Vol. 5 Num 49 Wed. July 14, 2004  

Hizb-ut-Tahrir denies link to death threats

Hizb-ut-Tahrir, an Islamic political party, yesterday denied any link to the death threats issued to ten politicians, intellectuals and journalists on Sunday.

"We are opposed to any form of militant activities. Rather, we want to establish Bangladesh as an Islamic state through systematic movement," said Mohiuddin Ahmed, chief coordinator of the party, at a press conference.

He said a section of people was trying to create a turmoil in the country by issuing death threats to noted personalities.

He also claimed that his party has no relations with other Islamic political parties in Bangladesh.

"We do not support the way in which the Islamic political parties are trying to take over the state power," said Mohiuddin.

The press conference was also attended by Dr Syed, Sheikh Towfique and Professor Golam Maula.