Its demands go ‘against basic rights of people: Islami Jote
“In their (Hefajat) 13-point demand, there’s no mention about people’s basic rights. Human values, the beauty of Islam and the welfare of the country are absent in the 13 demands,” said BSIJ president Maulana Zia-ul-Hasan.
The BSIJ leader made the remarks while addressing a press conference on ‘Postmortem of Hefajat 13-point demand’ at Dhaka Reports Unity (DRU).
Urging the government not to fall into the trap of Hefajat as what they said it has emerged suddenly, Zia-ul-Hasan said, “If the government fulfills their 13-point demand. the country will face a dire consequence.”
Hasan urged the country’s people to get united like during the Liberation War against the conspiracy of Hefajat as its movement seems to be simply aimed at saving the war criminals.
“The most important demand for the nation is to try the war criminals, not to fulfill the 13-point demand of Hefajat,” he said.
On Thursday, Bangladesh Ulema-Mashayekh Oikya Jote urged the government to impose a ban on Hefajat’s all programmes, including its May 5 Dhaka siege, as it what they said wants to create anarchy in the country through the programmes.
In the biggest-ever showdown by Islamists in recent times, Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh on April 6 gave the government until April 30 to meet its 13-point demand or face a ‘Dhaka Siege’ programme on May 5.