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Threatened, the Convention Ahmadiyya Bangladesh Cancel

Threatened, the Convention Ahmadiyya Bangladesh CancelAhmadiyya congregation Convention, scheduled to be held for three days in the district of Gazipur, Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, were canceled after a local Muslim residents protested to the government.

As quoted from page Gulf Times, Monday, February 7, 2011, Gazipur police chief, Mizanur Rahman said Sunday, a Sunni Muslim group sent a memorandum to the district administration to revoke the permit Ahmadiyya convention.

The violence that often occurs to the Ahmadiyah congregation eventually forced the government to revoke the permit of the convention. This makes about 8,000 pilgrims who had arrived in Gazipur hang fire.

Some of them regret this. "Our democratic rights have been snatched away because of the threat some people. But we respect the law, so we will obey government orders," said one convention organizers, Mobasher Mir Ali.

Worried about the clash between the Ahmadiyya and Sunni Muslims in the area, police lowered a few companies of its units into a few critical points in Gazipur.

The government also imposes Emergency Act within a radius of two kilometers from the location of the convention. Emergency Law prohibits a bunch of people gathered in the streets or they will be arrested.

Ahmadiyah sect has long been regarded as outside the Islamic religion by the government of Bangladesh. Ahmadiyya as much as 100,000 pilgrims are also often subjected to insults, including the destruction of the Ahmadiyya mosque in Satkhira, 2005.

Government of Bangladesh also banned the sale, publication and dissemination of books and booklets containing the teachings of Ahmadiyah in the country. The ban imposed since 2004.


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