Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Motijheel, the country’s business hub, turned into a human sea as thousands of people poured into the area to join the rally of radical Islamist organization Hefajat-e Islam Saturday morning.
The rally started around 11:00am through recitation from the Holy Quran.
Noor Hossain Kashemi, Dhaka city ameer and joint convenor of Hefajat, is leading the rally.
Among others, Junaid Babunagari, secretary general of the organization, is present at the makeshift podium.
Hefajat has received permission for the rally to voice their 13-point demand including punishment of some bloggers for “defaming” Islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
The Shapla Chattar gathering spilled onto adjoining areas including Ittefaq intersection, Arambagh, Dainik Bangla intersection and Fakirerpool areas, according to reports.
Hefajat will announce the next course of action from the rally to realize its demands.
BBN/SSR/AD-06Apr13-12:02 pm (BST)