Protests at attack on Hindu houses continue

Hefazat denies involvement

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:01, Mar 23,2021


Different organisations on Monday continued protests in various places of the country protesting against the attack on and looting of houses of the minority Hindu community at Noagaon under Sulla upazila in Sunamganj on March 17.

Hefazt-e-Islam Bangladesh on Monday denied their involvement in the attack.

New Age’s Islamic University correspondent in Kushtia reported that teachers, students and officials of the Hindu community organised a human chain at the IU on Monday protesting against the attack and demanding arrest of all the attackers and their exemplary punishment.

IU proctor Professor M Jahangir Hossain, former proctor Professor Paresh Chandra Barman, transport administrator Professor Anowar Hossain, management department associate Professor Dhanonjoy Kumar and IU English department associate Professor Prodip Kumar Adhikari, among others, took part in the human chain.

Hefazat’s Dhaka city president Zunayed Al Habib at a press conference in the city on Monday, however, said that their organisation was not involved in the attack.

He claimed that the general people became enraged at ‘derogatory comments’ on Mamunul and caught the youth and handed him over to the police.

‘The issue ended there,’ he said.

New Age correspondent in Pabna reported that Chatmohor upazila and municipal unit of Puja Udjapan Parishad formed a human chain and protest rally at the upazila headquarters Monday morning demanding arrest of the attackers on the Hindu community in Sunamganj.

New Age correspondent in Magura reported that a civic group organisation, Gana Committee, formed a human chain at Chourangi Mor in the district town protesting against the attack and demanding safety, security and adequate compensation for the victims.

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