Police Prevent Islamic Conference at Natore, Bangladesh Alleging Opposition Participation


On Tuesday an Islamic conference that was supposed to be held at Lalpur area of Bangladesh’s Natore district, was barred by the local police. The conference venue was the local prayer field called Pukurpari Chalan. The chairman of the management committee of that prayer field Aseruddin Sarder told that Maolana Sagir Ahmed Madani was invited to the conference as the guest speaker. Chief Guest of the conference was Abul Kalam Azad, the vice chairman of Lalpur Upazila (sub district).
A podium and tent was set for the conference. But at around 12 pm the local police from Lalpur police station ordered organisers to stop the arrangement. It has been informed that police forced them to dismantle the stage and the tent. The organiser of the conference, a local Union Council member anonymously informed that they had at first invited the local MP Abul Kalam Azad as the chief guest of the conference. But he expressed his inability due to his busy schedule. Then they invited the Vice Chairman of the Union Council. He added that probably police prevented the conference as the vice chairman is a leader of Jamaat E Islami, one of the main opposition parties.
Officer in Charge of Lalpur police station Abdul Hayy alleged in this regard that under the cover of Islamic conference Jamaat leaders and workers had conspired to organise their own meeting. This is why the conference has been stopped.

Source: Naya Diganta