Dhaka, 10 Jan, Abnews: The roads in and around the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka has been left unstable following protests over the arrival of a top religious scholar Maulana Saad Kandolvi to attend the Biswa Ijtema.
Thousands of protesters blocked the Airport Road resulting in a gridlock stretching all the way to Tongi Bridge.
Saad Kandolvi reached Dhaka airport by a Thai Airways flight around 1:00pm but was unable to get out of the airport following the protest.
However, the Tabligh Jamaat activists did not withdraw the barricade till 4pm, disrupting traffic on the roads from Kakoli to Gazipur.
A police officer wishing anonymity said the pro-Qaumi Madrasa Tabligh Jamaat followers, led by one of its influential leaders Maulana Muhammad Jubayer, have long been opposing the arrival of Saad Kandolvione here following his some controversial comments.
He said Saad Kandolvione might have been taken to Kakril Mosque from the airport.