Published: 2014-08-28 18:48:54 BdST
They have threatened a nationwide strike on Sunday and further tough movements across the nation if the killers are not nabbed within the given time frame.
On Thursday afternoon Islami Chhatra Shena's Chittagong Metropolitan unit President Abu Azam announced from a rally in front of the Chittagong Press Club that the organisation would hold a nationwide strike on Sunday if the murderers were not arrested by then.
Maolana Nurul Islam Farooqi was murdered in the presence of his family at his residence on Wednesday night at East Razabazar.
He was a presidium member of Islamic Front, a leader of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat and also the Khatib of High Court Mazar mosque. Besides, he hosted two programmes – ‘Shantir Pothe’ and ‘Kafela’ – on Channel i.
Islamic Front, Chhatra Shena and Ahle Sunnat activists began gathering in the Jamalkhan area from early morning.
As their numbers swelled to thousands, they barricaded the road from Cheragi Hill to Jamalkhan. Some of them were carrying heavy sticks.
Ahle Sunnat Secretary General Mosahib Uddin Bakhtiar joined the rally to announce a protest rally on Sep 2 at the Laldighi grounds.
"Nurul Islam Farooqi spoke for peace in Islam on behalf of the Sunni people. He was trying to spread the spirit of Sufism through the media," he said.