Stop state sponsored torture on imprisoned Islamic leaders of Bangladesh: Intl. Islamic Fiqh Council
The International Islamic Fiqh Council, belonging to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), in its twenty-first session in Mecca has demanded to stop state sponsored torture on imprisoned Islamic thinker and leaders of Bangladesh and their immediate release. Inaugurated by governor of Mecca, Prince Khalid Al Faisal Al Saud and presided over by grand mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh the meeting was held from 12 to 15th December in Mecca.
The board expressed its support to the causes of the oppressed leaders. They expressed concern over the fact that the recent process of the secularization in Bangladesh may distant this Muslim country from rest of the Muslim Ummah. The purpose of the process is nothing but keeping the people away from the teaching of the Quran resulting a threat toward the sovereignty of Bangladesh.
Islamic scholars from 65 participating countries asked King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and heads of the Muslim countries to take practical steps to save Bangladesh from this heinous process of secularization and actions to stop the conspiracy against Islamic activists.
The board gave responsibly to the Muslim World League (Rabita al-Alam al-Islami) to look into the issue of torture of Islamic leaders and extend all possible supports.
The board also expressed concern over the systematic persecution of Muslims of Myanmar and urged OIC to take leadership in establishing the rights of Muslims in Myanmar.