Representatives of Al-Hayatul Ulaya Lil-Jamiatil Qawmia Bangladesh, the highest body of Qawmi madrasas, had a meeting with the Home Minister. At the meeting, they demanded the government to open the Hifz and Maktab departments in accordance with the health rules and to start educational activities at Qawmi Madrasa after Ramadan.The meeting was held at the Home Minister’s residence on Monday (April 26) at around 10 pm. During the meeting, they informed the government about the recent decision to keep the students and teachers of Qawmi Madrasa free from all forms of conventional politics.
The delegation was led by one of the members of Hayatul Ulaya, Muhtamim Mufti Ruhul Amin of Gowhardanga Madrasa. He was accompanied by Mufti Jasimuddin of Hathazari Madrasa and Muhtamim Mufti Mohammad Ali of Aftabnagar Madrasa. State Minister for Religion Farid Uddin Khan Dulal was also present at the meeting.
In this regard, Mufti Mohammad Ali said, “We have informed the Home Minister about the decisions taken by the Standing Committee of Hayatul Ulaya last Sunday (April 24).” The Home Minister has assured that our demands will be resolved through the concerned authorities.
On Sunday, Al-Hayatul Uliya Lil Jamiatil Qawmia Bangladesh took a final decision that students and teachers of Qawmi Madrasa will be free from all forms of conventional politics.
Sujan Kairi: The Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) believes that the loss of life and property in the Armanitola fire in Old Dhaka is not an accident but a result of the combined profitability of businessmen, homeowners and others.
Expressing deep sorrow over the casualties and damage caused by the fire, the organization said it was necessary to identify those responsible for the failure to remove the chemical warehouse.
BIP’s general secretary planner Dr. This has been said in a press release signed by Adil Muhammad Khan. It is said that old Dhaka is living on bombs, this extreme truth has been repeatedly told by the responsible quarters of the country including BIP, but the chemical warehouse has not moved from old Dhaka even after 11 years of Nimtali tragedy. This situation should not have happened at present if human life and resources were given top priority.
To cite the dangers of chemical warehouses, the press release cited the Lebanese bombing of Beirut in 2020 as an example. In this reality, it is necessary to find out why the directives announced by the government after the Nimtali, Churihatta fires were not implemented and why the initiative to remove the chemical factories could not be implemented and necessary steps need to be taken to give exemplary punishment to the culprits.
Complaining that most of the chemical warehouses and factories in old Dhaka were not built following the building construction rules and norms, the BIP said that chemical warehouses have been set up in these buildings for huge profits in violation of the land use plan indicated in the master plan. How we allow such dangerous business to continue day by day from the heart of the country’s capital has raised serious questions about our commitment to building a modern and livable city.
Meanwhile, another person died in the fire. The name of the deceased is Safayet Hossain. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery. Five people died in the fire.
Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute Chief Coordinator. Samanta Lal Sen said Safayet died while undergoing treatment on Sunday morning. The fire burned 25 percent of his body.
On April 22, a fire at the Haji Musa Mansion on Armenian Street killed four people that day. At present 19 more people are undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery. None of them are safe.