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Jamaat

19 Shibir men held in Dhaka

Law enforcers today arrested 19 leaders and activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, in the capital's Mohammadpur. Shafiqul Islam Masud, a former central president of Shibir, was among the arrestees, Biplob Kumar Sarker, deputy commissioner of Tejgaon division of DMP, told The Daily Star. On information, police conducted a raid at Zakir Hossain Road area and arrested them when they were holding a secret meeting there this evening, the police official said.

Cops foil Jamaat anti- broadcast policy rally

Police yesterday charged baton on Jamaat and Shibir men at city’s Arambag when they were holding meeting in the area protesting the “National Broadcast Policy.”   Four suffered injury while police detained eight leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing—Islami Chhatra Shibir, said a Jamaat leader. Jamaat held the rally,m first time after the January 5 election. BM Farman, officer-in-charge of Motijheel Police Station however, told The Daily Star that members of the law enforcing agency dispersed Jamaat-Shibir men soon after their...

Verdict delayed ‘at Delhi’s instruction’

Verdict delayed ‘at Delhi’s instruction’

BNP senior leader ASM Hannan Shah today alleged that the verdict against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami in war crimes trial has been deferred “at the instruction of New Delhi”. “Why the verdict was not announced today? Information available from Raw (Research and Analysis Wing--Indian Secret Service Agency) indicates that the verdict was deferred due to the upcoming visit of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Dhaka,” said the BNP standing committee member. The retired brigadier general added that Jamaat might have enforced hartal if verdict was announced and a conflicting situation could be created in the country, causing damage to the Sheikh Hasina government’ image. “That’s why the verdict was...

Bogra Jamaat leader held

Bogra Jamaat leader held

Police arrested a Jamaat-e-Islami leader who was formerly a chairman of Shajahanpur upazila in Bogra this morning. Yasin Ali, a member of Jamaat’s Bogra district committee, was accused in six cases with Shajahanpur and Sadar police station for attacking and torching local Awami League office. Members of the Detective Branch (DB) of police picked him...

War crimes trial: Mobarak verdict any day

War crimes trial: Mobarak verdict any day

A tribunal in Dhaka today concluded hearing arguments in a war crimes case against former Razakar commander Mobarak Hossain and will deliver its verdict any day. The 64-year-old accused, now behind the bars, also served as the organising secretary of a union parishad unit of Awami League for 16 years till 2012. While serving as a Jamaat member during the Liberation War of 1971, he was involved in murder, abduction, confinement, torture and loot, according to the charges pressed against him. On completion of the arguments by both the sides today, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 kept Mobarak's verdict CAV (Curia Advisari Vult), meaning it will be delivered any day. Mobarak, as a commander...

SC panel formed to hear Kamaruzzaman plea

SC panel formed to hear Kamaruzzaman plea

Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain has constituted a four-member bench of the Appellate Division, excluding himself, to hear the appeal filed by Jamaat leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman challenging the death penalty awarded to him for his wartime offences. The bench members are: Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, Justice M Imman Ali...

Jamaat congratulates Modi

Jamaat congratulates Modi

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami today congratulated Narendra Modi, who is all set to be the prime minister of India. In a written statement, Jamaat acting ameer Makbul Ahamad greeted Modi and BJP for its landslide victory in the Lok Shabha election. “We congratulate Narendra Modi for his historic victory in the election. We hope that India will...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Kamaruzzaman's appeal hearing starts May 18

Kamaruzzaman's appeal hearing starts May 18

The Supreme Court today fixed May 18 for starting hearing an appeal filed by Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman challenging the death penalty awarded to him for his wartime offences. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain set the date as the appeal came up in the hearing...

Ctg Jamaat chief among 21 arrested

Ctg Jamaat chief among 21 arrested

Police yesterday arrested 21 leaders and activists of Chittagong city unit Jamaat, including its ameer and secretary general, from the party's port city office. They also recovered bomb-making materials from the office during the raid. ANM Shamsul Islam, ameer of Chittagong city unit Jamaat-e-Islami and also former lawmaker, Nazrul Islam, secretary general of the unit, and its assistant secretary general AZM Obaidullah are among the arrestees. Meanwhile, Chittagong city Jamaat called a dawn-to-dusk hartal for tomorrow (Wednesday) in Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and three hill districts, protesting the arrest of its leaders and activists. The party will also stage demonstrations in Chittagong city and upazila headquarters of the district today, he added. AKM Mohiuddin, officer-in-charge...

War Trial of Subhan

Tortured victim testifies at tribunal

A war crimes victim yesterday testified that Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan shot him after lining him and other detainees up at the premises of a school in Pabna during the Liberation War. Three of his chest bones were broken in the shooting, Rustam Ali told the International Crimes Tribunal-2. But that was not the end. Subhan also directed the Pakistani soldiers, who accompanied him in the incident on April 13, 1971, to charge him with bayonet, which left him senseless. Subhan also...

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