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Home  Worldwide  Bangladesh  December, 2004  Anti-Ahmadiyya zealots threaten tough agitation
Anti-Ahmadiyya zealots threaten tough agitation

The Daily Star
Vol. 5 Num 211Sat. December 25, 2004

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Anti-Ahmadiyya zealots threaten tough agitation

Staff Correspondent

Islamist extremists yesterday threatened to go for a tough agitation if all kinds of supports given to the Ahmadiyya community (Kadianis) are not stopped immediately.

They also demanded the government’s resignation on the grounds that so far it has not taken any step to declare the Ahmadiyyas non-Muslim.

Anti-Ahmadiyya campaigners termed Dr Kamal Hossain an enemy of the Muslims as he is conducting a case in the High Court in favour of the Kadianis.

Islamist fanatics under the banners of International Khatme Nabuwat Movement, Bangladesh and Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon yesterday organised two separate meetings after the Juma prayers in front of Baitul Mukarram mosque in the city in protest against the High Court’s stay order on banning Ahmadiyya publications.

“If the government does not take steps to declare the Ahmadiyyas non-Muslim, it will lead to severe clashes in the country which can not be stopped even by the army,” Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon Amir Shah Ahmadulla Ashraf said.

He blasted the journalists of some newspapers for writing in favour of the Ahmadiyyas.

“If the government fails to declare the Ahmadiyya community non-Muslim soon, it will become clear that they (government) are enemy of the Muslims,” said Abdul Khalque, leader of Jamiatul Ulama-I-Islam.

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