Leaders and activists of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, an Islamist group, on Wednesday held a rally in Dhaka protesting against US president Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Hefazat’s Dhaka metropolitan unit chief Nur Hossain Quasemi presided over the rally around 11:00am in front of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital.
Addressing the rally, leaders of the organisation urged the Muslim Ummah as well as all Muslim countries to cut ties with America over Jerusalem issue. They also urged to be united over the issue so that the Palestinians could get their just rights.
Hefazat central joint secretary Junayed Al Habib, Dhaka metropolitan unit vice president Mahfuzul Haq, Ahmed Abdul Qader, Abul Kalam, , among others, spoke at the programme.
Later, the activists and leaders of the organisation started their scheduled march to lay siege to the American embassy in Dhaka Wednesday noon protesting Trump’s decision on Jerusalem. But the law enforcers intervened to stop the march at Shantinagar intersection around 12:00pm that started from Baitul Mukarram mosque.
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