Dhaka, Oct 25 (BAN/ AD): On Friday after Juma prayers scores of activists of Islami Jubo Andolon Dhaka unit gathered in front of the national mosque on Topkhana Road.
They were protesting against the recent violence in Bhola, which left four people dead, and hundreds injured. They demanded severe punishment for culprits involved in spreading offensive messages against Islam on the Facebook Messenger app.
The activists marched from the front of the national mosque to their office in Paltan area. They ended their demonstration through a procession in the nearby areas.
A local Hindu youth named Biplob Chandra Shuvo whose hacked Facebook account was used to send messages. Screenshots of the messages went viral on Facebook, which fuelled a protest in Bhola’s Borhanuddin upazila on October 20, leading to a clash between a mob of protesters, and police.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Deputy Commissioner (Motijheel division) Anwar Hossain said that a large number of policemen had been deployed in the Baitul Mukarram area to avoid violence.
Police and locals said messages containing derogatory remarks about Allah and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) were sent to several individuals on Facebook from Biplob’s account.