Press statement by SYED SIDDIQUL HASAN GILANI, Chief of the Parliamentary Affairs of the Jamaat-i-Islami on March 13, 1971 at Lahore


Syed Siddiqul Hasan Gilani, Chief of the Parliamentary Affairs of the Jamaati­Islami, said here today that the responsibility for the present crisis lay with Mr. Z. A. Bhutto, the People's Party Chief, who had aggravated the situation by threatening to boycott the National Assembly session on March 3.


In a Press statement here today, he maintained that the present constitutional deadlock had been created by the PPP Chief after his failure to get any share in Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Government at the Centre.


The dispute, which was basically between Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Mr. Bhutto, he said, had now brought the two Wings of the country in confrontation.


The country's unity and integrity was now being threatened seriously while the PPP leaders were trying to "hoodwink the people on one pretext or the other and hiding their intrigues against the country".


(THE DAWN, Karachi-March 14, 1971)



Source: Bangladesh Documents, vol – I, p. 233-234