Khatme Nabuat holds rally near Ahmadiya mosque in Khulna
STAFF CORRESPONDENT, KHULNA
Dec 11: The local activists of International Khatme Nabuat Movement Bangladesh (IKNMB) staged demonstration in the close vicinity of Ahmadiya Mosque Complex (AMC) at Nirala residential area of Khulna city this afternoon protesting the “disappearance” of the signboard in which IKNMB had earlier declared the Nirala mosque of the Ahmadiyas as “Upasanalaya (worship place) of Quadianies”.
Sources said, IKNMB activists have accused the members of the Ahmadiya Muslim Jamaat (AMJ) of removing the signboard on Thursday and Friday night. The secretary of AMJ Omar Farook said that none of their members was involved in the removal of the signboard, which was put up by IKNMB activists several months back.
About 250 activists of IKNMB took part in today’s agitation against the Quadianies. Though there was no outburst of violence, tension ran high in the locality during the anti-Quadiany programme.
At a rally near the Ahmadiya Mosque Complex, the activists of IKNMB threatened that they would launch a severe action programme against them if the signboard, which they put up months back declaring the Ahmadiya mosque as “Upasanalaya”, is not raised by the members of the Ahmadiya community by tomorrow (Monday) morning.
Presided over by Lutfur Rahman, the rally was addressed, amongst others, by Shaikh Shahidul Islam and Emdadul Haque. Speakers at the rally demanded of the government to declare the Quadianies as non-Muslims.
When contacted this evening, AMJ secretary Omar Farook said that the activists of IKNMB have threatened to socially boycott the followers of Ahmadiya Muslim Jamaat. “They have also threatened to launch physical attack on us”, added Farook.
Security has been beefed up by the police at and around the Ahmadiya Mosque Complex.