"Professor Mujibur Rahman was holding a meeting of the central executive committee of the Sramik Kollan Federation in a house in the capital. The law enforcers arrested them from there. Such an arrest of Jamaat leaders from a domestic meeting is totally unlawful and unjust. The law enforcers did not arrest these 13 leaders and activists only; rather they have staged a drama of recovering 20 bombs from the detainees. The government is carrying out torture and repression against Jamaat-e-Islami and Chhatrashibir like a fascist authority just to make the party leaderless in a bid to launch one party rule in the country. It is a democratic and constitutional right of a citizen to hold meeting or to attend rally or procession. I am vehemently protesting and condemning the undemocratic activities, staged drama, harassment, repression and crackdown of the government.
I am declaring nationwide peaceful demonstration on 8th September, Tuesday protesting against the government's repression and demanding the unconditional release of the detained leaders. I am calling upon the wings and front organizations of Jamaat-e-Islami and seeking the assistance of the countrymen to make the declared peaceful demonstration program succesful.
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