MUSLIM leader and general secretary of Jamiat Ulama-E-Hind,West Bengal,Siddiqullah Chowdhury today stood in support of Jamaat-e-Islami of Bangladesh and said that everyone in Bengal,irrespective of party and religion,should come together to resolve the problem those people have been facing from the Sheikh Hasina government.
Bangladesh is looking at us. Seven districts of Bengal share their border with Bangladesh. It is time we did something for them. I urge all the political parties – be it TMC,CPM or the Congress – to raise their voices against the injustice being meted out there. I appeal to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to put pressure on the government there to stop atrocities there. It is not fair that she asks for Muslim votes and when the time comes for showing some genuine feelings for them,she keeps mum, Chowdhury said at a civic convention put up by 15 Muslim and Human Rights Organisations today.
Siddiqullah said support must be gathered for the religious leaders in Bangladesh who were put through a lot of humiliation and injustice. I will personally ask intellectuals,both Muslims and non-Muslims,to support our cause, he said.
He also blamed the media for underplaying the massacre.