People in a Tangail village stopped the local members of the Ahmadiyya community from constructing a mosque for themselves on Monday.
Assistant superintendent of police Md Sajahan said that members of the Ahmadiyya community at Chantara in Ghatail started to build a mosque in the village about 11:00am but that other villagers stopped the work.
On hearing about the matter, the police from Ghatail police station went to the spot and removed both parties, he added.
Policemen have been deployed there to deal with any violence.
Local Ahmadiyya leader Rafiq Ahmed, however, said that local members of the community had started fencing their land to build a mosque but that the police had stopped their activities.
‘Not only that, but the police also broke our fencing and deployed extra policemen there,’ he said.