Islamic parties call hartal for Sunday

Party’s Secretary General Mohammad Zafar Ullah announced the hartal

The Islamic parties have called a countrywide dawn to dusk hartal for Sunday, demanding maximum punishment for Abdul Latif Siddique for his comments on hajj.

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Party’s Secretary General Mohammad Zafar Ullah announced the hartal on Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier, the alliance of Islamic parties had declared it would observe hartal on October 26 if the government did not arrest former Minister Abdul Latif Siddique by October 22.

While addressing a programme in the US on September 28, Latif made derogatory remarks regarding Hajj, Tablighi Jamaat and the Prime Minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.

The minister’s “derogatory” comments on Hajj have sparked widespread criticism both at home and abroad.

Following the issue, the government sacked the minister from the cabinet on October 12 and the same day the Awami League also removed Latif from its presidium body and temporarily cancelled his primary party membership.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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