Threat by Khatme Nabuat
Trishal Ahmadiyyas demand security
Our Correspondent, Mymensingh
Leaders of panic-gripped Ahmadiyya Muslim community at a press conference at here Friday evening demanded security of their life and property in the face of threat by International Khatme Nabuat Movement, Bangladesh (IKNNB).
The IKNNB earlier threatened to ‘capture’ the Ahmadiyya mosque at Bhatipara village in Dhanikhalsa unio in Trishal on February 10.
Addressing the press conference, Abdul Awal Khan said, “We are Muslims and want peaceful co-existence with all communities”.
Awal Khan, mission-in-charge of the Ahmadiyya community, alleged that some vested quarters are trying to create anarchy in the name of religion for personal gains. Islam does not allow this.
“As the country is run by laws, we seek guarantee that nobody can do any harm to us, which is guaranteed by the Constitution”, he said.
“We seek protection by the administration”, he said.
He also said over 200 people of Bhatipara village earlier sought security by the local administration.
Central leaders of Ahmadiyya community including Ahmed Tafsir Chowdhury, Mir Tarik Ali and local leaders Amir Hosain and Prof Dr. Muzahid Ali of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) were present at the press conference.
Earlier, they met Mymensingh Police Superintendent Abdullahel Baki Friday afternoon at his office.
The SP assured them of all possible steps for their security, they told the press conference. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police visited Bhatipara village.
Earlier, on February 28, Monjur Anam filed a general diary (GD) with Trishal thana after the IKNMB announced its programme.
The IKNMB has been demanding for long that the government declare Ahmadiyyas non-Muslims.