Dhaka, Friday, April 22, 2005
Amini echoes Khatme Nabuwat demand
NEW AGE DESK
The chairman of a faction of the Islami Oikya Jote, Fazlul Haque Amini, on Thursday demanded that Ahmadiyas be declared non-Muslims.
Addressing a public meeting at the Rajshahi Moni Chattar square, he also demanded for repeal of the Anti-Fatwa Act and recognition to Qoumi madrassahs, reports the New Age Correspondent from Rajshahi.
He asked the government to refrain from what he said conspiring against the Islamist parties.
‘The parliamentary seats of the Awami League came down to 60 in the last general elections as it conspired against the Islamist organisations. The fate of BNP will be the same,’ he told the meeting organised by the district unit of Islami Law Implementation Committee.
Amini’s call for declaring the Ahmadiyas non-Muslims echoed the demand of the International Khatme Nabuwat Movement.
Leaders of the movement, an anti-Ahmadiya organisation, reiterated the demand at a press conference Thursday at the Rahim Metal Mosque in the Tejgaon Industrial area in the capital.
The leaders, however, denied involvement in the clash in Satkhira on April 17.
The Khatme Nabuwat amir and khatib of the Rahim Metal Mosque, Maulana Mahmudul Hasan Momtazi, read out a written statement at the press conference.
Momtazi denied the organisation’s involvement in the Satkhira clash. ‘The media presented wrong information about the attack on the Ahmadiyas by our activists as we were intercepted by police around two kilometres off the spot.
‘According to our demand to put the signboard at the Ahmadiya mosque, the police superintendent of Satkhira requested us that only three leaders can be sent to the Ahmadiya complex to put a signboard at their prayer house,’ he said.
‘While we were returning after hanging the signboard the Ahmadiyas attacked on us in presence of the police superintendent, Abdur Rahim,’ Momtazi claimed, adding that a journalist and the organisation’s secretary general, Nazmul Haque, were wounded in the attack.
‘Even we did not disclose the violent attack on us as the police official requested us to do so to avert untoward incident but some medias presented propaganda against our leaders,’ he claimed.
‘No one can accept the Ahmadiya claim of being Muslims and their places of worship as mosques while they identify their leader Mirza Golam Ahmad as the last prophet so they should be declared non-Muslims in the parliament.’
When the leaders’ attention to the reports that their activists are tarnishing the image of the country, the senior nayeb-e-amir of the Khatme Nabuwat, Mufti Noor Hossain Nurani termed it a false propaganda by the western enemies of Islam.
The leaders also announced that their pre-scheduled programmes to lay siege to the Ahmadiyya complex at Nakhalpara on September 30 and the one at Bakshibazar on December 23 would remain unchanged.
Maulana Azizur Rahman, Maulana Abdul Alim Nijami, Maulana Tasaddak Hossain, Maulana Nazmul Haque, and Maulana Mansoorul Haque also spoke at the press conference.