‘Bangabandhu didn’t show any mercy to war criminals, it’s a matter of time to ban Jamaat’: Tofail

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Dhaka, May 11: Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Wednesday said that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman didn’t show any mercy those who committed crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation in 1971.

It’s a matter of time to try and ban of Jamaat-e-Islam for committing crimes during the War of Independence,” the senior leader of ruling Awami League came up with the assertion while talking to reports at his secretariat office.

Quoting Bangabandhu, Tofail said, “Those who are involved in looting properties, arson and rape during war time will not be pardoned.”

Regarding execution of Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, he said a long waiting has been ended through the execution.

Tofail, also Awami League lawmaker, said, “The trial of Jamaat leaders has taken place and they are also facing trial. It has been mentioned about trial of Jamaat in the judgments.”

Criticizing BNP, the veteran Awami League leader said, “BNP made the war criminals ministers. They stigmatized the nation by giving the national flags in their cars. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina freed the nation from stigma by trying war criminals.”

“It’s possible because she is the daughter of Bangabandhu,” he added.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has two big achievements—trial of killers of Bangabandhu and impartial trial of war criminals, Tofail said, adding, ‘trial of Bangabandhu killers has completed. Trial of war criminals those who committed crimes against humanity has completed partly and the remaining under trial.”

The process to ban Jamaat would begin in phase, he added.

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