04 August, 2021

The Monster Breathes Air

The Jamaat-e-Islami isn’t all villainy. India needs to engage with this part of Bangladesh.

The Monster Breathes Air

Truth About Jamaat

  • Labelled fundamentalist, the Jamaat (right, Jamaat leader Sayedee, who was sentenced to death after being held guilty for crimes in ’71) isn’t guilty of sectarian violence against Hindus
  • Hindus, often oppressed economically, have their lives secure
  • The BJI has relinquished its goal of establishing the ‘rule of Allah’; also promised to reserve 33 per cent organisational posts for women


The best thing about Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (BJI) is that it doesn’t kill Hindus simply because of their faith. To be honest, the Jamaat pales into insignificance before monstrous Hindutva outfits that regularly target...

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