30 cops hurt in attacks
[Bangla Daily Star] 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 its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
once again swooped on law enforcers yesterday, the last day of Jamaat's nine-day programme, leaving about 20 coppers injured in Dhaka, Khulna and Cox's Bazar.

They launched sudden attacks on police and vandalised around 30 vehicles in the capital's Farmgate and Karwanbazar. Jamaat-Shibir men also torched the cycle of violence of a traffic police sergeant and attacked roadside business establishments in the areas.

At least 30 people, including 15 coppers, were maimed in the attacks.

Police nabbed
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
16 Jamaat-Shibir men in Dhaka and 87 others in Khulna, Joypurhat, Bagerhat, Chapainawabganj and Cox's Bazar.

Khulna City Jamaat 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 ...
for today protesting the arrest of Golam Parwar, former politician and Jamaat assistant secretary general, on Sunday night in connection with violence and attacks on police.

Panic gripped Farmgate and Karwanbazar areas when several hundred Jamaat-Shibir men suddenly launched attacks on law enforcers at around 4:30pm.

Witnesses said the attackers beat up law enforcers with sticks and hurled brickbats and stones at coppers, vehicles and roadside establishments.

Police picked up 16 Jamaat-Shibir men from the spot.

In the meantime, Khulna City Jamaat demanded immediate release of Parwar and all placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
activists of Jamaat and Shibir.

Earlier, Jamaat-Shibir men clashed with police on Shamsur Rahman road in the city. Four people, including two coppers, were maimed in the incident.

Police placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
three Shibir activists from the spot.

The clash ensued when police intercepted a procession brought out by Jamaat-Shibir men at about 1:00pm in protest of Parwar's arrest, said witnesses and police.

When Jamaat-Shibir men pelted police with brickbats, the police fired teargas canisters to bring the situation under control, said OC Shahbuddin Azad of Khulna Sadar Police Station.

Law enforcers arrested at least 65 Jamaat-Shibir activists in Dinajpur following attacks on coppers on Monday afternoon.

Jamaat-Shibir men enforced a daylong hartal in Joypurhat protesting the death of a Shibir activist. Several vehicles were set ablaze during the hartal.

In Cox's Bazar, Shibir men launched attacks on police when law enforcers intercepted their procession at around 3:00pm.

Two coppers were maimed. Law enforcers arrested four Shibir men in this connection.

Rab arrested two Jamaat-Shibir cadres from Islami Bank Institute of Technology in Bogra at about 11:50am for attacking police and vandalising a police van on November 5 in the town.

In Chapainawabganj, police arrested three Jamaat-Shibir men on Monday night on charge of creating chaos.

Six Jamaat-Shibir men were arrested in Bagerhat for bringing out a procession in the town defying police orders.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-14