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Olama League demands chief justice step down amid statue removal campaign

  • Published at 06:01 pm May 6th, 2017
  • Last updated at 08:08 pm May 6th, 2017
Olama League demands chief justice step down amid statue removal campaign
Radical Islamist group Olama League demonstrated with a human chain on Saturday threatening to boycott Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the National Eidgah if the statue of the Greek goddess is not evicted from the Supreme Court and the chief justice resigns. Olama League leaders threatened to move forward with their boycott if their demands were not met by Ramadan. They demanded Chief Justice SK Sinha resign for not acquiescing to the pressure to remove the statue. The human chain in front of National Press Club saw the throng of demonstrators clamour against the protests over the Islamic amendments in national textbooks. Several radical Islamist groups, including Hefazat-e-Islam, have been campaigning for removal of the sculpture of Greek goddess of justice Themis, calling it unIslamic. Hefazat, which is spearheading the campaign, rejected the idea of covering the statue during prayers, dubbing it “ridiculous” and renewed their demand to install a replica of the Qur’an instead.