goal was to develop an environment of fear to reject triumph to the Awami League in 2013 polls.
In Might 2013 Hefazat had actually laid siege in Dhaka and challenged the Sheikh Hasina led government. At that time Bangladesh PM ignored the 13-point need of the Hefazat, that consisted of framing of anti-blasphemy laws, curbs on women’s rights, and similar other obscurantist propositions. Throughout the years, an outlawed JeI, attempting to reanimate itself has penetrated into Hefazat. JeI was the principal partner of Pak Army during the 1971 genocide and their links with ISI remain strong to this date. BNP, politically marginalised, has actually likewise extended its assistance to the anti-Awami League & anti-India agenda.The nonreligious foundations of Bangladesh were very first jolted by Bangladesh’s first military ruler, General Ziaur Rahman, in the mid-1970s when he scrapped the concepts of socialism and secularism from the constitution. His follower and Bangladesh’s 2nd military ruler, General Hussein Muhammad Ershad, decreed Islam as Bangladesh’s state faith. While principle secularism went back to the constitution of Bangladesh a years back, Hefazat and other radicals have actually made headway with support from abroad in defiance of Bangladesh’s founding principles.Writing for the leading think-tank Observer Research Foundation in 2019, leading Bangladesh journalist Syed Badrul Ahsan in a post titled Bangladesh: Hefazat and the rise of bigotry mentioned, “The day Bangladesh was liberated by the joint command of the Indian Army and the Bengali Mukti Bahini in 1971, the Bangladesh government-in-exile decreed a restriction on communal politics in the new nation. The factor behind the decision was self-evident: political parties based upon religious beliefs had throughout the course of the war actively worked together with the Pakistan profession army, action which only highlighted the genocide perpetrated by the soldiers in what was till then considered as the eastern province of Pakistan. The government-in-exile, typically referred to by Bengalis as the Mujibnagar federal government after the war-time capital of their occupied country, secured a restriction on the Jamaat-e-Islami, the Nizam-e-Islam, the Pakistan Muslim League and the Pakistan Democratic Celebration. For the next three and a half years, up until the assassinations of Bangladesh’s starting father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four popular self-reliance leaders in between August and November 1975, Bangladesh pursued a secular type of politics. The principle of secular democracy was an important foundation of the nation’s constitution formulated within a year of Bangladesh’s introduction.”Akin to needs of extreme outfits in Pakistan Hefazat is also opposed to Ahmadiyyas. The demand for getting rid of Ahmadiyyas from Islam brings unsightly echoes of the past, coming from primarily in Pakistan. In 1953, the Jamaat-e-Islami led by Abul A’ala Maududi, figured out to state Ahmadiyyas castaways from Islam, initiated riots in Lahore which led to the deaths of numerous Ahmadiyyas. Current Hefajat-e-Islam Amir Junayed Babunagari, who ousted his predecessor Mawlana Ahmed Shafi in 2015, supposedly keeps close relate to Jamaat and ISI and had actually played a critical role in 2013 Dhaka siege.Babunagari was born in 1953 in Babunagar town of Fatikchhari Upazila, Chittagong. At the age of 20, he was confessed to Jamia Uloom-ul-Islamia of Pakistan. Junaid Babunagari studied there for four years consisting of at Darul ‘Uloom Karachi.According to senior Dhaka-based reporter Farazi Azmal Hossain, the federal government should step in right away to control pro-Pak anti-liberation forces. These forces which has been reinforced under the Army rule in the past have same character while their outfits continue changing, alleged Hossain.