Hathajari, Chottogram & Dhaka::Hefazat-e-Islam’s Amir Junaid Babungari said, “Let the Awami League rule for another 100 years, 200 years.” We have no objection. Hefazat-e-Islam government is not agitating for fall. Hefazat is not a movement to put someone in power or to bring them down. But no anti-Islamic activities will take place. ‘
Babungari told reporters after an emergency meeting of Hefazat-e-Islam at Darul Uloom Moinul Islam Hathazari Madrasa in Chittagong from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday.
At the end of the meeting, Hefazat-e-Islam demanded five points from the government, including keeping Tarabeeh, Atikaf and all other forms of worship under lockdown in the mosque during the holy month of Ramadan. The rest of the demands are the withdrawal of the case filed against the leaders and workers of Hefazat and ordinary people. Releasing those arrested in these cases, withdrawing the announcement of closure of Qawmi Madrasa on the pretext of Corona and stopping harassment in Madrasa in the name of gathering information.
The meeting was presided over by Maulana Mahibullah Babungari, the main patron of Hifazat-e-Islam. Police guards and armoured vehicles were seen in front of and around Hathazari police station since morning. The distance from the police station to the madrasa is about 500 yards.
Police have arrested Lokman Hossain Amini, a follower and activist of Hefazat-e-Islam, on charges of posting provocative status on Facebook and rioting in Siddhirganj area.
Rupganj Police Station OC (Acting) Jasim Uddin confirmed the arrest and said, “Amini had been posting status on Facebook in support of Mamunul Haque, joint secretary general of Hefazat.”
Amini, Khatib of a local Mosque, was arrested at 10 pm on Saturday from Maturjabad area of Rupganj upazila in Narayanganj, reports Jugantor.
The khatib has been handed over to the district police. He was sent to court after a case was filed with Siddhirganj police station on Sunday morning.
Police confirmed that Amini had participated in the massive vandalism in Siddhirganj area during the strike called by Hefazat on 28 March.
A general diary has been lodged with Paltan Police Station over the reported missing of the ‘second wife’ of Hefazat-e-Islam’s Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque.
Abdur Rahman, son of Mamunul’s ‘2nd wife’ Jharna, lodged the GD with Paltan Police Station on Saturday night, said officer-in-charge of the police station AB Siddique.
According to the GD, Abdur went to his mother’s Dhanmondi house on Saturday and did not find her.
When he inquired about his mother, someone told him that she went out of the house on April 3 and since then she did not return home.
However, he found three diaries of his mother and he deposited those to the police station.
Hefazat-e-Islam’s Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque, who has been the loudest voice in the organisation in a number of recent controversies, was detained with a woman he claims as his second wife from a resort in Sonargaon on April 3.
Mahanagar Hefazat’s secretary said Mamunul went to the resort with his second wife where the locals confined and harassed him, before calling in the police.
The woman detained with him was his second wife as claimed by Mamunul Haque.