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Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud said that the violence carried out in
different parts of the country, including in Brahmanbaria, under the
banner of an organization backed by BNP and Jamaat has tarnished the
image of Islam.
“Through the violence, they (BNP-Jammat) dreamt of making Bangladesh
as like as Afghanistan,” he told the inaugural function of Mujib
Corner and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Research Centre for Islam
and Inter-religious Dialogue (BRCIID) at International Islamic
University Chattogram (IIUC) here this evening.
Professor Dr. Abu Reza Md. Nezamuddin Nadwi, MP, Chairman Board of
Trustees (IIUCT) presided over the function while deputy Minister for
Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, MP, addressed the
function as main speaker.
“The violence carried out centering the arrival of Indian Prime
Minister Narendra Modi was mere an excuse. Islam never permits these
atrocities and this evil force must be resisted,” he minister said.
He said that a journalist, Shaurab, has been asked to recite Kalema
in Narayanganj for identifying whether he was a Hindu or Muslim.
“In another place, attempts had been made to open clothes of a man
to see if he was a Hindu or a Muslim. These were done by the invading
forces in 1971. Those who are doing these things today are the next
generation of evil forces as they helped the invading forces to commit
genocide in Bangladesh in 1971,” he added.
Dr. Hassan, also Awami League (AL) Joint General, said those who
were involved in the management of IIUC in the past were associated
with evil force. “Earlier, the evil force established its rock-solid
abode in this university. Now this university has been rescued from
the hands of that evil force. This evil power must be resisted,” he
The minister further said that Bangabandhu’s birth anniversary was
not celebrated in this university in the past. “Our national days were
not celebrated here properly. Today, on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s
birth centenary, Mujib Corner and Research Center is being inaugurated
here, for which I convey my thanks to the new Board of Trustees and
the university authorities,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Barrister Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury said,
“No political party has established this university, nor it is the
property of any political party.”
“The university was established here by the efforts of those who
wanted to take the nation to the international arena in Islamic
education and to educate people of all faiths in higher education
including in religion, technology and science” he added.
The deputy minister said that the law governing of the private
university has specific provisions that those who are involved in
militancy, fundamentalism and anarchy in the country in no way can be
involved to run the university.
Khadizatul Anwar Sony, MP and Prof. Anwarul Azim, acting Vice
Chancellor of IIUC, among others, spoke as special guests. Professor
Saleh Zahour, member board of trustee of IIUC, gave the welcome
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)