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Hefazat requested to release their leaders and activists

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Hefazat requested
Leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam have demanded the release of the arrested leaders and reopening of madrassas by stopping the arrest and harassment of the leaders and activists of the organization centered on the recent movement of Hefazat-e-Islam. They made the request at a meeting held at the residence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in Dhanmondi.

Hefazat leader Nurul Islam Jihadi made the remarks while talking to reporters after leaving the minister's residence at around 12 midnight on Tuesday, May 04. Earlier, Hefazat leaders entered the minister's Dhanmondi residence after 9 pm.

He said the nationwide crackdown on clerics and devout ordinary Muslims arrested across the country over the last Hefazat movement was still going on. As a result, scholars and ordinary religious people are spending their days in uncertainty as they are not able to worship in the holy month of Ramadan.

"We have appealed to the home minister in today's meeting to release them from arrest, panic and harassment," he said.

"Mass arrests are going on especially in Hathazari and Brahmanbaria of Chattogram. As a result, ordinary people are fleeing their home in panic. In the holy month of Ramadan, I have made a special request to him to stop the harassment of scholars and ordinary religious people."

Besides, they requested the Home Minister to withdraw the cases filed against the leaders and activists of Hefazat-e-Islam in 2013 as per the previous discussion.

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