Hefajat-e-Islam today announced to hold nationwide demonstration on April 2, protesting deaths of its activists during clashes with law enforcers over three days.
The organisation also decided to observe a "Doa Dibosh" tomorrow -- offering prayers for their deceased activists.
Hefajat Secretary General Nurul Islam Jihadi and Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque announced the programmes at a press conference held at Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish office in Dhaka's Paltan area after concluding their dawn-to-dusk nationwide hartal.
Addressing the press conference, the Hefajat leaders claimed that 17 leaders and activists of Hefajat were killed in two days. Twelve of them were killed in Brahmanbaria, four in Chattogram and one in the Signboard area on the outskirts of Dhaka, they said.
Mamunul Haque said that apart from the dead, about 500 Hefajat men were injured in the attack by police and ruling party leaders and activists. About 200 people have been arrested by the police, he said.