Barrister Razzaq abdicates from Jamaat

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Dhaka, Feb 15: Barrister Abdur Razzaq has abdicated from Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Friday citing the party’s failure to apologise for its anti-liberation war role in 1971.The Jamaat joint secretary general, also the lawyer of the supreme court, the apex court of Bangladesh, sent his resignation letter from the UK to Jamaat Ameer Maqbul Ahmed this morning.

The lawyer mentioned two reasons behind his resignation.

He said Jamaat yet to apologise to people for its anti-liberation war role in 1971 and the party could not reform itself in light of the reality of the 21st century considering the political change in other Muslim majority countries.