Hasnat Karim a ‘member of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain’
10:17 pm, August 05, 2016
Former faculty of North South University Hasnat Karim is allegedly a member of banned militant outfit Hizb-Ut-Tahrir’s Britain branch—‘Bangla Unit’. He was active to make the organization further powerful when studying in Queen Mary University of London.
Some other members of the ‘Bangla unit’ in Britain also earn membership of the organization by Hasnat’s cooperation. Some of them are-- Liakat Sarker, Nazmul Islam, Kamrul Hasan, Muzibul Islam and Nur E Alam, founder of charity organization ‘Save the Humanity’ and leader of Hefazat e Islami at United Kingdom and others.
Hasnat Karim is a close relative of Nasim Ghani who established Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Britain also a resident of Dhaka. Seeking anonymity a member of Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s ‘Bangla Unit’ told, “Bangla Unit of Hizb-ut-Tahrir emerged in Britain by the endeavor of Hasnat Karim. Hasnat Karim joined Hizb-ut-Tahrir when he studied at Queen Mary University of London. Apart from in Britain, he also contributed to grow the organization in Bangladesh too.”
After his returning to Bangladesh Hasnat also continued his links with Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Britain. In 2013, while a leader of Hizb-ut-Tahrir named Nur E Alam was arrested at Hefazat Rally in Dhaka then Hasnat helped him to return Britain through bail.
Though Hasnat returns Bangladesh, but he had been collecting fund from London in the name of several religious settlements—mosques, madrashas those are founded by him in Bangladesh, by remain active involvement with Hefazat and Hizb-ut-Tahrir and also in assistance with a few TV channels.
In last Ramadan he raised fund worth more than Tk 3 crore in the name of Baruna Madrasha, Majsid e Abu Bakar, Baruna Hefajat E Islami Mahila Madrasha, Save the Humanity, Al Khalil Education Trust.
Now Bangalee community in Britain raised question about where the money is being spent and through which agency the amount is being sent.
Detective Polices put Hasnat in custody for some days for his alleged involvement with Gulshan attack last month. Later he was arrested on Wednesday.
On Thursday, a Dhaka court placed Hasnat along with Tahmid Hasib Khan in 8-day remand following the plea from police.
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