Again Death Tolls in Fire: Failing to secure People Lives and Drowning in the Depths of Mega-Corruption, Hasina Government’s claim of so-called Development is clearly a Deception

02 March, 2019
Ref: 1440-06/03             Friday 17th Jumadal Akhira 1440 AH               22/02/2019 CE

Press Release

Again Death Tolls in Fire:
Failing to secure People Lives and Drowning in the Depths of Mega-Corruption, Hasina Government’s claim of so-called Development is clearly a Deception
Today (Friday, 22/02/2019) after the Jummah prayer, Hizb ut Tahrir, Wilayah Bangladesh, organized protests at various mosques in Dhaka and Chittagong against Hasina regime’s gross negligence about securing people’s lives and properties. Speakers at those events said in their speech that: It seems that under this corrupt Hasina regime the death tolls in deadly fire are not going to stop! On Wednesday night, a horrible fire broke out in the Churihatta Shahi Masjid area of Chawkbazar, and one of the densely populated areas of Old Dhaka immediately turned into a land of death and destruction. The dead include residents, passersby, passengers stuck in the traffic, shopkeepers, customers, and even doctors along with their patients, as if a mini nuclear bomb was dropped and people died in moments, in whatever states they were in.

The speakers also said, O Muslims! You may not have forgotten of Nimtoli tragedy nine years ago, during the regime of this same Hasina, a fire sparked for similar reasons that killed 123 people in this same Old Dhaka; you may not have forgotten the fire of Tajrin Fashion factory or the tragedy of Rana Plaza. Every time, Hasina in her attempts to cover up her failure and to protect the interest her coterie of capitalists, resorted to various deceitful tactics – at Nimtoli, Hasina ‘adopted’ as her ‘daughters’ two girls who lost their family in the fire, and in Rana Plaza, she staged the ‘Reshma drama’, a fake rescue – surely, a cruel mockery with the victims, and Hasina is an expert in the art of deception. So, do not be deceived any more by her regime’s false promises of solving your problems. Hasina is not accountable to the people, and by systematically stopping the supply of natural gas in the city, she is forcing people to buy expensive gas cylinders which are often the cause of explosion and of killing people. On the one hand, she is depriving the people from their very basic rights, and on the other hand she is submerged in the depths of mega-corruption in ‘Mega Projects’ from which she and her favored coterie are looting the people’s wealth relentlessly. However, she is also shamelessly boasting about her so-called development in these ‘mega projects’ and is celebrating the success of her government!

O Muslims! Is this the success the government is celebrating, that they successfully restaged the same killing episode where people die in mass and their relatives can only lament! O Allah! Save us from cruel heartless rulers like Hasina who do not care about the life and death of the people. Our beloved prophet (saw) said, “A believer should not be stung twice from the same hole” [Bukhari]. O Muslims, how many times will we fall into the same hole of Hasina’s ruling, how many times will we have to be burnt from the same fire? Reject her tyrannical rule immediately and accelerate the movement of reestablishing the Khilafah Rasidah (rightly guided caliphate) under the leadership of Hizb ut Tahrir.

The Prophet (saw) said “….The Imam of people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects…..” [Bukhari & Muslim]. O Muslims! We need that guardian more than ever, not only to save us from the fire of Hasina but also to save our fellow Rohingya Muslims from the fire of the Buddhist Myanmar and to save our fellow Muslims in Kashmir from the fire of Mushrik India.

The speakers finished their speech with du’a: O Allah! We seek magfirah (forgiveness) for the departed souls of the dead so that You (swt) forgive them and grant them Jannah, grant patience to their families, and we seek the downfall of Hasina regime and the quick reestablishment of the Khilafah Rasidah. Ameen!

Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir, Wilayah Bangladesh