Hundreds of people on friday assembled in north kashmir’s Qazipora area of bandipora district and offered funeral prayers in absentia for Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami, under the supervision of Emaam-e- Jamia masjid Qazipora Fayaz Ahmad Khan.
Motiur Rahman Nizami who was executed for alleged crimes committed during the ‘war of independence’ from Pakistan in 1971.
Nizami led Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami. He was the fourth leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party to have been executed since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina set up a war crimes tribunal to look into abuses during the independence war.
2015 Kashmir Despatch