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Remove Bhola SP, Borhanuddin OC in 72 hrs, demand protesters

  • Published at 02:45 pm October 21st, 2019
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File Photo: An injured person at the clash in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola on Sunday, October 20, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

All Party Muslim Unity Council announced a six-point demand on Monday


Protesters sought the removal of the district’s police chief and Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Borhanuddin police station within 72 hours over Sunday’s clashes that left four people dead.

All Party Muslim Unity Council convener Maulana Mohibullah and Member Secretary Tajuddin Faruk announced the six-point demands at a press conference at Bhola Press Club on Monday morning.

File photo: Locals carry an injured person after a clash between villagers and police over an unverified Facebook post in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola on Sunday, October 20, 2019 | Dhaka TribuneThey demanded maximum penalty for "Biplob Chandra Shuvo". It was from his Facebook ID that derogatory messages about Allah and Prophet Muhammad were sent to some people. 

Locals burst in protest after screenshots of the messages went viral on Facebook, reports UNB.

The man insisted that his account was hacked. Police have already detained two suspected hackers.

The All Party Muslim Unity Council urged the government to enact a law with capital punishment for derogatory remarks about Allah and Prophet Muhammad.

Four people were killed and at least 200 others were injured in a clash on Sunday in Borhanuddin.

File photo: Villagers clash with police in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola on Sunday, October 20, 2019 | Dhaka TribuneThe council also sought compensation for the families of the deceased and bearing medical expenses of the injured. They also called for the release of everyone arrested over Sunday’s clashes.

Meanwhile, police filed a case over assault on law enforcers and murder. Five thousand people have been accused in the case, Borhanuddin police station OC Md Enamul Haque said.

In the morning, the local administration imposed an indefinite ban on public gathering in the district.

Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Masud Alam Siddique said the step was aimed at maintaining law and order.