Islamist extremists at a rally on Friday criticised Dr Kamal Hossain for pleading for the Ahmadiyyas in court on the ban on Ahmadiyya publications and threatened him as a heretic. They said that Dr Hossain should prove within 15 days that he is a muslim or else he would face the consequence. Extremists under the banner of International Khatme Nabuwat Movement, Bangladesh (IKNMB) organised the rally after Juma prayers in Tejgaon Nabisco crossing in the city reiterated their pledge to go for a tougher movement if the government does not declare the Ahmadiyyas non-Muslim immediately. .
Meanwhile, a tense situation prevailed in Tejgaon area as the rally was organised near the Ahmadiyyas' mosque at East Nakhalpara. A large number of police were deployed there to avert any untoward incident.