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Thousands defy lockdown rules to attend Islamist leader's funeral in Brahmanbaria

  • Published at 12:01 am August 10th, 2020
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At least 5,000 people joined in the funeral prayer of Borohuzur in Brahmanbaria on Sunday afternoon | Dhaka Tribune

Up to 5,000 people gathered to attend the funeral of the chief of Hefazat-e-Islam's Brahmanbaria unit

Thousands of people defied government restrictions to attend the funeral of a religious leader in Brahmanbaria on Sunday.

People from different parts of the country travelled to the district for the last rites of Moniruzzaman Siraji, who was also the principal of Bhadghor Jamia Sirajia Darul Ulum Madrasah of Brahmanbaria.

The 91-year-old, known as 'Boro Huzur', was the president of Hefazat-e-Islam's Brahmanbaria district unit. 

He breathed his last at his residence in Brahmanbaria's Bhadughor on Sunday afternoon.

Local media, citing residents and police officials, reported that around 5,000 people attended the funeral despite a nationwide restriction on public gathering to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Deputy Commissioner of Brahmanbaria Hayat-ud-Daula Khan said: “Though we tried to ensure there is no huge gathering, 5,000 people still managed to attend the namaz-e-janaza.”

About the incident of the road being blocked for two hours, he said a large number of vehicles were there as people have  been returning from their Eid travels which created a congestion.

Previously on April 18, in Brahmanbaria, tens of thousands flocked to the namaz-e-janaza of Maulana Jubayer Ahmed Ansari, a senior nayeb-e-ameer of Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish, in the east central district’s Sarail upazila.

The incident not only raised concerns about the risks of contagion, but also questioned the role of the authorities, especially the law enforcers, who at that time operated frequent mobile courts and awarded hefty fines to ensure social distancing.

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