Dhaka, Bangladesh.-An Islamist political party started protests on the execution of one of their party leader Abdul Quader Molla. Abdul Quader Molla was sentenced for life imprisonment convicted of war crimes by the International Crimes Tribunal. On february 2013 the non-islamist party and its supporters started demanding the capital punishment for Abdul Quader Mollah and others convicted of war crimes during the Bangladesh Liberation War, boycott of Jamaat institutions and Ban on Jamaat-e-Islami from politics. All this happened because he was the supporter of united Pakistan till his last breath. As he now become the first person to be hanged because of his participation in deadly war of 1971 as the war of independence from Pakistan. Jamaat-e-Islami party said that Mollah’s trial was politically motivated and an attempt to eliminate Islamic parties. While on the other hand supports of the execution are saying that he was hanged for serious crimes, and that the punishment had nothing to do with Islam. Following the execution, a Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Makbul Ahmed, said in a statement that “people would take revenge on this killing by establishing Islam in Bangladesh, which is stained with the blood of Abdul Quader Mollah.”
On Friday Interior Minister of Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan expressing his deep grief said Abdul Quader Molla was undoubtedly executed because of his loyalty and solidarity with Pakistan in 1971 war. Further in a statement, he said executing Molla after a delay of 42 years to the events of 1971 was very unfortunate and tragic and some circles are declaring it a judicial murder. “Till the very end before creation of Bangladesh, he (Molla) remained supporter of a united Pakistan and today every Pakistani is saddened and grieved on his death.”
While at DOHA Yusuf Al Qaradawi who is a prominent Islamic clerk and Egyptian theologian, and chief of International Union of Muslim Scholars IUMS has appealed the Bangladesh government to stop targeting there political opponents and termed the death sentence of Abdul Quader Molla as “murder of justice”. And the International Union of Muslim Scholars IUMS has demanded of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena Wajid to hold general election in the country to meet the political crises under impartial government.