Friday, August 12, 2022
News

Prophet remarks row: B'desh sees protests, calls to boycott Indian products

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Dhaka | Saturday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Several political parties and Islamists of Islami Andolon Bangladesh (IAB), Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Bangladesh, and Islami Oikyajote demonstrated countrywide after prayers on Friday noon against the remarks on Prophet Mohammad by BJP leaders.

The Islamists also called upon all to boycott Indian products.

Pro-Pakistan political parties also held demonstrations.

IAB chief and Charmonai Pir, Syed Rezaul Karim, who is deemed a 1971 war criminal, would lead the next mass procession, said the protesters.

At the protest at the south gate of the national mosque at Baitul Mukarram, IAB leaders said they would take out a mass procession towards the Indian High Commission in Dhaka and submit a memorandum if those who made comments on the Prophet are not brought to justice. They also demanded a protest motion be taken in the parliament censuring the remarks of BJP leaders.

More than hundred groups of Islamists staged demonstrations countrywide, including by blocking the Nabinagar-Chandra Highway.

In Chittagong, the Islamists organised protest rally in Chawkbazar, Anderkilla, Hathazari, and other areas.

In Narayanganj, protesters under the banner of "Narayanganj Ulema Parishad" brought out the procession on the premises of DIT Railway Mosque in the city. Speakers at the demonstration called upon the government to take diplomatic steps and condemn the remarks.

Protests were also reported from Pabna, Manikganj, and Khulna.

--IANS sumi/vd

( 234 Words)

2022-06-10-21:54:03 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE ASIA NEWS
Former ISI chief Faiz Hameed transferred...
After death of Al Qaeda chief, top TTP c...
Beijing irate but SL continues to defer ...
Two missing Sri Lankan Commonwealth Game...
Three injured in grenade blast at footba...
India's President congratulates Sri Lank...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Bishop Samantaroy decorated with Cross o...
Gadchiroli SP Ankit Goyal's community in...
Tejashwi invites ED, CBI, I-T to open th...
Inclusiveness, Accessibility and Partici...
'Victim's dead body not recognisable', S...
Are Vijay Rupani and CR Patil still at l...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
No one can force ration card holder... 
Virat Kohli begins training ahead o... 
Chakabva to lead Zimbabwe for ODIs ... 
After a long gap, flight to connect... 
Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict ... 
"You're welcome for Friends success... 
Lil Rel Howery puts out his second ... 
CM Eknath Shinde snubs Thackeray ag...