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JAIL until death

JAIL until death

He was actively involved in an act of genocide and crimes against humanity which left 36 people dead in Pirojpur in 1971. He was 39 and a Muslim League leader then. Despite committing the heinous crimes, he not only managed to evade trial but also became a two-time lawmaker in Bangladesh whose birth he had vehemently opposed. It took around 44 years for the law to catch up with Jatiya Party leader Abdul Jabbar. This time his old age saved him from the gallows. A special tribunal, which tried the JP leader...

Hindus' death angel

He had unleashed a reign of terror among the Hindus in Pirojpur. His atrocities had reached such a terrifying extent that he was feared as a "death angel" among the members of the minority community during the 1971 Liberation War. In four separate incidents, war criminal Abdul Jabbar, then 39, led the Pakistani occupation army and his followers to kill the Hindus and forcefully convert them to Islam in Pirojpur. He had not stopped just there. By delivering spells of fiery speeches,...

Jabbar gets jail until death

Jabbar gets jail until death

Former Jatiya Party lawmaker Abdul Jabbar was sentenced to jail until death on four charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The 82-year-old was also sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment on the other charge and fined Tk 10 lakh in his absentia. If he fails to pay the fine, he will have to serve two years more in jail, the court said.  All the five charges were proved  Jail until death for 4 charges  20 years’ imprisonment for one The International Crimes Tribunal-1 led by its Chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim found him guilty in all the five charges levelled against him and pronounced the verdict. Terming...

‘Bomb thrower’ shot for blasting bomb at Rawshan’s ancestral home

‘Bomb thrower’ shot for blasting bomb at Rawshan’s ancestral home

Police shot a leader of Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebok Dal, a front organisation of BNP, for allegedly hurling crude bombs at Jatiya Party leader Rawshan Ershad’s ancestral residence in Mymensingh early today. The wounded, Md Nuruzzaman, is a senior joint-convener of Swechchhasebok Dal Mymensingh unit, reports our district correspondent. A gang led by Md Nuruzzaman threw two...

PM warns Daily Star

PM warns Daily Star

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today warned of actions against the country's leading English daily, The Daily Star, for what she said “patronising banned militant organisation Hizb-ut Tahrir by publishing its poster”. "Action will be taken against those who tried to patronise Hizb-ut Tahrir by publishing its poster," she told the parliament amidst thumping of...

Ershad again calls for dialogue

Ershad again calls for dialogue

Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad today once again called upon the leaders of different political parties to sit together to put an end to the prevailing political crisis of the country. “Peace will not be established in the country if we failed to sit together for talks,” he said while speaking at a...

Ershad invites Hasina, Khaleda to political convention

Ershad invites Hasina, Khaleda to political convention

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has sent letters to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia inviting them to a convention to find a way out of the current political impasse.   Referring to deadly violence during the ongoing nonstop blockade, he said, “Let’s us all say no to this polluted politics....

Normalcy in a few days

Leaders of the ruling Awami League (AL) and opposition Jatiya Party yesterday forecast an end to the ongoing violence and political crisis in the next couple of days, stating without elaborating that policing and talks would bring about the change. Violence in the last 18 days of a blockade being enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance left 33 people dead and around 900 injured while about 700 vehicles were vandalised and torched. The alliance demands an inclusive, credible national election...

Independent MP stages walkout demanding Khaleda’s arrest

Independent MP stages walkout demanding Khaleda’s arrest

Independent lawmaker Mojibur Rahman Chowdhury today walked out of the House demanding arrest of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for giving directives to burn and kill innocent people. Taking the floor in the Jatiya Sangsad to raise a supplementary question during question-answer hour, he accused Khaleda for burning and killing people in the name of blockade and hartal across the country. While the independent lawmaker was walking out of the parliament, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan told the House that the government is taking legal steps against Khaleda Zia according to the legal procedure. Responding to another question from Jatiya Party member Peer Fazlur Rahman, the state minister informed the Jatiya Sangsad...

Qaisar appeals against death penalty

Qaisar appeals against death penalty

Former Jatiya Party minister Syed Mohammad Qaisar today challenged the death penalty awarded to him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. His lawyer Joynul Abedin Tuhin submitted the 50-page appeal, along with necessary documents, with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court around...

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