A delegation of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh held a long meeting with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal at his residence in Dhanmondi of the capital on Tuesday night.
They placed a four-point demand, including release of the recently arrested leaders, to the minister. Besides, they talked to the minister on various issues.Member Secretary of the newly formed convening committee of the organisation Maulana Nurul Islam Jihadi led the 10-member delegation.
Former vice president of the organisation Maulana Ataullah Hafezi, Secretary General of BEFAQ Maulana Mahfuzul Haque, elder brother of Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque, Maulana Mizanur Rahman and Maulana Habibullah Miazi were among others in the delegation.
At that time State Minister for Religious Affairs Faridul Haque Khan was present.
The delegates entered the residence of the minister at 9:20pm and came out around 12:00pm.
After emerging from the meeting, Nurul Islam Jihadi told journalists that they placed a four-point demand to the minister and he (minister) assured them of considering their demands.
The demands include release of the recently arrested leaders of the Hefazat, stopping of raids by law enforcers to arrest the Hefazat leaders and activists, withdrawal of the cases filed against them in 2013 and opening of Qawmi madrasas.Sources said that the Hefazat leaders told the minister that they would form their central committee excluding the leaders of political parties.
They showed their interest in reforming the management system of the Qawmi madrasas.