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Hefajat men should realise what kind of leadership they have, PM says

| Updated: April 04, 2021 20:15:21

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Hefajat-e-Islam’s joint secretary general Mamunul Haque went to a resort with a woman for entertainment after conducting the mayhem during celebration of golden jubilee of the country’s independence.

The prime minister also said that the Hefajat leader first introduced the woman with whom he was held as his wife and later he told his real wife (over phone that was leaked last night) that he had to introduce the woman as wife due to the situation arose at that time.

Sheikh Hasina called upon the Hefajat leaders and activists to realise what kind of leadership they have.

The Leader of the House came up with the statement while delivering valedictory speech in the twelfth session of the 11th parliament that was prorogued today after three working days amid a massive surge in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, reports BSS.

Describing the Islam as a religion of peace, stability and development, the prime minister said that words like militancy, terrorism and adultery have been added to the Islam due to misdeeds of some people.

She said such kind of activities wouldn’t be acceptable in any way and her government would not tolerate anything which will lead to the destruction of Islam, the best religion of the world.

The premier, however, called upon the countrymen to have patience, saying, “I will say to the countrymen to have patience. We have to have patience.”

The people of the country will in no way accept non-Islamic activities in the name of Islam, she added.

She stated that as many as 116 countries, including the USA, the UK, France, Canada, and Russia, and 33 international organisations, including OIC (Organisation of Islamic Conference) and the UN (United Nations), gave felicitation messages marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of the country’s independence.

The prime minister described pouring messages in large numbers from abroad as a matter of pride for the countrymen. A group of people could not be happy with this, she said and questioned, “Why?”

Mentioning that the Hefajat started mayhem when the nation was set to celebrate the golden jubilee of the country’s independence from March 17 to 26, she said, “Did Hefajat do it alone? The BNP-Jamaat alliance is behind it.”

The Prime Minister said it is sure that all the Hefajat men were not involved in the mayhem.

Hefajat men spread a rumour relating to killing of people in the Baitul Mukarram Mosque on March 26 and conducted destruction from March 26 to March 31, she added.

The premier said BNP and Jamaat gave separate messages supporting the Hefajat on March 27 and 28 which is part of the conspiracy against the state.

After calling hartal, the Hefajat, without any provocation, had carried out vandalism across the country, attacking Awami League (AL) offices, houses of AL leaders and activists and government offices.

Sheikh Hasina also said the government wouldn’t tolerate non-Islamic activities like arson attacks and vandalism in the name of Islam and vowed to take legal actions against those involved in such activities.

“I can only tell that legal action will be taken against those responsible for such misdeeds,” she added.

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