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Babunagari made amir, Jihadi secretary-general of Hefazat-e-Islam

Staff Correspondent
07 Jun 2021 12:45:03 | Update: 07 Jun 2021 14:19:41
Babunagari made amir, Jihadi secretary-general of Hefazat-e-Islam

Hefazat-e-Islam has declared its full-fledged new central committee, consisting of 33 members, with Junaid Babunagari retaining his position as the amir.

His cousin Nurul Islam Jihadi has been made the secretary-general of the Islamist group.

Jihadi announced Hefazat's new committee on Monday in a press conference at Makhjanul Ulum Madrasa, the temporary headquarters of the Islamist group's secretary-general, in the Khilgaon area of the capital.

Leaders and activists 'controversial' for their recent activities, including Mamunul Haque and Azizul Haque Islamabadi of the dissolved committee, have been left out of the newly formed central committee.

Hazrat Maulana Ataullah Hafezi has been made the Nayeb-e-Amir of the new committee, while Hazrat Maulana Sajedur Rahman is the joint secretary-general.

Besides, Hazrat Maulana Mir Idris has been made the organising secretary and Hazrat Maulana Muhiuddin Rabbani the publicity secretary.

In addition, Hefazat announced its 16-member advisory committee with Babunagari being its chief, and a nine-member Central Khas Committee working as the ‘Majlish-e-Sura’ of the group.

The previous committee was disbanded on April 25. Hefazat announced the formation of a convening committee a few hours later where Junaid Babunagari, his uncle Muhibullah Babunagari, and his cousin Nurul Islam were selected as chief advisors.

A number of prominent leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam have recently been arrested in connection with a violence that broke out protesting the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh. The countrywide incident claimed at least 17 lives.