Five lawmakers in Bangladesh parliament today demanded arrest of former minister Abdul Latif Siddique for his derogatory comments on Hajj and Tablig that hurt the religious sentiment of Muslims while veteran Awami League MP Suranjit Sengupta said the law will take its own course in this regard.
The five lawmakers-Ziauddin Bablu of Jatiya Party, Independent member Rustom Ali Farazi and independent member Hazi Mohammad Selim and BNF MP Abul Kalam Azad- raised the demand while speaking on point of order in the House. Surnajt, also chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law, justice and parliamentary affairs ministry, said, “Law must take its own course . . . The rule of law is equal for all.” He urged the Speaker to take necessary steps against Latif Siddique considering the sentiment of the people. He said Awami League government is respectful to the mass people’s religious norms and beliefs. Suranjit said warrants of arrest have been issued from different courts of the country so the members of law enforcement agencies should arrest him.