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Home  Worldwide  Bangladesh  August, 2004  Bigots to keep laying siege to Ahmadiyya mosques
Bigots to keep laying siege to Ahmadiyya mosques

The Daily Star
Vol. 5 Num 81Mon. August 16, 2004

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Bigots to keep laying siege to Ahmadiyya mosques

Staff Correspondent

Khatme Nabuwat Andolon Parishad Bangladesh (KNAPB) yesterday said they will keep on laying siege to Ahmadiyya mosques across the country as long as the Ahmadiyyas identify their place of worship as a mosque.

KNAPB in a press conference in the city yesterday voiced the vow.

“As the Ahmadiyya community has no right to claim themselves to be Muslims then how dare they post a signboard reading mosque in front of their place of worship,” said Abdul Khalique while addressing the press conference.

KNAPB leaders once again demanded the government declare the Ahmadiyya community non-Muslims because they do not accept Prophet Hazrat Mohammed (SM) as the last prophet.

KNAPB would make an issue of it in the next general election if the government does not meet the demand.

The KNAPB leaders said they are suspicious of motives of the statement by the Human Rights Commission of the UN that expressed concern over Ahmadiyya repression in the country.

The United Nations, however, keeps mum when Muslims are repressed in Iraq and Palestine, they added.

“The government should not take its stance against 12 crore Muslims to protect the interest of a handful of Kadianis,” Khalique told the press conference.

He observed it amounts to a gross misinterpretation of the Holy Qur’an when the Ahmadiyyas identify themselves as Muslims.

KNAPB leaders also claimed that Jamaat-e-Islami, a part of the coalition government, who too wants Ahmadiyyas to be declared non-Muslims, has extended its support to KNAPB in its campaign against Ahmadiyyas.

“In 1993, a High Court bench of Justice Abdul Jalil and Justice Mohammed Fazlul Karim declared Kadianis non-Muslims and 50 Islamic states including Saudi Arabia declared Kadianis non-Muslims,” Khalique said.

Our staff correspondent from Khulna adds: Security around the Ahmadiyya mosque in Khulna city was tightened as International Khatme Nabuwat Movement Bangladesh (IKNMB) stubbornly resisted removal of the signboard they posted there on Friday night.

IKNMB zealots on Friday night in presence of police hung a signboard reading “Khulna Nirala -- the Kadiani Upashanalaya” against the original signboard that read “Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Khulna”.

They forcibly hung the new signboard what they said was to caution the Muslims not to be fooled into taking the Ahmadiyya Mosque complex as a mosque and offering prayers there.

IKNMB on August 13 agreed not to lay siege to Ahmadiyya Mosque Complex at Nirala Residential Area and evict Ahmadiyyas on condition that they be allowed to change the original signboard, said Deputy Commissioner (South) Akbar Ali of Khulna Metropolitan Police.

Meanwhile, on Saturday morning the new signboard was found missing but later at noon it was again seen hanging there.

“We are yet to identify who removed the new signboard and who hung it again,” said Mosharaf Hossain, officer-in-charge of Khulna Police Station.

KMP authorities have posted a large number of policemen in riot gear at Nirala Residential Area.


The claim about 1993 court judgement declaring Ahmadiyya as non-Muslim as well as 50 countries is absolutely false. A copy of the judgement will be uploaded shortly.

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