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Jamaat has no right to do politics in Bangladesh: Son of Jamaat founder

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by S K Mittal, Oct 5, 2013.

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  1. S K Mittal

    S K Mittal Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    A son of Jamaat-e-Islami founder Syed Abul A’la Maudoodi believes that the religion-based party should not be allowed to continue politics in Bangladesh since it opposed the country’s birth.

    In an exclusive interview with the Dhaka Tribune last night, Syed Haider Farooq Maudoodi, one of Maudoodi’s nine children, said parties that opposed a nation’s birth should not have the right to do politics in that country.

    “Rightfully, Jamaat does not have the right to do politics in Bangladesh since it opposed the birth of this country,â€￾ said Haider Farooq, who along with all his siblings has never been involved with Jamaat’s politics in Pakistan although their father founded the Islam-based communal political party in 1941.

    Haider, who was a civil pilot and is now a columnist in Lahore, Pakistan, arrived in Dhaka on Thursday for the first time after Bangladesh’s independence to attend an international conference on religion and politics that began on Friday.

    He insisted on giving the interview in Urdu, saying: “I hate English.â€￾

    Haider said their father had always kept them away from politics for some reasons but never explained them. He, however, talked about many issues, including politics, use of religion in politics, radicalism, war crimes of 1971 and the ongoing trial of war criminals in Bangladesh.

    “As locals you also had a duty to not let them [those who were against the birth of Bangladesh] do politics here. But when Sheikh Shaheb [Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman] was gone, the party in power used them and they are backing them even today,â€￾ he said.

    One of the independent Bangladesh government’s first decisions was to ban five political parties, including Jamaat-e-Islami, which not only opposed the nation’s independence but also actively helped Pakistani occupation forces commit genocide and other war crimes.

    The four other political parties were the Muslim League and all its factions, the Pakistan Democratic Party, Nezam-e-Islam, and Pakistan People’s Party.

    Soon after the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, military ruler Ziaur Rahman opened politics for all in the name of introducing multi-party democracy, which gave Jamaat the opportunity to enter Bangladesh’s political arena again.

    Asked if Jamaat in Bangladesh and Pakistan had any relation between them even after 42 years of Bangladesh’s liberation, Haider Farooq said the two parties in the two countries were “just the left and right hands of the same person there is only one head controlling the both.â€￾

    He vehemently opposes the idea of having a state religion and using of religion in politics.

    “It is very dangerous when there is a state religion. The state is a roof under which every sort of people from different religions can stay,â€￾ he said.

    “If a country wants to practise democracy, it cannot have a state religion. If a state has a state religion, then it is practising something else, not democracy.â€￾

    Haider said: “Whenever religion was interpreted politically, it killed humans, and it ruined humanity.â€￾

    The son of the religious preacher said: “Religion helps a person become a better one. Every religion Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam they teach individuals to be better.

    “Religion also teaches us to understand that all of our forefathers were one and we should not hate one another. The Holy Qur’an talks for humankind so that one can be better.

    “The only aim of using religion in politics is to exploit people’s emotion. All they [politicians who use religion] want to achieve is their own goals by using people’s religious sentiments.â€￾

    About the ongoing trial of 1971 war criminals at the Dhaka tribunals, Haider Farooq said: “No one should go unpunished, particularly when they committed crimes against humanity.

    “If it is proved that they did atrocities in Bangladesh, they should be punished. It is needed to establish the rule of law.â€￾

    Asked if he thought Jamaat in Bangladesh and Pakistan had contribution to Islamic radicalism, terrorism and militancy, Haider said: “The two parties have only contributed to making Islam controversial and all these people have the same goal.â€￾

    When asked about his views about Islamist parties’ claim that Islam is all about politics, Syed Haider Farooq Maudoodi posed a counter question: “If Islam is politics, then those who are not casting votes for Islamist parties are they kafirs?â€￾
     
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    1. Interesting. This guy forgets Jama'at had also opposed founding of Pakistan. Jama'at was born in India where the party is very much functional with headquarters in New Delhi.

