Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) president Al Nahean Khan Joy has alleged that Pakistan HighCommission in Dhaka is “secretly funding” hardline Islamist organisation Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladeshto stage protests against India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Taking to Twitter, Joy, the president of BCL, the student wing of Bangladesh ruling Awami League,said: “Pak Flag of Pakistan HC #Dhaka’s #SecretFunding for @HIBofficial @Hefazot to protest againstIndia Flag of India & its PM @narendramodi. We, #secular & #democratic people of #Bangladeshcondemn this attempt by Pak agency #ISI. #Shame on @GovtofPakistan, protector of #Terroristsaround the globe”.
Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh, a massive rally was taken outon Friday in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh was one of the organisers of the rally.An umbrella platform for ulema (religious scholars),
Hefazat-e-Islam was established in 2010 in Chittagong ostensibly to defend Islam from ruling Awami League’s allegedly anti-Islamic policies,especially a proposed policy to confer equal inheritance rights to women.PM Modi is scheduled to arrive on March 26 to celebrate Bangladesh’s 50 years of independence.
According to an official statement, the visit is in connection with the commemoration of threeepochal events – Mujib Borsho, the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Bangladesh and 50 years of Bangladesh’s war of liberation.Prime Minister Modi had last visited Bangladesh in 2015 During the visit, Prime Minister will attend the National Day programme of Bangladesh on March 26 as the guest of honour.