Maulana Abdullah Mohammad Hasan, a nayeb-e-amir of Hefajat-e Islam, has resigned from the Qawmi madrasa based organisation bringing allegations that the Islamist outfit has now become a platform for materialising the personal agenda of some controversial Hefajat leaders.
Mohammad Hasan, also president of Bangladesh Farayeji Andolon, came up with the announcement during a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club in the city.
"From my understanding, I am saying that a crisis of competent leadership in Hefajat-e Islam has been created following the demise of Hefajat Amir Shah Ahmad Shafi," he said in a written statement.
"People having different opinions and ideologies have infiltrated Hefajat and they are trying in a very tactful way so that the Islamist organisation takes to the street to materialise their own political gain," he also said.
"As part of this, they have become successful to a large extent in bringing Hefajat under their control and defying the opinion of most of the Hefajat leaders…those controversial outsider leaders had forced the Hartal-like programmes that caused the sufferings of people," said Mohammad Hasan.
He also said in the past Hefajat's activities were carried out through discussion with top leaders of the organisation.
"But in the recent times, Hefajat has become a platform to materialise the personal agenda of some leaders. After realising these matter, I resigned from the nayeb-e-amir post of Hefajat-e Islam," he added.
In the written statement, Mohammad Hasan said he was very much saddened by the deaths of 20 people and the injuries caused to scores of others in different parts of the country including Hathazari in Chattogram and Brahmanbaria.
In the briefing, he urged the government not harass innocent alem-ulema.