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Thursday, January 8, 2004 : 2100 Hrs
Bangladesh bans books by Muslim sect
Dhaka, Jan 8. (UNI): The Bangladesh government today banned the sale, publication and distribution of all books and booklets on Islam published by the Ahmadiya Muslim Jamaat.
An official announcement said the proscribed publications include Bengali or any other translation (with explanation) of the Quran Majid.
The ban came in the wake of agitation by some Islamic groups, who have also planned demonstrations in the capital tomorrow, for declaring the Kadianis as non-Muslims.
The ban was imposed in view of objectionable materials in such publications that hurt or might hurt the sentiments of the majority Muslim population of Bangladesh, said the announcement of the Bangladesh Home Ministry.
Around 5,00,000 members of the Ahmadiya community live in Bangladesh, where majority Muslims are Sunni.
The Ahmadiya community established in India respects Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Kadiani as a guide of the Muslims after Prophet Mohammad..