Hefajat-e Islam today threatened that if Maulana Saad Kandhalvi is not sent to India by this evening, “prevailing peace and mobility on roads in Dhaka might be hampered”.
Dhaka Metropolitan Hefajat Joint Member Secretary Fazlul Karim Kashemi declared the ultimatum while talking to the journalists after a meeting with a fraction of Hefajat members in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka this afternoon.
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“A group of people are trying to ruin the peace in the country by bringing Maulana Saad in Bangladesh” Kashemi claimed.
When asked why they did not go to Kakrail mosque where Maulana Saad Kandhalvi is staying, the Hefajat leader said they went there in the morning but were not allowed to enter, that’s why they came to Baitul Mukarram.
A faction of the Tabligh Jamaat yesterday blocked the busy Airport Road protesting the arrival of the religious group's top scholar Maulana Saad Kandhalvi from India to attend BiswaIjtema.
Followers of the faction, mostly belonging to radical Islamist group Hefajat-e Islam, sat on the road and chanted slogans against Maulana Saad Kandhalvi for what they claimed were his "controversial comments about the Koran and Sunnah."