Jamaat’s plan to stir violence using Hefazot fizzles out
November 11th, 2020 at 11:00 am
Jamaat’s plan to stir violence using Hefazot fizzles out

The fundamentalist Jamaate-Islami Party, an organisation representing Bangladesh’s 1971 war criminals, will always try to unseat Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government. However, the latest plan to use Hefazot -e-Islam to stir violence fizzled out.

According to confirmed information, the well-trained Jamaat men and those belonging to their student wing Islami Chatra Shibir had planned to create massive violence under the guise of Islami Group during last 2 November protest against French President Macron for his comments on Prophet Mohammad (PUH).

The Jammat leadership had plans to create a situation like 2013 and deployed 5,000 party men, according to sources in Dhaka.

In this regard, Hefazat-e-Islam’s Dhaka Metropolitan President Nur Hossain Qasemi said, “I have also heard that Jamaat-Shibir will take part in the siege of the French embassy in Bangladesh, but we will try our best to be vigilant in this regard.”

The police were put on alert and steps were in place to tackle any attempt by Jamaat to create chaos.

But, it is worrying when and how the Jamaat will try to launch terrorist activities and all concerned must be alert. Our intelligence agencies must be on alert 24/7.

The law enforcement agencies had information that Jamaat activists planned to take part in the siege of the French embassy and try to take political advantage, using the same tactics it used on 5 May 2013.

Multiple sources also confirmed that secret instructions have been issued from Jamaat’s leadership to take part in the procession with locally-made weapons.

Investigative sources say that even if the government did not obstruct the protest in front of the French embassy as that could be used by Jamaat to destabilise the situation in the country as all Islamic parties were up in arms against President Macron.

The Jamaat plan fizzled out thanks to the police- Hefazot joint steps against the fundamentalist group’s heinous designs against the government.

The people need to be alert and consciously reject these conspirators, otherwise, the country will see another round of Jamaat’s bloody game of violence.

The government must be strict against any such conspiracies.


Omer Sher is a retired Professor of Economics at Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada and a researcher on politics in South Asia.