February 24, 2017 - 4:39pm
Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh on Friday staged a protest in Dhaka and Chittagong, demanding the removal of a statue of Greek goddess from Supreme Court premises.
Several thousand Hefazat supporters joined the protest at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque gate shortly after the jumma prayers, chanting slogans against the installation of the statue. ‘Bangladesh is a country of 92 per cent Muslim population.
Here any idol in country’s highest court premises is unacceptable,’ said Junaid Al Habib, a joint secretary general of Hefazat central committee told New Age.
‘If the idol is not removed immediately, we will announce tougher programme in future,’ Azizul Islam, a leader of the group, said in a similar protest held in Chittagong. The statue of Themis, the Greek Goddess of Justice holding a scale and a sword, was erected on the Supreme Court premises in December.