DHAKA, April 12 - Maizbhandari Parshad today demanded stern actions against the perpetrators of violence against the followers of the spiritual centre in Fatikchhari of Chittagong as suspected hartal activists attacked dozens of buses carrying them to the shrine earlier this month.

"We demand exemplary punishment of the perpetrators of the planned attack on April 4," the Parishad's president Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizbhandari told a press conference joined by the incumbent spiritual leaders of the century old Islamic centre that preaches Sufism and interfaith harmony.

He added: "Maizbhandar Darbar draws millions of devotees from across the country and abroad and therefore we have a responsibility for them when they are under attack".

Leading spiritual personalities Maulana Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari and Maulana Syed Mujibul Bashar Maizbhandari were present at the crowded press conference at the national press Club where the Parishad's secretary Syed saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari read out a statement.

"Even the elderly and minor children were not spared by the attackers . . . most of the devotees could not have their meals and drink for over 12 hours as the attackers carried out their vandalism in the name of holy Islam," he said while a brief video clipping at the conference showed the sequences of the attack and miseries of the injured devotees.

Saifuddin Ahmed said despite their earlier assurances of keeping
the Maizbhandari vehicles beyond the strike as published in several
newsapers, the hartal callers lanched barbaric attcks on the devotees.

Earlier reports said the activists of Fazlul Haque Amini-led Islamic Oikya Jote (IOJ) faction set on fire a petrol pump at Hathazari area at the outskirts of Chittagong city and vandalised over 50 vehicles mostly carrying devotees to Maizbhandar Darbar on the occasion of an annual Urs of Shahsufi Syed Golamur Rahman.

"They (attackers) even continued their vandalism until late in the evening while the hartal ended at 6pm. They spared none," an elderly injured woman was seen saying in the video footage showing her broken arm.

A young devotee who had received head injury questioned in the visual documentary, "Is it the Islam they talk about?"

The OIJ faction and their supporters also went on the rampage at several other places as the rightwing group called a nationwide general strike against the National Women Policy calling it anti- Islamic, a claim strongly rejected by the government and religious scholars.

The parishad president said being a nonpolitical spiritual institution Maizbhandari never believed in violence to create anarchy as Islam strongly denounces it but "we demand the punishment of the perpetrators of the attack on us for the sake of justice".

"But we will be forced to go for tough actions unless the culprits are exposed to justice," Nazibul bashor said.
On that conference among Maizbhandari Shaikhs Syed Habibul Bashor Maizbhandari,Syed Mujibul Bashor Maizbhandari,Syed Jashim uddin Maizbhandari,Syed Nazim Uddin Maizbhandari,Syed Mahtabul Bashor Maizbhandari,Syed Aftabul Bashor Maizbhandari,Syed Tayubul Bashor Maizbhandari were present.

Verses of the Quran
"Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching."

- Sura Al Nahl 16:125

"And those who have been slain in the way of Allah,never think of them as dead; as they are alive with their lord,get their subsistence."

– Sura A'le Imran 3:169

"Show us the straight way,the way of those on whom you have bestowed your grace."

– Sura Al- Faatihah 1:5-6

"Undoubtedly he attained to his goal,who purifies it (soul) and he failed who covered it in sin or corrupts it."

– Sura Shams 91:09-10

"And say you, Work on, now Allah will behold your work and so his apostles and the believers."

– Sura At-Taubah 09:105

"But Allah was not going send them a penalty whilst you were among them."

-Sura Al-Anfal 08:33

"And he whom Allah leaves to stray,-for him you wil find no guidance or protection to lead him to the right way."

– Sura Al-Kahf 15:17

"Verily , the mercy of Allah is with the friends of Allah."

– Sura Al-Araf 08:56

Sayings of the Holy Prophet
"Allah said,'Whoever comes against one of My saints, I will declare war against him.'"
"Allah's saints are under his domes. No one knows them except Him."

– Hadith-E-Qudsi

Holy Speeches
"Hunger is a rain cloud.If a servant is hungry, Allah will shower his heart with wisdom."

– Hazrat Bayazid Bistami (R)

Holy Speeches
"Hazrat Muhammad put on his two caps of Belayet one on my head & another cap on my elder brother Gausul Azam Hazrat Syed Abdul Kader Jilani(R)." "Select food like the pigeon. Do not eat the forbidden food. Praise Allah along with your children. "Be converted into the soul of angel."

–Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Ahmadullah (R)

Holy Speeches
" A leaf never becomes a leaf of gold, but a leaf can be converted to a leaf of gold by the order of the Wali Allah (Friends of Allah)" "I am folded with the characteristics of Allah generous like nature; so I keep myself Silent."

-Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Gulamur Rahman Bababhandari(R)

Holy Speeches
" Baba Bhandari is crowned with the honourship of Gausul Azam.He has earned a vast treasury.I am the keyman of this treasury.No body will be able to dislock it without Me." "Oh Moinuddin! As you have taken the responsibility of my desciples,I am free from all tension and anxities." "Love for holy Prophet is the greatest wealth. It is only way of salvation in this world and the hereafter." "Keep yourself away from those worst men who do not pay due respect to our Holy Prophet ."

– Hazrat Syed Abul Bashar(R)

Holy Speeches
"If Eid-E-Miladunnabi is observed under the leadership of Government, all kinds of crisis will disapper from the state." " Make your heart fresh with the remembrance of Allah." " Salvation of this world and the hereafter depends our sending durud and salutation on our holy Prophet with due respect and honour." "The first recognized is Dhat (Essence) and the second recognized are sifat (activities & qualities). You first perceive the dhat (Essence) of Zayd and then his sifat (activities & qualities) like his knowledge, intelligence, etc." " Within you there are certain items: (1) Body (2) mind (3) Ruh (soul) (4) Sirr (secret) (5) Nur (light) (6) Reality (the Absolute Dhat)."

– Hazrat Baba Mainuddin Al Hasani(M.J.A.)