Home Minister assures to consider our demands, says Nurul Islam
Top Hefazat-e-Islam leaders have met with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal at his residence in Dhaka .
At the meeting, the Hefazat leaders demanded an end to the arrest and harassment of the organisation’s leaders and activists, release of arrested leaders and reopening of madrasas.
Hefazat’s current committee member secretary and former secretary general Maulana Nurul Islam Jihadi told this to reporters after the meeting on Tuesday night.
The leaders of the organisation went to the home minister's house around 9:20 pm and left 12 .00 midnight.
The home minister assured that our demands would be taken into consideration at the meeting, said Nurul Islam.
A nationwide crackdown is continuing in the wake of the Hefazat’s previous movement, said Nurul Islam, adding that they want the quick release of arrested alem-ulemas and devoted Muslims across the country.
“Alem-ulema’s and religious people are spending their days amid unknown fear as they are unable to perform prayers in the holy month of Ramadan.”
He said, “We have appealed to the home minister in today’s meeting to release them from arrest, panic and harassment. Mass arrests are going on especially in Chattogram’s Hathazari and Brahmanbaria. As a result, common people are fleeing their homes in panic. During the holy month of Ramadan, I have made a special request to him to stop the harassment of alem-ulemas and religious people.”
The home minister assured that he would look into the matter regarding these two demands, added the Hefazat leader.