Friday, December 13, 2013

Indian Muslim umbrella group condemns Mollah's execution

Abdul Quader Mollah
NEW DELHI (AA) - The execution of Bangladeshi Jamaat-i Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah amounts to a “judicial murder” issued by a “discredited” and “politicized tribunal," said the Indian Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM), an umbrella body of Indian Muslim organizations, on Friday.

“This judicial murder will go down in history as one of the sins and misdeeds of the present Bangladeshi ruler,” AIMMM President Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan told Anadolu Agency.

Mollah, a senior Islamist and pro-Pakistan leader, was hanged on Thursday night for his role in war crimes during the country’s bloody 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.

“It is a scandal and crime committed by an unpopular government which is about to be overthrown by the people of Bangladesh in the forthcoming general elections,” Khan said.

Terming the spectacle as “political,” he asserted, “The present government, by its hurried execution of a controversial order by a discredited and politicized tribunal, is only seeking to weaken opposition forces.”

Stressing the unfairness of reviving closed cases after four decades by defying the decision of Bangladesh's first president, Khan appealed to international human rights groups to take the Bangladeshi government and its discredited tribunal to the International Court of Justice.

Anadolu Agency, December 13, 2013

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