Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh has said the radical group is not the property of any individual or a particular family.
Chairman of Bangladesh Nejam-e-Islam Party (BNIP) Mufti Izharul Islam, who is also the nayeb-e-ameer of Hefazat-e-Islam, made the statement through a press release on Wednesday.
“Hefazat-e-Islam is the result of the blood and sweat of thousands of devoted Muslims and Islamic scholars. The organization is not the property of any individual or a particular family. Nobody can destroy the popularity or the tradition of the organization,” said Izhar.
He also said that strict measures would be taken against anyone who wished to use the organization for personal interests.
“We were taken aback when we came across a news that said Hefazat would extend its support to the Awami League, so that the party could retain state power, in exchange for 20 parliamentary seats,” Izhar said.
“It is completely preposterous and we will never allow anybody to use Hefazat as a ladder to ascend to state power,” he added.