Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been forced to apologise for attending Kali Pujo in Kolkata, fearing death threats from Islamists.
‘Only for 2mins I was in that Puja Pandal. I did not inaugurate it, I just lit the candle. As a conscious Muslim Man, I won’t ever do such a thing, perhaps going there was also wrong for me. If you feel it I am sorry for that. Please forgive me for this,’ Shakib al Hasan said.
Earlier, Shakib was given death threats on Facebook Live. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, B.M. Ashraf Ullah Taher, said, “We just became aware of the matter. The video link has been handed over to the cyber forensic team. Legal action will be taken soon.”
Ashraf Ullah Taher, an official of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said, “This is a defamation and an attempt to destroy communal harmony.”
Both the videos have been removed from Facebook.