Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh on Saturday announced to lay siege to the Myanmar embassy in Dhaka on September 19 and place memorandums to the secretary generals of United Nations and Organisation of Islamic Conference separately on September 21 in protest against killing of the Rohingyas in Rakhine state of Myanmar.
The general secretary of the Islamist platform, Junaid Babunagari, announced the protest programmes at a press conference in Chittagong.
He said Hefazat-e-Islam would bring out protest processions from mosques after jumma prayers on September 15 across the country.
They will also lay siege to the Myanmar embassy in Dhaka on September 19 and place memorandums to the UN and the OIC on September 21 demanding end to genocide in Rakhine state and to take back the Rohingyas immediately.
Junaid Babunagari urged the Bangladesh government to mount pressure on the Myanmar government to stop the persecution of the Rohingyas.
He also demanded the government should severe diplomatic relations with Myanmar if it failed to respond to the call to stop the killing.
The Hefazat general secretary also threatened with holding a long march to Arakan, old name of Rakhine state.
The organisation’s leaders Tajul Islam, Junaid Al Habib, Lokman Hakim, Foyzullah, Anas Madani, Sarowar Kamal Azizi, Ayub Babunagari, Moinuddin Ruhi, among others, were present at the press conference.
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