Hefazat calls countrywide hartal for Sunday

Hefazat-e-Islam has called a dawn-to-dusk countrywide hartal for Sunday protesting against police action on their anti-Modi rally in Dhaka, Chattogram and other districts.

The Qawmi madrasa-based organisation will also organise nationwide demonstrations on Saturday, Abdur Rob Eusufi, nayeb-e-ameer of Hefazat, announced the programmes at a press briefing in Purana Paltan on Friday night.

Hefazat chief Junaid Babungari published a video message in this regard.

A clash involving Hefazat supporters and police left four people dead and at least 15 others injured at Hathazari in Chattogram on Friday.

The clash took place when policed opened fire after a group of protestors attacked Hathazari thana compound and Hathazari land office and set fire to a vehicle

Meanwhile in Dhaka, at least 50 people, including several journalists, were injured in a clash between Muslim devotees and police in the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area in the afternoon.

Clashes erupted when police barred people from bringing out a procession after Jum’a prayers protesting against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Source: United News of Bangladesh