Hizb ut-Tahrir strongly condemns the recent violence being perpetrated against the people of the Hindu community. We condemn in even stronger terms the government’s failure to protect their blood and property, and provide them due security. We are also disturbed by reports in the media that the ruling party men are involved and in some cases leading the violence.
It is well known that under the current secular system both the Awami League alliance which gives lip service to “non-communal politics” and their partners in the ruling regime – the BNP alliance, carry out acts of repression against the people of other faiths and view them from the perspective of what political gains they can achieve from them such as their utility during elections.
It is only the Islamic ruling which can provide unfettered security for the life, blood, religion, honour and property of the people of other faiths. The Khilafah is not a theocratic state for the Muslims only. Rather it is a state for all peoples and non-Muslims are treated equally as citizens of the state. They cannot be coerced to change their religion, no discriminatory policies against them can be adopted by the state nor can any type of harm be allowed to come to them. Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
«أَلا مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْسًا مُعَاهِدًا لَهُ ذِمَّةُ اللَّهِ وَذِمَّةُ رَسُولِهِ فَقَدْ أَخْفَرَ بِذِمَّةِ اللَّهِ، فَلا يُرَحْ رَائِحَةَ الْجَنَّةِ، وَإِنَّ رِيحَهَا لَيُوجَدُ مِنْ مَسِيرَةِ سَبْعِينَ خَرِيفًا»
“Whosoever persecuted a dhimmi (non-Muslim citizen), usurped his right or took work from him beyond his capacity or took something from him with evil intentions, I shall be a complainant against him on the Day of Judgement.”
Hizb ut-Tahrir calls upon the non-Muslims citizens of the country to unite with the rest of the people in demanding material support from the sincere officers in the military to overthrow the ruling Awami-BNP regime and transfer the authority to the party to establish the Islamic ruling which will implement the justice of Islam and bring an end to the oppression of the Awami-BNP. And we call upon the Muslims to perform their obligation of seeking material support from the sincere officers so that the Khilafah is established soon and we may become free of the sin of not protecting the non-Muslims citizens. May Allah سبحانه وتعالى protect us on the Day of Judgment when RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم will be a witness against us if we failed in performing our duty to protect our fellow citizens.
Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Wilayah Bangladesh
Friday 9th Rabii’ al-Awwal 1435 AH