Hefazat won’t interfere in Mamunul’s personal affair

Staff Correspondent

12 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: Describing the ‘controversies’ about its leader Maulana Mamunul Haque as personal, Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh has said it will not interfere in his personal affair.

Hefazat Ameer Junaid Babunagari said this after a meeting of the top leaders of the organisation held at Hahazari Madrasa on Sunday.

No discussion was held about the personal matter of Mamunul and expelling him from the organisation at the meeting, he said.

The Hafazat chief demanded withdrawal of ‘false’ cases filed against their leaders, activists and others.

He also demanded release of innocent persons and urged the authorities concerned to arrest those responsible after scrutinising CCTV camera footage.

Babunagari said the authorities will have to keep the Qawmi madrasas outside the purview of the lockdown.

He also called for keeping mosques open during Ramadan.

The organisation also announced to hold ‘National Ulema-Mashayek Conference’ at Hathazari Madrasa on May 29 next.

A total of 35 central leaders attended the meeting chaired by Babunagari.

Hefazat activists unleashed violence in many parts of the country on March 26-28 protesting the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh and during hartal.

Police filed nearly three dozen cases against more than 17,000 unidentified people following the violence.

On the other hand, local people caught Mamunul along with a woman from Royal Resort in Narayanganj on April 3.