Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin (Bengali: চৌধুরী মঈনুদ্দীন) is the chairman of Muslim Aid, Vice-Chairman of East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre. He has been accused of participating in war crimes during Liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971 as the Operations-in-Charge of Al-Badr.
Mr. Mueen-Uddin was a special editor of the London-based weekly Dawat and a leader of the London-based Jamaat organization Dawatul Islam. He was Deputy Director (1995–2005) of the Islamic Foundation, Markfield, Leicestershire which acts as the UK headquarters of the Pakistani Jamaat-e-Islami. He is a Director of Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the The United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS), a member of Multi Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy (MFGHC), Chairman of Muslim Aid, Vice Chairman of East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre.
Alleged War CrimesEdit
In 1971, Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, a former member of (ICS), became a member of Al-Badr - a gang constituted of members of the ICS to support and assist the Pakistan army against Mukti Bahini during Liberation war of Bangladesh.
Mr. Mueen-Uddin was identified by the wife of Mufazzal Haider Chaudhury, a Professor of Bengali in Dhaka University as one of the abductors of her husband. He is a prime suspect of abduction of Golam Mustofa, a fellow reporter of their paper Daily Purbodesh.
Dr Mohammad Mortaza and Prof Sirajul Haq, the teachers of Dhaka University were taken away by Al-Badr gang on December 14, 1971. Dr Mortoza's wife and Prof Sirajul's son could identify two of the abductors. Mr. Mueen-Uddin was one of them.
Professor Farida Banu, sister of murdered intellectual Professor Giasuddin, filed a case with Ramna Police Station on September 24, 1997, against two Al-Badr cadres, for killing her brother on December 14 in 1971. Mr. Mueen-Uddin was one of those accused. The investigation officer of the case, senior assistant superintendent Munshi Atiqur Rahman, (presently retired) proclaimed that after a primary investigation they sent the file to home ministry. In January 2000, the home ministry sent the file to the law ministry and it never came back.
A report was published on The Guardian describing Mr. Mueen-Uddin’s acts in the Liberation war of Bangladesh. But the report was withdrawn upon receiving a complaint from the solicitors of Mr. Mueen-Uddin.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 An online archive of chronology of events, documentations, audio, video, images, media reports and eyewitness accounts of the 1971 Genocide in Bangladesh
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 The website of Multi-Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A report on New Age, a daily Newspaper, December 2005.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Genocide 1971, An Account Of The Killers And Collaborators Genocide ’71, published by Muktijuddha Chetana Bikash Kendra, 5th Edition, p. 185, 248.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Fox Butterfield's report in New York Times on January 3, 1972.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Fox Butterfield's report in New York Times on January 3, 1972.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Fox Butterfield's report in New York Times on January 3, 1972.
- ↑ "The Dark Side of the Muslim Council of Britain" - An article by Chris Blackburn published in FrontPage Magazine on February 3, 2005.
- ↑ The Times, July 29, 2004.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 A report on The Daily Star, a daily Newspaper, December 14, 2009.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 A report on The Daily Star, a daily Newspaper, December 14, 2007.
- ↑ A report on New Age, a daily Newspaper, December 2005.
- ↑ A report on The Guardian
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