Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh

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Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh (Bengali: জমিয়তে উলামায়ে ইসলাম বাংলাদেশ) is a Bangladeshi Islamist Party registered with Bangladesh Election Commission.[1] Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh was a member of the Islamist 20-Party alliance.[2] It was a member of Islami Oikya Jote and which it left in 2008.[3]

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh
জমিয়তে উলামায়ে ইসলাম বাংলাদেশ
Party of Islamic Scholars Bangladesh
PresidentZia Uddin
Secretary GeneralMonjurul Islam Effendi
FounderShabbir Ahmad Usmani
HeadquartersDhaka
Student wingChhatra Jamiat Bangladesh
Ideology
Political positionfar-right
ReligionSunni Islam, Deobandi
Jatiya Sangsad
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HistoryEdit

Muhammad Wakkas, Secretary General of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh, was elected to parliament in 1986 and 1988 from Jessore-5 as a candidate of Jatiya Party.[4][5] He served as the Minister of Religious Affairs in the Cabinet of President Hussain Mohammad Ershad.[6][7]

In 2016, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh organized a protest against Islamic militancy in Dhaka.[8]

In 2017, Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh sought nominations from Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh, and other Islamist parities, to contest the up coming General Election in 2018.[9]

Nur Hossain Kasemi, Secretary General of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh criticised the government of India seeking Bangladeshi land to build an airport in Agartala, Tripura in August 2019.[10]

In 2020, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh campaigned to cancel the invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Bangladesh by the Government of Bangladesh.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Islamic parties calculate ahead of polls". Prothomalo. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  2. ^ Mahmud, Sumon. "Bangladesh Islamist groups plan new alliances for next election". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  3. ^ "A united front for a divided lot". The Daily Star. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  4. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  5. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Mufti Wakkas gets 6-month bail". banglanews24.com. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Mufti Wakkas granted bail". Dhaka Tribune. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh protests". Daily Sun. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Hefazat takes the Tea Party route". Dhaka Tribune. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam slams India's seeking Bangladeshi land". New Age. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  11. ^ Sakib, SM Najmus (28 February 2020). "Bangladeshi govt urged to withdraw Modi invitation". Anadolu Agency. Retrieved 26 June 2020.