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Jamaat

Prosecution wants gallows for Azharul

The prosecution yesterday sought capital punishment for Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam claiming that they had proved the charges of genocide and crimes against humanity against him at the International Crimes Tribunal-1. “Accused Azharul Islam was involved in sexually violating women, committed [at Rangpur Town Hall] during the Liberation War in 1971, which represents his perverted mentality,” said prosecutor Tureen Afroz. Before drawing conclusion to the arguments on legal aspects, she prayed to the tribunal to order Azharul to pay adequate...

Jamaat received Indian fund for anti-govt agitation: Report

Jamaat received Indian fund for anti-govt agitation: Report

Indian detectives have learnt that a portion of multi-crore chit fund was used to fan agitation against the Awami League government in Bangladesh and Jamaat-e-Islami is among the groups that received the fund, an Indian newspaper has reported. Saradha Group chairman Sudipto Sen, prime accused in the multi-crore chit fund scam, funded political parties...

Ershad urges BNP to join with JP

Ershad urges BNP to join with JP

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad today called upon BNP to join with his party as a nationalist force after leaving “the war crimes accused” Jamaat-e-Islam. "You (BNP chief Khaleda Zia) have announced that you will wage a tough anti-government movement and also said a lot of things regarding this. But you are absent from the streets as you have no strength to forge a movement," the JP boss said. He was addressing a rally at Mizan Maidan at Feni town on the occasion of the party’s district council. Ershad, also a special envoy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, criticised Khaleda saying that she was in power for two times but did not...

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...

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