Influential Bangladeshi cleric loses control over Hathazari madrasa following two days of protests

Hifazat-e Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi has stepped down as director general of the madrasa in Chattogram’s Hathazari in the wake of protests dragging on for two days

Sep 18, 2020
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Hifazat-e Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi has stepped down as director general of the madrasa in Chattogram’s Hathazari in the wake of protests dragging on for two days.

The institution’s governing body, Shura Committee, made the decision in a meeting on Thursday night, ending Shafi’s long reign in one of the largest and oldest madrasas in Bangladesh.

Five members of the 12-strong committee and senior teachers attended the meeting, said Salahuddin Nanupuri, a member of the panel.


https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2020/09/18/shafi-resigns-as-hathazari-madrasa-chief-giving-in-to-two-days-of-protests

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