Dhaka, Thursday, October 5, 2006
Khatme Nabuwat threatens to capture Ahmadiyya mosque on Friday
Blasts govt for not declaring Ahmadiyyas non-Muslims
Anti-Ahmadiyya elements, under the banner of the International Khatme Nabuwat Movement Bangladesh on Wednesday, condemned the government for failing to declare Ahmadiyyas ‘non-Muslims’ in the parliament.
Enraged at this, they threatened the government that they would forcibly capture the Ahmadiyya mosque on Hazi Moran Ali Road in Nakhalpara next Friday.
The Nabuwat leaders, blasting the government, said that they had voted for the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami to pass the anti-Ahmadiyya bill in parliament but the government had failed to fulfil their demand.
Protesting against the government’s attitude, they said that it had forced them to take to the streets, and then staged a demonstration, blocking the Tongi Diversion Road at around 4:15pm.
They blocked the arterial road and held a rally at Nabisco crossing after Asr prayers in the presence of the police and other security forces. Traffic movement on the important road remained blocked for more than one hour.
More than 1,000 policemen were deployed at the crossing, GMG Lane, Volvo Lane and Tabani Lane to prevent any untoward incident.
At a gathering near the Ahmadiyya mosque at Tejgaon, the Khatme Nabuwat leaders said that the government had failed to submit the bill in the parliament in the current session, which will force them to capture the Ahmadiyya mosque on Friday.
The police blocked all the roads leading to the mosque. They also stopped traffic movement on the Tongi Diversion Road from the Moghbazar intersection to Mohakhali crossing.
The committee leaders termed the Ahmadiyyas ‘disbelievers’ for their ‘anti-Islamic’ beliefs and activities.
Secretary-general Mohammad Nazmul Haque said, ‘We are ready to even sacrifice our lives and no resistance can make us backtrack from our position.’
‘We will not object to the religious practices of the Ahmadiyyas once they are declared non-Muslims,’ he added.
Nayeb-e-Ameer Aneytullah Abbasi said, ‘The government has made a mistake by not fulfilling our demands, so if the other political parties, including the Awami League, Jatiya Party and Bikolpo Dhara, include our demands in their election manifesto will have our full support in the next election.’
Khatme Nabuwat Ameer Mahamudul Hasan Momotazi said, ‘We do not agree to hold any more discussion, and now we have taken to the streets to enforce the declaration of the Ahmadiyyas as non-Muslims on Friday.’
Addressing Motiur Rahman Nizami, he said ‘You have also failed to keep your commitment by not submitting the bill to the parliament, and you will have to answer to the nation as we and the people have voted you to do this.’