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Home  Worldwide  Bangladesh  January, 2006  Panic grips …
Panic grips Trishal Ahmaddiyas

The Daily Star
Vol. 5 Num 596Tue. January 31, 2006


Panic grips Trishal Ahmaddiyas
Khatme Nabuat Movement to capture their mosque on Feb 10: GD filed

Our Correspondent, Mymensingh

Panic has gripped the Ahmaddiya comunity at Dhanikhola village in Trishal upazila as the International Khatme Nabuat Movement, Bangladesh (IKNMB) threatened to ‘capture’ their mosque there on February 10.

Advocate Monjur Anam, a member of the community, lodged a general diary (GD) with Trishal police station on January 28, seeking security of their life and property.

“We feel insecure after the IKNMB announcement to capture our mosque. We have requested authorities to take steps for our security,” he said.

On contact, the Officer-in-Charge of Trishal police station admitted filing of the GD by Monzur Anam. “We will take steps if any move is taken to capture the mosque”, he said.

The OC said IKNMB activists are distributing leaflets and holding meetings in different areas in Trishal upazila in favour of their programme.

Mymensingh Police Superintendent Abdullahel Baki could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.

But no step has been taken yet to stop activities of IKNMB, said a police source. There are about 200 people of Ahmaddiya community in Dhanikhola, the source said.

Earlier on January 24, at a press conference held at Abbasia Alia Madrassah in Trishal, IKNMB President Mufti Noor Hossain Noorani announced that the Ahmaddiya mosque at Dhanikhola would be ‘captured’ at 11 am on February 10 after a rally.

He also said that mass contact and publicity in support of the move would continue till February 9. IKNMB leaders Mufti Mofazzol Hossain, Mahbub Habib and Abu Taher also spoke at the press conference.

The IKNMB has been demanding for long that the government declare Ahmaddiyas non-Muslims.

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