• Sunday, Feb 05, 2023
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Shafi dumbfounded by reinstallation of Lady Justice

  • Published at 07:12 pm May 28th, 2017
  • Last updated at 09:39 am May 29th, 2017
Shafi dumbfounded by reinstallation of Lady Justice
Terming the re-installation of the statue of Lady Justice a matter of grave concern and disappointment, Hefazat-e-Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi has said they along with the masses were taken aback by the move. “Despite my long illness, I became happy and expressed gratitude when the statue of the Greek goddess was removed [from the Supreme Court premises]. However, only two days after we have now regrettably come to know that the idol was reinstalled in front of the Supreme Court’s annex building. We are flabbergasted by the re-erection of it,” the chief of the radical Islamist platform said in a press statement on Sunday. He also said: “Earlier, we placed our demand for removing the idol forever. But, it was reinstalled against the people’s will. “The re-installation has made it sufficiently clear that the government is not paying attention to our calls and peaceful movement. Installing the idol or cloaking it in black during the time of prayers was never an issue. In fact, the issue was whether it will exist or not, and there was no middle way.” Shafi added: “We have repeatedly said that justice is a fundamental concept in Islam. Even, establishing justice in the society was a goal of our Liberation War in 1971. So, when we borrow any symbol of justice from the Greek tradition, it means that we have no concept of justice in our history, tradition and religion.” [caption id="attachment_65868" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Mehedi-Hasan-(5) Islami Andolan Bangladesh activists protest in front of the Supreme Court against the reinstatement of the Lady Justice statue in the court premises on Saturday night MEHEDI HASAN[/caption] He urged the government to remove the statute for good, saying: “Do not play with our religious beliefs, national spirit and heritage. Do not push the country towards the curse of Allah through such anti-Islamic activities.” Meanwhile, describing the reinstallation as a hide and seek game of the government, Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Shafiqur Rahman in a separate press statement said they were enraged by the move. He also demanded the statute be permanently removed from the court area. Islami Andolon Bangladesh’s Ameer and Charmonai Pir Mufti Syed Muhammad Rezaul Karim said the reinstallation slandered Islam as a religion and the Muslims as a population. Alleging that the government is showing disregard for feelings of the Muslims, who constitute 92% of the country’s total population, he said: “In the next general election, people will boycott the ruling party as it is siding with idols.” Mufti Faizullah, secretary general of a faction of Islami Oikya Jote, too demanded removal of the statue.
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail