Women to be confined if Hefajat-Jamaat rule: Tofail

Senior Awami League leader Tofail Ahmed on Thursday said women will be kept confined to their houses if Hefajat-e-Islam and Jamaat-e-Islami assume state power.“You have to go back home and your condition will be pathetic if they (Hefajat and Jamaat) can assume state power. They have already made it clear through placing their demands,” he said while addressing a solidarity meeting of the 14-party alliance with the female leaders.
Ruling party leader Amir Hossain Amu presided over the meeting held at Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s office at Dhanmondi.
Tofail, also Awami League advisory council member, alleged that the main aim of Hefajat and Jamaat is to hinder the march of the young generation, who woke up to the Shahbagh movement, towards progress.
Speaking on the occasion, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury said the present war is between advancement and backwardness. “Bangladesh is moving towards advancement which is not liked by many. For this, attack is being carried out on women.”
Posing a question, senior Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim said, “Will we go back to the Dark Ages? It’s not possible under any circumstances.”
Addressing the solidarity meeting, the women leaders said Hefajat took to the streets with their 13-point demand with the support of Jamaat only to hinder the country’s progress. UNB

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