ISKCON is trying to destroy country’s communal harmony, alleges Maulana ATM Masum
Assistant Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Maulana ATM Masum has issued the following statement on 19 July 2019 protesting and condemning the incidents of feeding Prasad (sweets while chanting the Hindu religion’s slogan) to different school going students, a racist and extremist initiative, taken by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement or Hare Krishnas.
“I am condemning the incidents of feeding Prasad (Hindu rituals) in different schools in recent times. These incidents are nothing but a conspiracy to foil the Islamic belief and spirits of the school going children.
We came to know that, marking the Rotho Jatra (Hindu people’s procession), ISKCON has fed Prasad to around 30 thousand students. These initiatives have been taken by the ultra-extremist Hindu group to destroy the communal harmony and the Muslim faiths. The Islam loving people around the country are highly shocked and aggrieved with these incidents. No organization has the right to foil the religious faith of the Muslim communities.
I am calling upon the concerned authorities to identify and punish those miscreants who are instigating others to destroy the communal harmony in this country.