Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hefajat chief lands from chopper, addresses rally

Hefajat ameer Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi came to Bogra by a private helicopter from Hathazari in Chittagong to address a rally of the Islamist group at Eidgah ground in the town yesterday. PHOTO: STAR

Hefajat ameer Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi came to Bogra by a private helicopter from Hathazari in Chittagong to address a rally of the Islamist group at Eidgah ground in the town yesterday. PHOTO: STAR

Leaders of Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh have threatened to unseat the government if their 13-point demand is not met by May 5.
They sounded the warning from rally held at Central Eidgah in Bogra town yesterday.
Chaired by Mufti Abdur Rahman, the rally was addressed, among others, by Ameer of Hefajat-e -Islam Bangladesh Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi, Secretary Junaid Babunagari, central Vice President Noor Hossain Kashimi, Bogra unit member-secretary Engineer Shamsul Islam, Maulana Abdur Rouf and Nazmul Ahsan.
A helicopter, carrying Hefajat Ameer Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi from Hathazari in Chittagong, landed Sultanganj High School field at 3:05pm. Party secretary Junaid Babunagari accompanied the Hefajat ameer.
Asked who had provided the helicopter for the Hefajat ameer, Bogra unit member secretary engineer Shamsul Islam told this correspondent that an imandar (believer) of Islam chartered the helicopter for him (ameer).
He, however, declined to mention the name of the person who hired the helicopter for Hefajat ameer.
Addressing the rally, the Hefajat leaders said Savar tragedy is a gazab (curse) of Allah as the activists of Gonojagoron Mancha are involved in immoral activities at Shahbagh. They demanded immediate arrest of the atheist bloggers.
The Hefajat leaders vowed to shed blood to realise their demands and urged the people to join Dhaka siege programme on May 5.
Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi in his speech urged the people to get ready for sacrificing their lives for the sake of Islam. “We want to make the country free from atheist bloggers as they are illegal sons of the soil,” he said.
District unit BNP leaders led by President VP Saiful Islam and Jagpa Bogra unit President Ameer Mondol also attened the rally.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sm.ahmed.37 S M Iftekhar Ahmed

    They employ modern means to get around while their demands include secluding women from everyday life, contrary to what Islam teaches. They are out of their minds if they feel that the people of Bangladesh are still living in the dark ages and think the way they do and that is evident from their comments about what happened to the victims of Savar.