08/11/2013

Dhaka, New Delhi, Washington

These days our government is very much concerned about the political situation in Bangladesh. The concern was there already but now it has increased due to the US position. This concern was based on the assumption that 'Radical Islam' is getting strengthened over there in the joint leadership of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, which has created the chance of Bangladesh emerging as the centre of “Islamic terrorism” in the region. And this concern of our government is despite that the Awami League dispensation there has left no stone unturned in crushing Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and other Islam-loving circles. But the sources of Indian government probably know that they might have succeeded in giving some harm to the Jamaat system but could not break the impact and public support of the Jamaat. Now the US stand has further worried New Delhi. According to a report, the foreign office of U.S. gives preference to B.N.P/Jamaat alliance over Awami League, due to the economic performance of this alliance. While the Indian government is standing like a rock at the back of Awami League and wants to see it succeed in the next  election.

The basis of the report
And the basis of this report of the Times of India (1 November) is that US ambassador in Dhaka Dan Mozena recently held long meetings with foreign ministry officials in New Delhi. No formal report of the meetings was published but the Times reporter has drawn some conclusions therefrom. One is that the leaning of America is towards B.N.P/Jamaat alliance. Secondly, America is not happy with the relations of Shaikh Hasina government with Mohammad Yunus of Grameen Bank and war crimes tribunals. On the assumption of Indian government that if the B.N.P/Jamaat alliance comes to power then ‘Radical Islam’ will be further strengthened in Bangladesh, America says that after coming to power this alliance would understand the basic realities of the country and public requirements and would give up ‘Radical Islam’. But the government of India is not satisfied with the idea. It has also become worried about the stability of Burma. India is of the view that Rohingya Muslims live in Burma in great numbers and now they are creating problems over there. They are joining Al-Qaida and Lashkar-e-Taiba. In fact, our government is in worried that the sphere of radical Islamic politics will spread over to North-East India and even to the Poznan province of China.

The Actual cause of trouble

It looks strange that America gives preference to B.N.P/Jamaat alliance over Awami League – but for the now, it should  be seen why the ruling class of India is troubled by  the idea of Islamic collective life in Bangladesh. If there is a rule is established there on Islamic principles or Islamic rulings are made base for certain issues, what harm it would incur to our country? But the fact is that this question is based on their ignorance. The matter is not that easy. This is related to the country's ruling class, which is suffering with traditional racism and born arrogance and has eternal enmity with the True Religion. This class practically runs the government. Big government functionaries work with the mindset of this class. The people of this class themselves are also on the government. They fear if the establishment of Islamic equality succeeds somewhere in the neighbourhood then their social system here will collapse. Their close friendship with Israel has made this class more active. (In this case the United States has its own policy). Are there not some people from among the country's Muslim and non-Muslim scholars who, for the greater cause of the country, can hold out the political system from the grip of this class?
08/11/2013 khabar-O-Nazar by Parwaaz Rahmani, sehrozaDAWAT, translated by:Miss Khalida Hussain

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