Hathajari, Chottogram::Terming Mamunul Haque’s recent controversy as personal matter, Hefazat-e-Islam Ameer Junaid Babungari has said that they will not interfere in the issue.
He came up with the remarks after a meeting attended by top Hefazat leaders at Hathazari Madrasa in Chattogram on Sunday.
“No personal matter was discussed in today’s meeting. The controversy over joint secretary general Mamunul Haque is very personal. There was no talk of exempting anyone from the party,” he said.
Central Publicity Secretary Maulana Zakaria Noman told The Business Standard, “Recently various propaganda is going on Facebook about Hefazat-e-Islam. Rumour has also been spread saying Mamunul will be expelled. However, I am clearly saying that there is no question of expelling anyone. At this moment, we are all united behind Hefazat Ameer”.
Around 35 central leaders of the organisation were present at the meeting chaired by Junaid Babungari.
On April 3, local people held Mamunul Haque with a woman at the Royal Resort in Sonargaon, Narayanganj. Mamunul said that day, the woman was his second wife. He got married two years ago.
But according to some leaked phone conversations, Mamunul’s first wife did not know about the second marriage. Apart from that, Mamunul did not say his wife’s name correctly at the resort.
Five days after the incident, Mamunul Haque said in a Facebook Live, “I have had more than one marriage.” He claimed that according to Islamic law and the law of Bangladesh, there is no barrier to polygamy.
Referring to his multiple marriages, Mamunul said a man can have four marriages. Is it anyone’s business if one has four marriages?
Mamunul Haque blamed police for the incident that day. He also blamed leaders and workers of the local ruling party. He said no action was being taken against those responsible.
Mamunul Haque also said, “There is little scope for concealing the truth to please a wife, to make her happy.”
Leaders and supporters of Hefazat carried out mayhem in some districts from 26-28 March centring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit.
At least 14 people were killed and hundreds injured and government and private properties were damaged as the Islamist group locked into sporadic clashes with law enforcement agencies in Chattogram, Brahmanbaria, Dhaka and Narayanganj during their protests and hartal.
Police filed nearly three dozen cases against more than 17,000 unnamed people over the violence.