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Tension high in Khulna as Ahamadiyyas threatened again

New Age, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Monday, December 12, 2005
Tension high in Khulna as Ahamadiyyas threatened again
STAFF CORRESPONDENT, Khulna

Tension is running high in Khulna city as the local unit of the International Khatme Nabuat Movement Bangladesh besieged a corner of the Ahmadiyya Mosque Complex at Nirala in Khulna city in the late afternoon on Sunday, demanding that the Ahmadiyyas be declared non-Muslim. They also tried to re-attach the signboard of Upasanalaya of Quadianis at the mosque complex.

Sheikh Shahidul Islam said that if any Muslim fought against the Ahmadiyyas, he would be a ‘shaheed’ (martyr), and threatened that the Muslims would expel the Ahmadiyyas from the country if they were not declared non-Muslim.
   The siege began after unidentified persons pulled down the signboard, reading ‘This is the upasanalaya of Quadianis, so no Muslim should enter here thinking it to be a mosque’, from the Ahmaddiya Mosque Complex in the early hours of Friday, said the locals of the area.

    The Khatme Nabuat had hoisted the signboard eight months back, said the Ahmadiyya members.

   The local Khatme Nabuat leaders, while addressing the rally, blamed Ahmadiyyas for pulling down the signboard and threatened that they would confine the Ahmadiyyas to their residences if they do not re-attach the signboard.

   Chaired by Khulna city 24 no ward unit of IKNMB president, Lutfar Rahman, the siege-cum-rally was addressed by the unit’s joint secretary Sheikh Shahidul Islam, Maolana Emdadul Haque and a number of local leaders.

   Sheikh Shahidul Islam said that if any Muslim fought against the Ahmadiyyas, he would be a ‘shaheed’ (martyr), and threatened that the Muslims would expel the Ahmadiyyas from the country if they were not declared non-Muslim.

   ‘They (Ahmadiyyas) will not come out of their residences from tomorrow, and we will beat them with bamboo sticks wherever we find them,’ Shahidul declared, adding that they would demolish the abodes of the Ahmadiyyas.

   ‘Declare the Ahmaddiyas non-Muslims or we will resist them,’ said Khulna city 24 no ward unit of Khatme Nabuat’s president Lutfar Rahman, while addressing the rally as the chairperson.

   The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat’s residential secretary Omar Farukh, while talking to New Age, expressed the fear that they would not be able to come out of their houses, adding that Khatme Nabuat members are verbally abusing them and trying to stop them from shopping.

   M Akbar Ali, the deputy commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan Police, told New Age that they have deployed a number of police inside and outside the Ahmadiyya Mosque Complex at Nirala. ‘We are sincere about ensuring the security of the Ahmadiyyas,’ he added.

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