Fear attacks on Friday: Ahmadiyyas seek active govt action
By Staff Reporter
Apr 19, 2005, 12:41
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Bangladesh yesterday demanded active cooperation of the government to bring an end to the horrible attacks on the men, women and children of their community at Sundarban area in Jatindranagar under Shyamnagar upazila in Satkhira district.
“We want that the government takes steps to resolve such horrific situation. We want our constitutional and human rights protected,” said Meer Mobassher Ali, Nayeb National Ameer of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Bangladesh while addressing a press conference at their central office in Bakshi Bazar in the city yesterday.
Mobassher Ali alleged that some 10,000 extremist people under the banner of International Khatme Nabuwat launched attacks on unarmed Ahmadiyya community at remote village Jatindranagar in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira district on April 17 last.
They also attacked the houses of ten peace-loving Ahmadiyya members there and looted their houses. During the attacks, six Ahmadiyya women and children were seriously injured. Two of them were sent to Dhaka for treatment.
“Incidents of looting are still taking place there,” he said.
The Nayeb National Ameer also expressed the apprehension that the extremist fundamentalists would launch an attack on the Ahmadiyya Mosque at Gharilal under Koira thana at the south of Jatindranagar on Friday according to their prior announcement.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Bangladesh Secretary AK Rezaul Karim and Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Dhaka Nayebe Ameer-2 Mohammad Matiur Rahman were present at the press conference.
Besides, Justice KM Sobhan, writer Shahriar Kabir Justice Shamsuddin Ahmed, Kazi Mukul, General Secretary of Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee and Sector Commander of the War of Liberation Col (Retd) Shawkat Ali were present at the press conference.
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