Category: Jamat-e- Islami

Rajshahi clashes kill 2 more

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A Jamaat-e-Islami leader and a minor were killed while seven more were hit by bullets during clashes between strike supporters and police on the first day of the 48-hour nationwide strike called by the Islamist party Sunday.

The clashes were reported from Godagari upazila in Rajshahi district, where local administartion clamped prohibitory orders to avoid further trouble after the clashes.

Those killed have been identified as Mujahid Hossain, 45, a Jamaat leader from Mahishalbari of Godaigari upazilla and Rafiqul Islam, 12, son of Mostafa Ali from Bhagmantapur (in the upazila). Hossain is also the Imam of a local mosque. Read more →

Jamaat 48-hour shutdown on

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Sporadic blasts and processions marked the beginning of the Jamaat-e-Islami’s two-day nationwide shutdown on Sunday with capital Dhaka wrapped in a tight security blanket .

Heavy deployment of police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) were noticed at Malibagh, Shantinagar, Rampura, Paltan, Motijheel, Kawran Bazar, Farmgate, Tejgaon, Mohakhali, Badda and other key points through city.

Jamaat 48-hour shutdown on

Jamaat 48-hour shutdown on

Inter-city buses were fewer in numbers but rickshaws and auto-rickshaws were seen plying streets. Long route buses from Gabtoli, Mohakhali, Sayedabad remained grounded. Read more →

Sayedee to hang

Ref: The first war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee to death for his war crimes during the 1971 Liberation war.

The verdict brings the first and perhaps the most sensational war crimes case to an end after 16 months since the charges were framed.

Sayedee to hang

Sayedee to hang

He was indicted on 20 charges on Oct 3, 2011 , several months before the other Jamaat leaders facing trial. He was arrested and brought before the tribunal for the first time on Nov 2, 2010, nearly a year before the indictment.

The three-member International Crimes Tribunal-1, was set up to try crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War, on Mar 25, 2010. Read more →

Jamaat calls hartal today

Ref: The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Wednesday called a nationwide dawn-to-dusk general strike for today.
Acting Jamaat secretary general Rafiqul Islam Khan called the general strike issuing a statement immediately after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 announced that it would pronounce today the verdict in a case against the detained Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee on charge of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 war of independence. Read more →

Countrywide hartal underway amid violence

REF:  A six-hour hartal in Dhaka and Chittagong while dawn-to-dusk elsewhere in the country, called by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami to press home their demands, is underway on Thursday amid stray violence.

Countrywide hartal underway amid violence

Countrywide hartal underway amid violence

Hartal supporters vandalized hundreds of vehicles in different areas of city and several district towns.

Pickets also set fire on several numbers of vehicles in city.   Read more →

'No foreign lawyers for Jamaat leaders'

Ref: The Bangladesh Bar Council has turned down an appeal to appoint foreign lawyers for the top five Jamaat-e-Islami leaders detained on charges of crimes against humanity, the council chairman has said.

Mahbubey Alam, also the attorney general, on Saturday told that the plea filed by lawyers of the Jamaat leaders on July 17 was turned down as the council ‘cannot provide certificate’ to anyone other than Bangladeshi lawyers. Read more →

Oppn hartal ends, Oppn demos ahead

Ref: BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami have given separate calls for demonstrations on June 15 and 16 to protest ‘suppression of opposition activists’ during the 36-hour general strike.

The main opposition and its ally Jamaat observed the two-day countrywide shutdown on June 12 and 13 in protest against the government move to repeal caretaker government system, and recommendations of the special parliamentary committee for constitution review.


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Sooner govt goes better for people’s relief: Jamaat

Ref: Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, the main ally of opposition BNP, Sunday said the sooner the government quits the better for alleviating people’s sufferings.

“As the government did not do a single good deed, their demand would be met only through government’s fall,” said Jamaat acting secretary-general ATM Azharul Islam at a press briefing on hartal at party’s central office at Maghbazaar in the city.

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Jamaat’s countrywide protest rallies Saturday

Ref: Jamaat-e-Islami will hold protest rallies across the country on Saturday in protest of Thursday’s police beating of its activists in the capital.

Jamaat acting secretary general ATM Azharul Islam announced the programs at a press conference at the party’s central office Friday.

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Jamaat to stage countrywide demonstrations Apr 5 Release of party top leaders demanded

Ref: Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party will stage demonstrations across the country on April 5 to drum up their demand for the release of their detained top leaders, who are now facing charges of wartime crimes.

Jamaat Acting Secretary-General ATM Azharul Islam Friday announced the programme at a press meet at party office in the city, criticizing the authorities for holding the party top brass in jail “without following due course of law”.

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