Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned that the people of the country will not tolerate the incursive politics of Hefazat-e-Islam supported by BNP and Jamaat, in the name of Islam.
They are using the name of religion going against the teachings of Islam, the premier said while criticizing the current leadership of the political party in Parliament on Sunday.
During her speech in parliament today, the prime minister told Hefazat followers to reevaluate their leaders who encourage violent activities, while enjoying adultery themselves.
Earlier on 3 April, Hefazat-e-Islam Joint Secretary Mamunul Haque was nabbed with a woman at a resort in the Sonargaon area of Narayanganj district, although his followers managed to snatch him away from the place he was detained.
The premier blamed people like Mamunul for defiling Islam, the religion of peace, tainting it with terrorism and militancy.
She urged people to follow the religion of peace that teaches them to be tolerant and safeguard the lives and properties of fellow human beings.
Defending law enforcement agencies for not taking immediate action against the insurgents, Sheikh Hasina said, "Encounter would have meant more conflict while our aim was to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the country's independence peacefully.
"People have witnessed it all, and thus will they judge. Meanwhile, the judiciary will do its work," she added.