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Allama Shafi hospitalised again

Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam Allama Ahmed Shafi has been admitted to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) in Port City on Thursday night.

Shafi was admitted to the hospital on Thursday night as he was feeling unwell, according to Hathazari Madrasa sources.
The 105-year-old Allama Shafi has been suffering from various diseases due to his old age, including diabetes and high blood pressure.

Earlier, Hifazat-e Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi stepped down as director general of Al Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Uloom Moinul Islam, known as the Hathazari Baro Madrasa, in Chattogram in the wake of protests dragging on for two days.

The institution’s governing body, Shura Committee, made the decision in a meeting on Thursday night, ending Shafi’s long reign in one of the largest and oldest madrasas in Bangladesh.

Five members of the 12-strong committee and senior teachers attended the meeting, said Salahuddin Nanupuri, a member of the panel.

The committee also sacked his son Anas Madani as assistant director and loyalist teacher Maulana Nurul Islam.