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Jamaat-e-islami

Relaxed hartal in Dhaka

Relaxed hartal in Dhaka

Despite a 24-hour countrywide hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami across the country, Dhaka city dwellers came out in streets and performed their daily jobs as usual today. No unexpected incident was reported from any part of Dhaka or somewhere else till filing this report around 11:00am.  On Wednesday, Jamaat-e-Islami called 48-hour hartals for Thursday and Sunday...

If banned, Jamaat to go underground: Muhith

If banned, Jamaat to go underground: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said if Jamaat-e-Islami is banned through enacting a law, the fundamentalist party would go underground. “They (Jamaat) are expert in killing,” Muhith told reporters after a meeting with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) managing board team at his secretariat office in Dhaka. On the Jamaat enforced ongoing hartal to protest...

10 hurt as Jamaat-Shibir men clash with Rajshahi cops

10 hurt as Jamaat-Shibir men clash with Rajshahi cops

At least 10 people including two police constables were injured as the activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, clashed with law enforcers in Rajshahi city this morning. The clash ensued when the Jamaat-Shibir men hurled a crude bomb from a rally targeting a vehicle of patrol police near Loknath School...

2 cops hurt as Jamaat, Shibir men hurl bombs at Mirpur

Two policemen were injured when activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir hurled two crude bombs targeting them at Mirpur-10 in Dhaka. The injured -- constable Samidul and Nayek Mannan – received first aid, said Sayed Ziauzzaman, officer-in-charge of Pallabi Police Station. The activists threw the bombs from a brisk procession in Benaroshmi Palli area around 9:00am when the law enforcers were on duty there, leaving the duo slightly injured, the OC said. Police later detained Sanaullah, a student of Homeopathic Medical...

Sporadic violence marks hartal

Sporadic acts of violence marked the countrywide 24-hour hartal enforced by the Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday.     Law enforcers picked up around 50 Jamaat-Shibir activists in last 36 hours across the country. The capital was largely peaceful during hartal hours, with almost all businesses and offices operating normally. Traffic was lighter than usual for a weekday, but a large number of vehicles plied the city thoroughfares. Trains and launches operated on schedule, but long-haul buses stayed off the streets. The shutdown is to end...

Slack hartal across the country

Slack hartal across the country

The 24-hour countrywide hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami demanding release of their leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee is progressing across the country in a relaxed way. Appalled by the Supreme Court verdict that sentenced war criminal Sayedee to imprisonment until death, Jamaat called two 24-hour hartals for today and Sunday. In Dhaka, police detained two pickets from...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Azharul verdict any day

Azharul verdict any day

A tribunal in Dhaka today concluded hearing arguments in a war crimes case against Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam and will deliver its verdict any day. The 62-year-old Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general faces six charges including murder, genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Alleged Al-Badr commander of Rangpur, Azharul...

Verdict biased: Gonojagoron Mancha

Verdict biased: Gonojagoron Mancha

Minutes after the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee, Gonojagoron Mancha rejected the verdict terming it “biased”. “It is a biased verdict that is aimed at establishing the politics of Jamaat and Shibir,” Imran H Sarker, spokesperson of a faction of the Gonojagoron Mancha, said while giving his...

Sayedee to seek review

Sayedee to seek review

War criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee has instructed his lawyers to file a review petition with the Supreme Court challenging its verdict that commuted his death sentence to jail until death, a defence lawyer said today. “We will file a review petition after obtaining the copy of full verdict. We hope that the Supreme Court...

Expectation not fulfilled, says attorney general

Expectation not fulfilled, says attorney general

Expressing dissatisfaction over the Supreme Court verdict in war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam today said the judgement did not fulfill his expectation. "I had expected that the apex court will uphold death sentence of Sayedee that International Crimes Tribunal-1 delivered," Alam said. "But we did not get...

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