Jamaat calls off hartal for Hindu festival in Bangladesh

A countrywide daylong hartal called by Jamaat for today was withdrawn in the district due to Ganga Snan (holy dip) of Hindu devotees in the area.
Rafiqul Islam, former ameer of the district unit and member of central working committee of Jamaat-e-Islami, said local leaders of Hindu community urged them to withdraw the shutdown due to Ganga Snan to be held in Pagla River at Tartipur of Shibganj upazila today.
Considering the issue, they withdrew the hartal in the district, said Rafiqul.
Earlier, Jamaat called hartal for today protesting the death penalty of party’s ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami in the 10 truck arms haul case.
Every year, the historic Ganga Snan, a religious ritual of Hindu community is held at Janhobi Muni Ashram of Tattipur Maha Samsan of Shibganj upazila in the district.

Source: The Daily Star