The Comilla University Teachers Association on Thursday condemned the ‘vandalism and anarchy’ that Hefazat-e-Islam carried out across the country in recent times.
They came down on the Islamist outfit at a statement, signed by the organization President Dr Md Shamimul Islam and General Secretary Dr Kazi Md Kamal Uddin.
The statement says, on the occasion of celebratinggolden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, world leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to Bangladesh.Several development agreements were signed with India at his arrival which will accelerate the development of the country. However, Hefazat-e-Islam has conspired to obstruct the progress of this development. They want to destroy the sovereignty, development and progress of the country wrecking the portrait of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The statement also reads, CoUTA strongly condemn, protest and express deep concern over the arson, damage to state property, vandalism of Bangabandhu mural and radical violence of Hefazat-e-Islam across the country.These activities of Hefazat-e-Islam are against the values of the Liberation War.
The teachers' association also demanded exemplary punishment for those involved in damaging Bangabandhus’sportrait and causing public suffering.