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Ahle Sunnat protests Faruqi killing

  • Published at 06:49 am August 28th, 2014

Members of Ahle Sunnat have protested the killing of their leader Shaikh Nurul Islam Faruqi, presenter of religious programmes on Channel I, in the district of Chittagong.

Hundreds of followers have blocked Muradpur Intersection in the port city on Thursday morning, Harun-or-Rashid, deputy commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police, said.

Protesters have also put barricade on Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong road in Puthia in the morning.

Later, police rushed to the spots and put off the barricades.

AFM Nizam Uddin, ASP of Hathazari Circle, has told the Dhaka Tribune.

Immediate after the killing of Faruki on Wednesday night, Ahle Sunnat protesters vandalised over one hundred vehicles from 11:30pm to 2am at Muradpur, Gate No 2, Bahaddarhat, GEC Intersection areas in the port city, said Harun-or-Rashid.

On Wednesday night, unidentified armed assailants slaughtered Shaikh Nurul Islam Faruqi, presenter of religious programmes on Channel i, at his own residence in the capital's East Rajabazar area.

The deceased was also the Presidium member and international affairs secretary of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat – an organisation known better for opposing the views of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Faruqi also served as the Presidium member of Islamic Front Bangladesh – a platform of several Islamist groups.

Apart from anchoring programmes titled “Shantir Pothe” and “Kafela” on Channel i, he owned Faruque Tours and Travels Private Limited, a Hajj agency, and served as the imam of Supreme Court mosque.