Awami League Joint General Secretary and Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said that the activities of arrested Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque are threat to the state, society and religion as well.
"The recent activities of Mamunul Haque and the way he led the mayhem of Hefazat in 2013 are threat to the country, society and the Islam as well," he told newsmen at his official residence in the city maintaining social distance.
Hasan said Mamunul Haque even mocked with the Prophet as he showed how the Prophet used to move his leap. "Who gave him the right to do this? If anyone else had done it, then what Mamunul Haque and his followers would have done to him?" he posed questions.
Hasan said it was clear that he (Maulana Shafi) was pushed to death through torture. And everyone witnessed that the room of Maulana Shafi, the founder of Hathazari Madrasha, was vandalized during his illness, his ambulance was forcibly stopped for about one hour on the way to hospital and oxygen tube was opened, he added.
Islam, he said, is not leased out to some ambitious religious leaders.
Replying to a query over the comment of BNP leader Mirza Abbas, the minister said he (Abbas) told the truth on online meeting. But, later, he tried to blame the media for that statement after facing criticism from his party, he added.
"I would like to extend my thanks to Mirza Abbas to tell the truth and hope that he will tell the truth in future also," Hasan said.
Replying to another query about a video which was viral in different media including social media, the minister said, "I would like to give thanks to law enforcement agencies for their activeness during the lockdown. But, they should keep in mind that none would become harassment while discharging their (law enforcers) duty."
He said doctors, journalists, law enforcers and other health workers are the front fighters in combating COVID-19 situation. Even many leaders of his party (Awami League) died as they stand beside the common people during the pandemic, he added.