's Secretary General wondered why the government is not trying to understand that this undemocratic and unjustified attitude will only harm the country and its image and will cause shame for the country in the entire world.
Following the parliament election held on October 2001, Nation saw with sorrows and panic that the BNP and its terrorist alley Jamt
& shibir led by Begum Khaleda Zia tried to observed their victory celebration through the heinous act of ethnic cleansing.
Despite the fact that in the 2008 elections the Jamt
had won only 2 of the 39 seats, it had contested for the 300 member National Assembly.
And the current front of these elements, the Jamt
, is a strong political force and a much stronger social force.
Some started to question the government's motives while others alleged a secret pact with Jamt
. A group of bloggers then mobilised public support and organised a gathering at the busy Shahbagh Square near Dhaka University -- which has now become a symbol of public unity against the convicted war criminals.
The Pakistan Jamt
also appealed to the Pakistan government and all other Muslim leaders to play their role in "preventing this tyranny and pressurise the Prime Minister of Bangladesh (Shaikh Hasina) to stop political victimisation of her opponents."
A resident of Nondirhat, Abu Salam also alleges that Jamt
and Shibir leaders instigated the violence in Nondirhat by influencing local people.
"Police fired shotgun pellets to disperse the Jamt
protesters who torched at least 20 houses belonging to ruling party supporters," government administrator Habibur Rahman told AFP of the violence in Patgram.
has claimed its leaders were being targeted for trial as part of the governing Awami League's efforts to destroy the opposition.
says the process is an attempt by the ruling party to settle scores and not about delivering justice.
In the city, security around the local Bangladesh High Commission consulate in Park Circus has been stepped up following several Muslim organisations in the city showing solidarity with the Jamt
. "The govenrment in Bangladesh is working against the people of this country and are hanging innocent citizens in the name of war crimes.
Nizami was a minister in the government of Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party which was allied with Jamt