Hefazat-e-Islam on Thursday called for the withdrawal of the government’s order of mandatory Mongol Shobhajatra procession in educational institutions, calling it “anti-Islamic”.
Azizul Haque Islamabadi, the central organising secretary of the radical Islamist platform, made the demand in a press release. He claimed that Mongol Shobhajatra is a part of Ganesh worship and therefore “goes against the fundamental tenets of Islam”.
“Muslims only seeks blessings to Allah. The Muslims who will take part in the Mongol Shobhajatra procession will not remain Muslims,” he said.
“Therefore, we demand the withdrawal of the government’s order immediately,” the press release read.
The Hefazat leader also urged Muslims to refrain from taking part in the procession.