Islami parties for cintinued movement till Latif rearrest

Islami parties for cintinued movement till Latif rearrest

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Different Islamic parties and organisations including Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh yesterday vowed to continue non-stop movement until sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique is not arrested and brought to justice for hurting the religious sentiments.
Leaders of the Islamic organisations while addressing rallies in the city and elsewhere in the country demanded capital punishment of Latif Siddique and warned that they won’t return to homes, until he (Latif) was not given death sentence.
The Hafazat leaders regretted that Latif Siqqique has been freed in the month of Ramazan, when Almighty Allah enchained Satan.Thousands of Muslim devotees joined the pre-announced two major rallies organised by Hefazat-e-Islam in front of Aderkilla Jame Mosque in Chittagong and in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital.
Leaders and activists of different Islamic parties and organisations including Islami Oikya Jote, Khelafat Majlish, Jamiyat-e-Ulemaye Islam, Nezam-e-Islami Party, Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish and Islami Shasontantra Chhatra Andolon also joined the rallies.
Addressing the rally in front of Baitul Mukarram, Maulana Nur Hossain Kashemi, convenor of cu=ity unit if Hefazat-Islam, termed Latif as an apostate and said he must be brought under book.
“The government must enact a law providing for capital punishment for hurting religious sentiments. Our movement will continue until the demand is not fulfilled,” he said.
Junayed Al Habib, member-secretary, Nayeb-e-Amir Obaidullah Faruque, Khelafat Majlish secretary general Dr Ahmad Abdul Qader, Dhaka city president Sheikh Golam Asgar, Bangladesh Islami Shasontantra Chhatra Andolon president Sheikh Nurul Islam Al Amin, Nezam-e-Islam Party chairman Advocate Abdur Rouf, among others, were present on the occasion.
The demonstrators also brought out procession from Paltan to Zero Point, Dainik Bangla crossing, Bijoynagar, Baitul Mukarram north gate area.
Meanwhile, Chittagong city chapter of Hefazat-e-Islam staged demonstration and brought a procession demanding arrest and capital punishment of the sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique.
Earlier on Tuesday, the organisation issued an ultimatum to arrest Abdul Latif by Thursday.
The organisation threatened to go for a tougher programme if the former minister is not arrested immediately.
The procession brought out of Anderkillah Shahi Masjid paraded different strategic points of the city and concluded on Chittagong Press Club premises.
While addressing at the gathering before Anderkillah Masjid, Mainuddin Ruhi, central joint secretary general of Hefajat, said that the movement against the atheists started from Chittagong back in 2013.
“We will resume the movement from Chittagong demanding death penalty of the notorious atheist Abdul Latif Siddique,” said Ruhi.
“We will continue our movement and reinforce it after Ramzan,” vowed Ruhi.
“The government has staged a drama with the people on Latif Siddique. The people now want to see the conclusion of the drama. Hefajat-e-Islam Nayeb-e-Ameer Mufti Izharul Islam Chowdhury is not granted bail in just one case while Latif is bailed in 19 cases,” said Azizul Haque Islamabadi, organising secretary of Hefajat.
“Latif has enraged the people of the country through passing defamatory comments on Islam and the Prophet. We will lay down our lives for protecting Islam, if necessary,” added Islamabadi.
“The Muslims are peace-loving. However, they become ferocious for saving the religion. There is still time to hang Latif. Otherwise, the Islam-loving people will take the law into their hands,” said Abdul Wahab, leader of Hefajat.
“Time has come to built fort in every house. The Islam-loving people should stay at home. We should take preparation for jihad to drive the atheists out of the country,” said ANM Ahmad Ullah, Publicity Secretary of Hefajat.
Our correspondents from different districts including Tangail and Chandpur and report that the Islamic organizations staged demonstrations and brought processions demanding the arrest and trial of Latif Siddique immediately.
It may be mentioned that the sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique was freed on June 29 after he had obtained bail in cases filed against him on charges of hurting religious sentiment of the Muslims.
The former minister secured bail in 17 cases in two phases – in 10 cases on June 23 and in seven cases on May 26 – from the High Court.
Among the 28 cases Latif was implicated in, now, the former minister has bail pending in 11.
The former telecommunication minister Abdul Latif Siddique sued for making derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed (SM), Hajj and Tablig Jamaat on September 28, last year. He was addressing a views-exchange meeting with New York expatriates Bangladeshi citizens from Tangail. – Staff Reporter

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