42 Jamaat-Shibir men detained
[Bangla Daily Star] Police have jugged
Please don't kill me!
42 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami
The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka
The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an
independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
and Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
in the last two days across the country on charges of creating chaos and attacking law enforcers.
Ten activists were nabbed in Chapainawabganj, eight in Naogaon, nine in Chandpur and 15 in Jessore.
The nine Chandpur activists, jugged on Saturday night, were sent to jail yesterday.
Police filed two cases with Chandpur Model Police Station yesterday, accusing 250-300 Jamaat-Shibir activists of the same charges, our Chandpur correspondent reports.
The activists, who were cooled in Chapainawabganj and Naogaon, were planning acts of sabotage, said Chapainawabganj police.
...back at the pool hall, Peoria Slim had found another sucker...
Jamaat and Shibir have called a dawn-to-dusk hartal
... a peculiarly Bangla combination of a general strike and a riot, used by both major political groups in lieu of actual governance ...
in Joypurhat today following the death of Shibir activist Badiuzzaman. He was hit by a bullet during a clash with police in the capital on November 5.
Badiuzzaman, 22, was from Joypurhat. He died at Islami Bank Central Hospital in the capital on Saturday morning.
Besides, 27 Jamaat men, including Panchagarh district nayeb-e-ameer and sadar upazila Chairman Abdul Khalek, have been sent to jail in a case filed for beating Chhatra League
... the student wing of the Bangla Awami League ...
and Jubo League
... the youth wing of the Bangla Awami League...
In Noakhali, 26 Jammat leaders and activists were placed on one day's remand yesterday. Chief Judicial Magistrate SM Zakir Hasan passed the order following a remand prayer from police, reports our Noakhali correspondent.
Habiganj unit of Bangladesh Chhatra league brought out a procession in the district town yesterday, protesting against a threat to kill its district President Mostafa Kamal Azad. BCL alleged Shibir's Sylhet district President Khalilur Rahman made the death threat by phone on Friday.
Our RU correspondent said BCL activists allegedly beat and ousted eight students from the Madar Baksh Hall of Rajshahi University on Saturday night, suspecting their links with Islami Chhatra Shibir.
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