    2. Jama'at in Pakistan has become somewhat revolutionary after it's experience in the Afghan Jihad against the Soviets. But Jama'at BD is a bourgeois political party pursuing Westminster model of democracy. Its leaders have cleverly used the Islamic signboard to obtain finance from gullible Arabs. On ground the most seats it has won in Parliament is 17 out 300. That too piggy-backing BNP. In the current parliament it has probably 1 seat. It faces opposition from extremist elements who aim to establish pure Islamic rule. To that end Jama'at BD enjoys support from USA,West and even India.

    3. However, for her political survival, Hasina has been able to hoodwink Indian media and political leadership in believing Jama'at was dangerous. After the elections due Dec-Jan, India will realize Hasina has been taking them for a jolly ride.
     
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    Ialso believes that the religion-based party should not be allowed to continue politics in Bangladesh since it opposed the country’s birth.
     
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    That is for the people of BD to decide. India has RSS/BJP, Jama'at and others. It's everyone's choice.
     
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    Absolutely :yes:
     
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    india also has tamili muslim group, muslim league and other islamic parties that is the reason why there is bajarang dal and RSS....
    bjp seriously ? grow up
     
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    islamic converted cowards should always be suppressed no matter in what country they are
     
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    Kabhi to Sachh bolo. Propoganda ki koi had hoti hai

    Tell me again where Jamat was founded and who was founder? What was foundation date?
     
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    I agree wid u.
     
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    Agar knowledge itna shallow hon' to' Google kya karon'. Kya owh bhinahi atin hain?

    Jamaat-e-Islami Hind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Tera knowledge itna shallow hai ki tere samne google bhi sarmesar ho jata hai.

    Did you read the Link which you suggested me?

    YES, It was found in British India & the place was Lahore means present day Pakistan. And it was found at Islamia Park, Lahore on 26 August 1941.

    Today also Jamat is presented in Pakistan & Bangladesh Politics which is not case in india.

    Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Keep ur propoganda with yourself.
     
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    [MENTION=7076]rocky.idf[/MENTION] lets go for a jolly ride, shall we,

    The Jamaat-e-Islami was founded at Islamia Park, Lahore Pakistan( or akand Bharath :) ) on 26 August 1941 as a movement to promote Socio-Political Islam. Its founder was Sayyid Abul A'la Maududi. wiki It has offshoots in India with the name Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and in bangladesh as Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami or Jamaat for short which were formed only later in 1948 and after 1971.

    Sayyid Abul A'la Maududi(whose son is talking in the above post), was its founder and was known for his writings about the role of Islam in South Asia. His ideology has since been influential among Islamist groups around the world, most famously the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. (wiki)

    FYI Muslim brotherhood of Egypt has been disbanded and it is trying to retake by coups and revolts with massive bloodshed on its side. Same is happening to Bangladesh. Jamaat is doing violent rallies and protests for its leaders. Like muslim brotherhood, according to your supreme court ruling on 1st august'13 jamaat is unfit to contest national polls ( source ).

    I dont't think India supports your jamaat as you stated. Actually Government of India twice banned 'Jamaat-e-Islami Hind' in the past though both decisions were revoked later after favourable rulings from the Supreme Court of India. Why would it support your jamaat when most of its leaders have been involved in rapes, forced conversions and killings of hindu minorities in bangladesh.

    Can a political party which is nullified to contest a poll by BD's supreme court, again contest an election. Why not, its freaking bangladesh :p
     
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    [MENTION=7076]rocky.idf[/MENTION] have anything left or your doubts have been cleared.
     
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    No, I never had any doubts. I know my facts.
     
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    Bro with times we learn new things and facts. nothing can be perfect like our national politics or politics of other nation eveything have flaws in it.
     
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