Shibir activist killed in Dinajpur
[Bangla Daily Star] An activist of pro-Jamaat student organization Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
, who sustained injuries in a clash with police in Chirirbandar of Dinajpur, died last night.
Mojaheed departed this vale of tears around 9:00pm on his way to Rangpur Medical College Hospital. He received rubber bullets during the clash, Matiur Rahman, secretary general of Jamaat's Dinajpur town unit, told The Daily Star.
He is the son of Khansama upazila 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...
Secretary General Ataur Rahman, added Matiur.
The clash ensued when police intercepted a procession brought out by Jamaat-Shibir supporters at Ranirbandar Bazar near Dinajpur-Dhaka highway around 6:15pm.
The law enforcers fired at least 15 tear gas canisters and 10 rounds of rubber bullets to disperse the activists, police said. The clash left at least 15 people injured including Mojaheed.
In response, the activists pelted brickbats at the police, said Md Tariqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Chirirbandar Police Station.
Due to the clash, traffic movement between Dinajpur and other districts halted for around three hours until 9:00pm.
Police tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
10 Jamaat-Shibir supporters from the spot, but later released them, said the OC.
Border Guard Bangladesh personnel have been deployed in the area following Mojaheed's death.
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