September 19, 2021, 4:50 pm
Shahidul Islam, Khagrachhari: A number of Islamist and social organizations have demanded the arrest of the terrorists, including the Santu Larma-led JSS, in protest of the killing of the mosque’s imam, neo-Muslim Omar Faruqe, in a brushfire by armed terrorists in Roangchhari, Bandarban.
On Tuesday (June 22) afternoon, a human chain was held at Shapla Chattar in the district town at the initiative of several organizations including Qawmi Madrasa and Ulama Oikya Parishad, Islamic Renaissance. Earlier, the Khagrachhari district branch of the Islamic Movement Bangladesh and the Islamic Renaissance staged a human chain in front of the Khagrachhari Press Club demanding justice for the killers.
Speakers from the human chain demanded six points and warned of stern action if the killers of the imam of the mosque, the new Muslim Omar Farooq, were not brought to justice immediately. At the same time, army camps were set up in the hills and combing operations were carried out to recover weapons.
Mufti Imamuddin Kasemi, Khagrachhari District President of Islamic Movement Delwar Hossain, spoke at the human chain organized under the chairmanship of Maulana Kari Usman Gani of Qawmi Madrasa and Ulama.
Last Friday (June 18), he was killed by terrorists after he left the mosque after night prayers at Tulachhari Para in Roangchhari, Bandarban. Before converting to Islam, his name was Purnachandra Tripura. He had previously converted from Christianity to Islam and had long been threatened with death by armed terrorists. According to this source, the terrorists killed him by firing a brush on Friday, June 18.