Police have foiled the march of Islami Andolon Bangladesh towards the Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka demanding an end to the atrocities on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
As per the previous declaration, thousands of supporters of the Islamist party started their protest march from in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque around 12.30pm on Wednesday.
Police barred the protesters at Kakrail Mor but the agitating party men managed to shatter the barricade and continued marching forward until they encountered another police barricade at Shantinagar intersection.
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Later, a five-member team led by the party’s Presidium Member Syed Mossadek Billah Al Madani went to the Myanmar Embassy and handed over a memorandum to the embassy officials.
Mufti Syed Mohammad Rezaul Karim, ameer of Islami Andolon Bangladesh, declared that they will surround United Nation office in Dhaka’s Agargaon area on September 21 demanding increased pressure on Myanmar to stop the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims.