Ministry of Home Affairs postpones meeting board heads of Qawmi madrasas

News Desk || shiningbd

Published: 8/8/2022 2:50:10 PM

The Ministry of Home Affairs postponed the meeting with the board heads of Qawmi madrasas scheduled for Wednesday.

A notification signed by Md Shamim Hasan, deputy secretary of the ministry was issued on Monday.

Earlier, Al Hayatul Ulaya Lil-Jamiatil Qawmia Bangladesh, the apex authority of Qawmi madrasas, refused to attend the meeting.

A delegation met the Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Saturday in this regard, reports Bangla Tribune.

The Ministry of Home Affairs invited the board heads of Qawmi madrasas to a meeting on Wednesday held in light of the probe committee’s report over vandalism by activists of Hefazat-e-Islam in Brahmanbaria in March 2021.

A decision was to be made regarding the recommendations of the letter sent by the Hefazat Amir Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury on June 25.

Notably, the letter by Mizanur Rahman made eight recommendations to ensure Qawmi madrasas’ contribution in playing a more effective role in combating militancy, extremism, drug eradication and social degradation.

However, several senior scholars of Qawmi madrasas claimed that Hefazat-e-Islam is a religious organization, and such, the letter given to the prime minister on June 25 by Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury is beyond his jurisdiction.

Dhaka Tribune

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