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Hefazat dissolves central committee

Staff Reporter
26 Apr 2021 00:01:54 | Update: 26 Apr 2021 10:21:40
Hefazat dissolves central committee
A video grab shows Hefazat chief Junaid Babunagari

Hardline Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam's current committee has been dissolved.

Hefazat chief Junaid Babunagari revealed the development in a video message on Sunday night.

Later in a press release, Hefazat said the committee was dissolved in the current circumstance and a convening committee would be formed to run the activities of the organisation.

Law enforcing agencies recently arrested dozens of Hefazat leaders and supporters following the violence in protest over a visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in late March.

Hefazat said at least 17 supporters of the group were killed during the protest. Authorities later confirmed the figure.