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Home  Worldwide  Bangladesh  April, 2005  Fresh threat to besiege Ahmadiyya complex
Fresh threat to besiege Ahmadiyya complex

The Daily Star
Vol. 5 Num 326Thu. April 28, 2005

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Fresh threat to besiege Ahmadiyya complex
Satkhira bigots demand withdrawal of cases

Our Correspondent, Satkhira

The International Khatme Nabuat Movement, Bangladesh (IKNMB) has threatened to lay siege on the Ahmadiyya Complex in Shyamnagar on June 1 if the cases filed against the Khatme Nabuat leaders are not withdrawn.

The threat came from the central leaders of Khatme Nabuat at a religious function in Shyamnagar on Tuesday night where they strongly protested the cases filed by two Ahmadiyya members on Tuesday.

The Khatme Nabuat leaders demanded withdrawal of the cases by May 30, otherwise they will lay siege on the Ahmadiyya Complex at Jyotindranagar in Shyamnagar. They said they were falsely implicated in the cases.

IKNMB’s Nayeb-e Amir Noor Hossain Nurani, other leaders Maulana Abdul Khaleq, Maulana Abdul Maled Al Madani and Mufti Hafizur Rahman, among others, spoke at the function chaired by Maulana Ehsanur Rahman.

The IKNMB Satkhira unit also declared a month-long agitation as part of their campaign against Ahmadiyya sect. It held a rally and brought out a procession in the district town yesterday morning.

The IKNMB leaders at the rally criticised a section of national dailies for running a series of “false” reports on IKNMB. They also threatened journalists of dire consequences for the anti-IKNMB reports.

Meanwhile, a new organisation formed by the members of civil society “Sampradayik Samprittee Rakkha Committee” [Committee to maintain communal harmony] held a rally and brought out a procession in the town yesterday.

Speakers at the rally criticised the attack on Ahmadiyyas and the fresh threat by the IKNMB. They submitted a memorandum to the prime minister through Satkhira Deputy Commissioner seeking protection of the Ahmadiyyas.

Religious bigots of IKNMB on April 17 attacked the Ahmadiyya community, injuring over 50 people including women and children, and looted at least 10 houses at Sundarban Bazar of Shyamnagar upazila.

Two Ahmadiyya members on Tuesday filed separate cases in court accusing the IKNMB members of the attack.

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