“Contest the election, ensure two-thirds majority by winning votes if you want to change the constitution,” he said pointing at Hefajat’s 13-point demand that involves amendment to the constitution.
“Eight more months left for the country to go to the next election…Hefajat must shun programmes like strike and long march, but contest the polls,” said the minister while addressing a press briefing at the Secretariat.
He also requested Hefajat to withdraw its ‘Dhaka Siege’ rally scheduled for May 5. “I request Hefajat to step into politics, rather than spreading lies involving Islam,” he added.
Inu alleged that Hefajat’s programmes are in no way related to the protection of Islam. “I’m urging people to stay away from Hefajat’s programmes.”
Inu said it is a lie spread by Hefajat that Islam is under attack in this country. “Hefajat is making a huge fuss by claiming that Islam is at stake,” he said.
“No religion, including Islam, is at stake here. Since Bangladesh’s independence, no religion in the country has been attacked. The government is very serious in this regard,” he said, adding that the government has already arrested those defamed Prophet Mohammad (pduh).
“Hefajat also lied by claiming that there are atheists in the government,” said Inu adding that no association or organisation of atheists exists in Bangladesh.