New Delhi: Reacting to execution of top Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami, India today said it was supportive of the judicial process to ensure justice in war crimes committed during the movement for the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.
"The issue of war crimes trial is internal to Bangladesh. It has wide popular support. India has also been supportive of a judicial process to address pending issues of retributive justice for war crimes committed during the movement for the independence of Bangladesh in 1971," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, replying to a question.
Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Nizami was hanged on Tuesday night at Dhaka Central Jail for war crimes committed during Bangladesh's 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan.
The 73-year-old leader of the Bangladesh's largest Islamist party had refused to seek presidential clemency.
Nizami's final appeal against his death sentence for war crimes was rejected by the apex court on May 5.
Clashes broke out between activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and police in several Bangladeshi cities after the execution.