I guess I spoke too soon! Today, the top ten leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, along with the leadership of the Awami League, have been charged with murder. The Worker’s Party has filed a police report claiming that several of its workers were killed as a result of Jamaat and AL hooliganism.
What merit these charges have are anybody’s guess, but no doubt the caretaker government will use it as an excuse to neutralize the leadership of both Jamaat and the Awami League. The caretaker government’s plan is abundantly clear: they want to eviscerate all the major political parties. Will it work? I strongly believe Jamaat to be more robust than either Awami League or BNP, because the former doesn’t rely on personality cults and dynastic politics while the latter do.