No gathering at Ijtema venue until election: HM

Case to be filed on Tongi violence

No gathering at Ijtema venue until election: HM

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 08:26 PM, 1 December 2018   Updated: 09:26 PM, 1 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that from now on Ijtema ground will be under the control of the administration. We will not allow anyone to go there.

The minister took the decision after a meeting with the two parties of Tabligh Jamat in the Secretariat on Saturday afternoon. 

Home Minister informed, “A criminal case will be filed in connection with the Tongi violence based on Ijtema.” 

He said, “An investigation will be done. After the investigation, those who were involved in the incident will be punished.”

 “Everyone has asked for a neutral investigation in this incident. The investigation will proceed in the same way of criminal proceedings,” the minister also said. 

“Unanimously we have decided in the meeting that the national elections are going to be held on December 30. That is why we said earlier that there will be no Ijtema before the election. All the preparations for the Ijtema till the elections will be closed or all activities for the Ijtema over the country will be closed.”

When asking the date of Ijtema, Home Minister replied, “They will decide on the dates of Ijtema after the election. We repeat again, Ijtema’s date is not closed but Ijtema's date is just shifting. It will be at any time after the election.”

Earlier, the Home Minister held a meeting with the two parties of the Tabligh Jamaat in the adjudicating position. On behalf of Maulana Mohammad Saad Kandhalvipanthi of Delhi Markaj, Syed Wasiful Islam, Shura member of Tabligh Bangladesh and Maulana Zubayer, the opposition leader of Tabligh, Maulana Ashraf Ali and Abdul Kuddus were present.

Inspector General of Police Mohammad Javed Patwari, Director General of RAB, Benazir Ahmed, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md. Asaduzzaman Mia and other high officials of the law enforcing were present.