Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikya Parishad, Bagmara Upazila unit, yesterday postponed Sree Krishna's birth anniversary programmes scheduled for August 13 to protest alleged acts of disrespect to Krishna by the brother of local lawmaker.
In a press conference, the Parishad leaders alleged that Emdadul Haque, brother of Awami League lawmaker Enamul Haque, tore up an invitation card containing Krishna's portrait on Thursday and hurled abusive words when two Parishad men handed over the card to him and invited him to the August 13 programmes.
The Parishad leaders also said they invited Emdad, who is a supporter of Jamaat-e-Islami, as he is now an influential person in Bagmara.
The Parishad also took out a procession in Bagmara Sadar upazila and announced that protest programmes will also be held on August 13.
When contacted, Emdadul Haque denied all the allegations. "I just threw away the invitation card as I was unaware of the matter. I did not tore it up or humiliate anyone," he said.
"I also do not have any connections with Jamaat-e-Islami or Razakars, but I am involved with Tablig-e-Jamaat", he said replying to a question.