Bangladesh: IMB members protest against China over attempt to destroy minaret, dome of mosque in Yunan
Bangladesh showed solidarity with the Muslim community of Yunan province as the Islamic Movement Bangladesh (IMB) on Friday organized a protest against China for attempts to destroy the minaret and dome of the mosque in the Nagu area.
In June, a court ruled that some of the mosque’s most recent renovations were illegal and demolition was ordered following which clashes broke out between Chinese Police and people in a Muslim-majority town in southwestern China, reports ANI.
The members of the Islamic Movement Bangladesh formed a human chain at Baitul Mukarram in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Friday to protest against China.
They ignored heavy rains to protest against the incident in Dhaka.
Protestors led by Advocate Khairul Islam, chairman of Islamic Movement Bangladesh, highlighted the Chinese atrocities on Uyghur Muslims and warned China to stop such practices immediately, reports ANI.
Protesters were seen carrying banners and posters at the site of the demonstration.
They urged the people of Bangladesh to extend support to the oppressed Muslims living in China whose culture is facing an existential threat.
Speakers also alleged that Muslim women are being raped, harassed and Muslim males are being continuously tortured. They added that China has now started to destroy symbols of Islam, which they said will not be tolerated, reports ANI.