Bnp blames AL, wants probe of Gaffar words against Allah

Bnp blames AL, wants probe of Gaffar words against Allah

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BNP on Sunday demanded an investigation into the matter to find out whether he was provoked my any quarter.
The party also demanded punishment of Bangladesh’s permanent representative to the UN Dr AK Abdul Momen for presenting Gaffar Chowdhury with a crest after making offensive remarks about Allah.
BNP yesterday alleged that government might have instigated the derogatory comments on Allah and Prophet Mohammed (SM) by Abdul Gaffar Chaudhury by hurting the sentiments of Muslims.Party spokesperson Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon made the allegation while addressing a press conference at its headquarters at Naya Paltan in the city.
BNP’s remarks came two day after Abdul Gaffar Chaudhury at a seminar in New York on Friday reportedly said 99 names of Allah were given after the names of idols and have been adopted in Bengali.
Gaffar Chaudhury made the comments while speaking at a discussion meeting on “Bangladesh: Past, Present and Future” at Bangladesh Permanent Mission at the United Nations. Bangladesh representative and ambassador at the UN D AK Abdul Momen conducted the meeting.
Ripon, also international affairs secretary of BNP demanded punishment of Gaffar Chaudhury saying that he hurt the sentiments of the religious people.
“We are sad and frustrated at his comments. We urge him to apology to the Muslim Ummah without any delay since you (Chaudhury) have created resentments among the people of society, state and globe,” he added.
The BNP leader called upon the government to investigate whether there is any hand of Bangladesh foreign minister in it and to take measures against Gaffar Chaudhury.
He questioned as to how could Bangladesh permanent representative to the UN Dr Abdul Momen invited Gaffar Chaudhury at the function as the chief guest.
“Did he take any permission from the ministry of foreign affairs to invite Gaffar Chaudhury? He had committed a heinous crime, if he had not taken permission for it,” he said.
The BNP spokesperson said the comments of Chaudhury against the USA would damage the bilateral relation between the two countries.
On criticism of BNP by Gaffar Chaudhury, he said any one can criticise the party since it is a democratic party and BNP would reply if the criticism is constructive.
Assistant office secretary Abdul Latif Jony, Asadul Karim Shahin, among others, were present at the press conference. – Staff Reporter

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