Ali Ahsan Mujahid
is currently the Secretary General of the right-wing political party, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
. He was Minister of Social Welfare from 2001 to 2007 in the four-party alliance Bangladesh
government. He opposed liberation of Bangladesh in 1971 and collaborated with the Pakistan Army
during the Bangladesh Liberation War
. He has been accused of not only helping Pakistan Army on the massacre, loot, rape, molestation of Bangladeshi
women; but also leading the killing of the Bangladesh intellectuals
on the 14th December, 1971. The day is known as Intellectual Killing Day
Life in 1971
Mujahid was the president of the East Pakistan
Islamic fundamentalist student organization Islami Chhatra Shangha
and architect of the Razakar paramilitary force
. He was chief of the Al Badar
forces in 1971. Razakar and Al Badr forces main job was to find pro-independence people and handover them to Pakistani Army or sometimes they kill them by torturing.
As soon as the liberation war was declared he formed a battalion of Razakar forces who were only accountable to him. Mujahid then made Feroz Mia the commander of his newly recruited forces and organized arms training for them. Mujahid was also the key figure for the weapons and funds of the organization.
His anti liberation activities were evident from the statements published in the newspapers. While addressing a gathering of Islami Chhatra Shangha
on September 15, 1971, he announced that they should have occupied......