Hefazat leader resigns

Staff Correspondent

24 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Hefazat-e-Islam Brahmanbaria district unit’s joint general secretary and central committee member Mufti Abdur Rahim Quasemi resigned from his posts seeking justice for those involved in the violence carried out in Brahmanbaria from March 26 to 28.

He came up with the announcement of his resignation in a written statement to local journalists on Friday.

In his written statement, Mufti Quasemi said, “The extreme rampage caused by Hefazat-e-Islam across the country over the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of independence is unprecedented and inhumane. Islam does not allow the loss of life and damage to properties in any way.”

He said that neither he nor any student of madrasas under his supervision took part in the vandalism and arson attack that occurred during Hefazat’s programme.

“I am not involved in any of the ongoing activities of Hefajat-e-Islam. I am officially resigning from all the activities of Hefajat and from the posts of national and district committees,” he added.

The influential leader of Hefazat-e-Islam urged the government to identify those involved in the violence and bring them to book.

Earlier, on December 1 last year, Abdur Rahim Quasemi was released from Jamiya Islamia Younusia Madrasa due to internal feuds.

However, he didn’t receive any letter from Hefajat-e-Islam’s Brahmanbaria district unit or central committee in this regard.