Pakistan's State of Denial

Whatever may be the intensity of atrocities perpetrated by the Pakistani Army and governance on Bengalis in 1971 at East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), Pakistani polity remains unapologetic yet and it was found best when the National Assembly in Pakistan passed a resolution condemning the hanging of Abdul Quader Molla (or the Butcher of Mirpur), tried, sentenced to death by the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh and hence executed. The grief in the Islamic world following the hanging remains unique – while Chaudhury Nisar Ali Khan (current Interior Minister in Pakistan) termed the execution of this infamous leader of Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh as a “judicial murder”, Imran Khan, globally acclaimed cricketer and also chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), called Molla as innocent and charges against him as fabricated.

Other Islamic institutions are not lagging as well. Muslim Council of Britain termed the entire development as "a sad day for Bangladesh and sad day for democracy and justice. The trial process of Abdul Quader Molla was fraught with flaws and the international community including the UN and all respected Human Rights organizations world over strongly criticized the trial as unfair, biased and politically driven." Islamic Circle of North America termed it as a “political murder and a dark day of justice.”

Moreover, Saudi gazette, prize English-language newspaper published from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, published an article on December 18, 2013 titled “Execution of Abdul Quader Mullah after an unjust trial.”

It is worthwhile to mention that Quader Molla, apart from being directly involved to the genocide of Bengalis in both Shialbari and Rupnagar areas of Mirpur during the war, organized local non-Bengali people of Manipur, Sheorapara, Kazipara areas of Mirpur into armed groups to go on with the brutal killing and Hindus remained their first and foremost target.  

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Hindu Samhati regularly monitors and reports violations against Hindus in West Bengal. We also work with both governmental and NGO agencies for proper education on protection and ensure remedies to the Hindu populace as per prevailing law of the land.


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