Several thousand Muslim devotees took to the streets and staged demonstrations on Friday protesting the derogatory remarks on Prophet Muhammad (SM) by two leaders of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The angry protesters under the banner of Islami Andolon Bangladesh also brought out a procession after Juma prayers from Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital.
Earlier, Islami Andolon Bangladesh announced a protest programme in front of the Indian Embassy in the capital on June 26.
Witnesses said the devotees first brought out several small processions and then all of them congregated under the banner of Islami Andolon Bangladesh at around 3:00pm near the National Mosque.
They were shouting slogans protesting the Prophet (SM) remarks made by the two suspended BJP leaders.
Earlier, a huge number of law enforcers took position in different strategic points in the capital to thwart any kind of untoward incident.
Mufti Fayjul Karim, Nayed-e-Ameer of the party, demanded that the Bangladesh government present a condemnation proposal to India regarding the derogatory comments.
Meanwhile, another group of protesters took to the street and blocked Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Savar Bus Stand area after Juma prayers.
At the same time, another group staged a demonstration in Bipail area in Savar by blocking the Nabinagar-Chandra Highway.