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Islami Front drops hartal, Ahle Sunnat's 7-day programmes
Observer Online Desk
Publish Date : 2014-08-28,  Publish Time : 17:37,  View Count : 75
Bangladesh Islami Front has abandoned its Sunday's hartal programme announced in protest against the murder of television presenter Moulana Nurul Islam Farooqi.

However, the party gave the government a 48-hour ultimatum to arrest the killers of Farooqi, said the party chairman Allama MA Mannan on Thursday afternoon.

However, Ahle Al Sunnat Wa Al Jamaat has issued a seven-day protest programmes without any hartal.

Bangladesh Islami Front chairman MA Mannan said, "We've abandoned our hartal programme. The government has been given 48-hour ultimatum to arrest the killers. If the government fails to arrest the killers, we'll announce our next course of action."

Meanwhile, Islami Chhatra Sena, the student associate body of  Bangladesh Islami Front, on Thursday gave the government a 24-hour ultimatum to arrest the killers of 'Channel i' programme presenter and Islami Front leader Maulana Nurul Islam Farooqi.

Central general secretary of Islami Chhatra Sena Jamaluddin Rabbani came up with the ultimatum from a protest rally held at the local Press Club in Chittagong.

They also threatened to announce tougher progammes, including hartal, if the criminals are not arrested within the timeframe.

Meanwhile, Ahle Sunnat-al-Jamaat held a press conference a the Press Club and blamed the militant groups for the murder and demanded their immediate arrest.

Secretary general of Ahle Sunnat-al-Jamaat Mosahebuddin Bakhtiar announced a grand protest rally at Laldighi Maidan for September 2 protesting Farooqi's murder and said tougher programmes will be announced from the rally.

Activists of Islami Chhatra Sena, Islami Front and Ahle Sunnat-al-Jamaat staged demonstrations at different parts of the district protesting the murder.

Several thousand agitated activists put blockades from Jamalkhan to Cheragi Pahar, disrupting traffic movement for an hour. Later, police removed the barricades.

Unidentified miscreants slaughtered ‘Channel i’ programme presenter Maulana Nurul Islam Faruqui in the city’s East Razabazar area on Wednesday night.

He was a presidium member of Islami Front, connected with Ahle Sunnat-al-Jamaat and also the Khatib of High Court Mazar mosque.

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