Shibir men fight cops
[Bangla Daily Star] Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
activists early yesterday hurled a bomb and brickbats on police in Jessore town while the law enforcers besieged a student's mess allegedly controlled by the pro-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...
student body supporters.
In return, police fired two blank shots and tossed in the slammer
You have the right to remain silent...
12 Shibir men from the mess who gathered there to plot subversive activities, reports our Jessore correspondent quoting Golam Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sadar Police Station.
The OC said a team of police conducted a drive at Munshi Bari Mess, locally known as a strong den of Shibir men, early yesterday. Sensing their presence,
My spider sense! It's tingling again! To arms! Aux barricades!
the Shibir men hurled a bomb and huge quantity of brickbats on them.
...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived...
in Jessore town yesterday noon, three persons including a director of a coaching centre were stabbed and a coaching centre was torched allegedly by the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League
... the student wing of the Bangla Awami League ...
, a pro-Awami League student organization.
The attackers ransacked Radar and Focus coaching centres, operated by Shibir, at Eidgah intersection and torched Radar Coaching Centre.
They stabbed Hafizur Rahman, a director of Radar; Shahadat Hossain, an employee; and Sujit Pal, an employee of an advocate's chamber which the attackers mistakenly ransacked.
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