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Home  Worldwide  Bangladesh  July, 2005  Fresh threat …
Fresh threat haunts Satkhira Ahmadiyyas

The Daily Star
Vol. 5 Num 419Sun. July 31, 2005


Fresh threat haunts Satkhira Ahmadiyyas
Khatme Nabuat holds rally, threatens to capture their mosque on January 1 next year

Our Correspondent, Satkhira

Over 5000 Ahmadiyyas in Jyotindranagar in Shyamnagar upazila are in panic following a renewed threat by Khatme Nabuat Movement Bangladesh (KNMB) that their mosque at Sundarban Bazar would be captured on January 1 next year unless the government declares them non-Muslims by December 31.

The threat was given by Noor Hossain Nurani, Senior Nayeb-e-Amir of KNMB and central leader of Islami Shashantantra Andolon (ISA) at a public meeting at Kulia Bazar in Debhata upazila on Tuesday, organised by ISA.

The ISA Debhata unit chief Master Abdul Khaleq chaired the meeting, addressed by, among others, Syed Nesar Uddin Ahmed Babla and Sheikh Mizanur Rahman.

Nurani said supporters of KNMB and ISA will intensify their agitation to compel the government to bow to their demands.

Nurani also accused ruling BNP of flouting their election pledge to take steps to establish Islamic values in society.

He called upon the people to unite to resist the politics of Jamaat, saying it is the “main enemy of Islam”.

The four-party alliance came to power with the support of pro-Islamic forces. The people will reject it (government) in the next parliamentary polls if it continues to shelter Jammat, he said.

“The BNP-Jamaat government is now cheating 14 crore Muslims of Bangladesh by not declaring Ahmadiyyas non-Muslim. Sheltering Ahmadiyyas is acting against Islam”, he said.

Other speakers said, the party that will declare Ahmadiyyas non-Muslim will get support of Muslim clerics in the next polls.

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